NPM Principal Investigator, Fulbright-NPM Scholar and project leader on the NPM research project Ringihia i te ketenui a Tane: The language of the Stars, Associate Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe), University of Waikato - has continued his innovative work into Māori Astronomy with the recently launched book Matariki - The Star of the Year.

NPM is continuing its successful partnership with Fulbright NZ in 2017, and once again offering the opportunity to experience study, work and life in the US.

The Fulbright-NPM Graduate and Scholar Awards provide a life-changing opportunity to gain international experience and advance your career, to explore America, to share your culture and to build relationships with colleagues from around the world. Grantees undertake an exchange to their choice of leading American universities, which are world renowned for their expertise and resources.

The NPM Foundational Project; Promoting Effective Māori Leadership and Decision Making for Prosperous Economies of Wellbeing – Te Whakatairanga i te Ārahitanga Whai Hua me te Māori te Whakatau Kaupapa is turning a microscope on Māori leadership and decision-making as it plays out in modern Aotearoa.

Decisions made on the marae, and within iwi corporations and Māori-run businesses affect who gets to enjoy the fruits of the burgeoning Māori economy, which is now worth more than $40 billion.

Te Mana Raraunga - the Māori Data Sovereignty Network advocates for Māori rights and interests in data to be protected as the world moves into an increasingly open data environment.

Māori Data Sovereignty recognises that Māori data should be subject to Māori governance and supports tribal sovereignty and the realisation of Māori and Iwi aspirations.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's (NPM) 2016 Pūrongo Ā-Tau Annual Report was presented at NPM's Hui-ā-Tau (Annual General Meeting) in Wellington on May 25, 2017. This document highlights our performance and activities for the first year of our new Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) contract, engaging a renewed and collectivised network of 21 partners in an evolved NPM, with a distributed leadership and a new research leadership team.

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