In late 2017 a new group of NPM summer interns started working on their research projects under the supervision of some of NPM's leading researchers and investigators.

These 23 summer research internships provide practical research training over the summer period for the interns as well as a meaningful output at the end of the project. 

The research projects span multiple institutions, faculties and research themes, covering topics from mau rākau and well-being, to social movements and te reo Māori revitalisation.

The 2017-2018 Summer Interns and their projects are:

NPM has confirmed an exciting collection of new seed and scope research projects, which will further expand on our current body of research.

Thes will extend NPM's transformative potential throughout its research network and communities to ultimately produce valuable and effective strategic outcomes.

There are nine new projects covering key areas within our three research themes and programme of Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga Māori.

These include:

Whai Rawa: Māori Economies

The 2017 MAI Doctoral Conference hosted by MAI ki Massey in Palmerston North, opened on Thursday 16 November and Co-Director Jacinta Ruru commented just how powerful and empowering this gathering of Māori and Indigenous doctoral students is; "This is such an important annual opportunity to bring together incredible postgraduate students from around the motu to spend time together supporting and inspiring one another”.

Our congratulations go to all the newly announced Fellows of the Royal Society Te Apārangi, including NPM Investigator and University of Auckland academic Professor Margaret Mutu. Ka mau te wehi!

Margaret has advanced scholarship with her cutting-edge analysis of Māori language texts relating to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori claims against the Crown, oral histories and traditions, and Treaty settlements.

Hui Poutama, is a biennial symposium held at the University of Otago, which showcases the depth and reach of Māori academic research at the university.

Under the theme of “Titiro whakamuri kia anga whakamua”, 12 of the universities Māori academics are presenting their work, together with keynote speakers which include new NPM Co-Director Professor Linda Nikora and also NPM Postdotoral Fellow Dr Gianna Leoni.

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