NPM Principal Investigator Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan (Te Wānanga o Ōwairaka-Unitec) recently delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture in Auckland.
Jenny is the new Professor of Māori Research, responsible for leading Unitec’s Strategic Focus initiative on Māori Research and is currently co-leading (together with Rau Hoskins) Te Manaaki o te Marae: The role of marae in the Auckland housing crisis; a significant Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua - Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities project funded by the National Science Challenge.
The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of Indigenous development. One award valued at up to US$40,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) is granted annually for up to one year of study or research in the US.
Vincent Malcolm-Buchanan passed away in Auckland on Saturday 1 June, after a period of intense illness. Aligned with Ngāti Whare of Te Whaiti, and Ngāti Pikiao of Rotoiti, he was an exceptional teacher, exemplary scholar and sensitive mentor. As a youth in Rotorua, he dazzled tourists on the concert stage, and pursued a career in hospitality. Contact with overseas visitors prompted him to aim much higher, and he commenced a degree in Religious Studies at Canterbury in the early 2000s. Vincee transferred to Waikato, completing his BA in Religious Studies & Anthropology in 2006.
Providing informed and expert Māori researched evidenced insights is central to the work of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), and this week NPM has launched a new series of think piece papers to provide research and focus to critical topic areas and issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand.