Ngā mihi mō te Kirihimete
Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa
Let us keep close together not far apart
We have reached the end of what has been an exciting, successful and busy year here at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) - New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence.
We have completed the first year of our five year Centre of Research Excellence contract with the Tertiary Education Commission and in doing so have further developed and commenced a series of our foundational research projects. We have also initiated new research strategies and partnerships, and through robust processes have invested millions of dollars in scholarships, internships and research support to our partners and Māori researchers throughout the country.
We have grown our national and international Indigenous network by supporting important projects that have real significance to our communities, and once again have held our successful International Indigenous Research Conference and delivered research and leadership that continues to produce strategic results across our interwoven thematic threads of the Māori economy, environment and society.
NPM will be taking a short break over the holiday season, as we all enjoy a taste of the Aotearoa summer and recharge our batteries for the year ahead.
2017 is looking even bigger as we continue to work towards realising Māori aspirations for flourishing economies, environments and peoples as well as strengthen our strategies and partnerships not only with iwi and hapū, but also with our partner institutions, local and central government and businesses, all with a focus on achieving our vision of Māori leading New Zealand into the future.
Thank you for all your support over the past 12 months. Please have a safe and restful holiday season with your whānau, and we all look forward to connecting with you again early next year.
Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa
NPM will close on Wednesday 21 December, 2016 and reopen Monday 9 January, 2017.