NPM'S 2019-2020 Summer Internship programme is now well underway with an outstanding group of inspiring emerging Māori researchers, working with Principal and Associate Investigators all over the country and engaged in an exciting range of projects across our research themes.
The interns and supervisors came together (mostly online) at the beginning of the summer programme in December, and are continuing to meet as a national rōpu on a weekly basis to share and be inspired by the career stories, insights and experiences of notable senior Māori leaders and researchers.
I tēnei tau 2019 kua tukua mai e Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, he taumata o MAI Pitopito Kōrero (MAI Journal) kia whakaaratia mai e ngā kaituhi reo a rātou pūkenga rangahau tuhituhi ki roto i tō tātou reo rangatira. He taumata hohonu, ātaahua tēnei kia whakaaratia te kounga o te reo rangahau haepapa matatau. Ko te kōmata taketake mō āu nei kaupapa rangahau kia tuhia mai ki roto i te reo.
In mid November, 87 Māori doctoral students from a broad range of disciplines came together from all over Aotearoa, along with some international Indigenous PhD students, to share their research in a Māori supported way.
What do a mānuka-honey cooperative in Northland, a ginseng exporter in the King Country and a prison services provider in Dunedin have in common? All are examples of Māori-owned business forging a distinctive identity in New Zealand’s economic and social future.
Since 2017 a specialised team based out of the University of Waikato and led by NPM Principal Investigator Dr Haki Tuaupiki have been working on identifying the traditional Māori language of navigation with the NPM scoping project Te Mātauranga Wakatere Waka.
How was language used as a navigational aid in Māori navigation, what are the perspectives of contemporary tohunga whakatere waka on Māori navigation aids today, and which stars do contemporary tohunga whakatere waka use in Māori navigation?