Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata – When the land is healthy, people are healthy

Ka ora te tangata, ka ora te whenua – When people are healthy, the land is healthy

Climate change is one of the most serious global health threats of the 21st century. Its impacts will be disproportionately borne by the most disadvantaged populations around the world, including Indigenous peoples who have long-term interests in the land that remains under their control after colonisation, and are heavily invested in primary industries.

Join us for the annual National MAI Doctoral Conference, which will be held at Puketeraki Marae, North Otago, 14 -17 November 2019.

MAI ki Otago, together with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, looks forward to hosting Māori postgraduate students from all over Aotearoa New Zealand for this premiere Māori graduate event.

On Friday 13 September, the New Zealand Drug Foundation is hosting a significant symposium in Parliament “Through the Maze: just and equitable drug law reform”.

Keynote speakers include outstanding USA speakers asha bandele (author & organiser), Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter co-founder), and Deborah Small (Executive Director, Break the Chains).  NPM is proud to support this event.

The central themes of the symposium are:

For the past 12 months Dr Jordan Te Aramoana Waiti (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maahanga, Te Rarawa) - University of Waikato, has been working on an exciting NPM scoping project - Wai-Tai, Wai-Rua: A Mātauranga Māori based Heke Ngaru Programme to Promote Mauri Ora.

The core of this project is focused around how a mātauranga Māori-based heke ngaru (surfing) programme is able to contribute to flourishing whānau.

On Thursday 25th July, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) formally announced the next Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round details. See the announcement here.

We were very pleased to see the details and had been awaiting this announcement, which is central to our plans to secure the future of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

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