An important issue gaining a great deal of profile and traction online and in the media recently has been the ethnic makeup of professors and academics at New Zealand Universities.
This interest originated out of a study and consequent papers published in the most recent issue of NPM's MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship - written by Dr Sereana Naepi and Dr Tara McAllister, along with her co-authors Associate Professor Joanna Kidman and Drs' Reremoana Theodore and Olivia Rowley.
What are the distinctive dimensions and drivers of innovative Māori leadership and integrated decision-making? And how do these characteristics deliver pluralistic outcomes that advance transformative and prosperous Māori economies of well-being?
The NPM Foundational Project Promoting Effective Māori Leadership and Decision Making for Prosperous Economies of Well-being: Te whakatairanga i te ārahitanga whai hua me te Māori te whakatau kaupapa is focused on answering these questions.
NPM applauds the Waitangi Tribunal’s landmark report calling on the Government to act urgently to address the nation's ongoing governance of water rights, which is in breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi principles.
The Tribunal released its report yesterday with a clear finding that the Resource Management Act is not consistent with Treaty principles, and calling for a new national co-governance body to be established for freshwater - highlighting the need for the Crown to recognise Māori proprietary rights and economic interests in water.
Is harakeke one key to a sustainable future for Aotearoa and, if it is, how do we utilise it to develop this sustainable future?
The NPM project Harakeke for a Sustainable Future in Whakaki, is being led by Dr Simon Hills from Massey University and has been examining the interface between mātauranga Māori and ecological science related to harakeke.