2023 Pūrongo-ā-tau Annual Report | Building the foundations for flourishing Māori futures

For over two decades Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has stood as Aotearoa’s only Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence. Here we present our 2023 contributions and the impact we achieved as a network of highly skilled and motivated researchers and post graduate students deeply committed to realising hopeful and flourishing futures for our communities and generations to come. 

2022 Pūrongo-ā-tau Annual Report | Building the foundations for flourishing Māori futures

For two decades Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has stood as Aotearoa’s only Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence. In 2022, we reflected on our beginnings, our contribution and the impact we achieved as a network of highly skilled and motivated researchers and post graduate students deeply committed to realising hopeful and flourishing futures for our communitiesand generations to come. Our 20th year logo celebrates our journe y towards becoming a taonga for our peoples and nation.

2021 Pūrongo-ā-tau Annual Report | Building the foundations for flourishing Māori futures

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Annual Report submitted to TEC for the reporting period 1 July to 31 December 2021 (6 months).

This is our first report representing the new Matakitenga framework and while it is challenging and complex, it has highlighted in just this short time how engaging and successful this model can be to achieve our vision and mission as a collective and how much more can be achieved over the next 7 years.

Whāia ngā pae o te māramatanga

Ko te pae tawhiti, whāia kia tata

Ko te pae tata, whakamaua kia tina

2020-2021 Pūrongo-ā-tau Annual Report | Māori leading New Zealand into the Future

This Annual Report highlights the achievements of our CoRE over the period January 2020 to June 2021. It also marks the end of our TEC funding for the period 2016-2021. Much has been achieved during this time including, importantly, securing further TEC funding for 2021-2028.



Pūrongo Ā-Tau Annual Report 2019: Demonstrating Considerable Contributions

With our 2019 Annual Report NPM once again demonstrates our considerable contribution to Māori scholarship, Māori communities, the field and recognition of Indigenous research as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. Our work, together with our collective energy and outcomes all contribute to achieving our vision of Māori Leading Aotearoa New Zealand into the Future.

Pūrongo Ā-Tau Annual Report 2018: Extending Horizons and Growing Partnerships

This Annual Report highlights the significant research and activities of NPM's in 2018. With a focus on providing excellent research that will benefit our many communities across the country.  It also highlights our deep partnership with our communities, to sharing and engaging with government and agencies to further impact positve change and policy. More than 350 research outputs were produced last year by our researchers, amongst a full programme of 48 ongoing research projects addressing our research priorities, and multiple wānanga, scholarships and awards, ongoing symposiums and our 8th biennial International Indigenous Research Conference.

Pūrongo Ā-Tau Annual Report 2017: Expanding Partnerships & Success

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's 2017 Annual Report showcases the expansion of our partnerships, collaboration and success over the year, with newly launched research and the ongoing development of our 15 foundational research projects and seed and scope projects. NPM researchers continued to expand their horizons leading and contributing to new and exciting initiatives, and increasingly building their profiles and growing the importance of Māori-led and influenced research on the national consciousness.

Pūrongo Ā-Tau Annual Report 2016: Enhancing Excellence

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's 2016 Annual Report 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. 15 Foundational Research Projects as well as 10 new Seed and Scope projects were commenced and over 300 outputs were produced and delivered from NPM research and researchers.

Annual Report 2015: Delivering Outcomes and Growing our Community

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's 2015 Annual Report has been published and highlights a year when we delivered real outcomes for iwi, hapū and whānau and enjoyed consistent growth, as well as the increased engagement of our network and wider community. 26 research projects were completed over the course of the year, and the NPM network collectively published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, 15 book chapters, 37 research reports and 9 books. Our online and social media audiences expanded rapidly and we continued to distribute knowledge of our research far and wide. 

Annual Report 2014 : Ongoing Impact and Research Excellence

The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 2014 Annual Report highlights the ongoing impact of our research for individual Māori communities across the motu and indeed the nation as a whole. This past year we launched a series of new projects focused on Māori economic performance, published our research widely and produced research outputs that directly influenced the day to day lives of local communities.

Annual Report 2013: Shows Valuable Investment and High Impact

The 2013 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Annual Report highlights the significant outputs, contributions and outcomes NPM produces through its funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). This past year the centre exceeded expectations and produced very real benefits to Māori and the country. The enormous amount of NPM activity, with hundreds of outputs and distinct research projects and thousands of people involved, continues the efforts of the centre to deliver ongoing value to TEC, its researchers and its communities.

Annual Report 2012

In 2012 our focus was on the continued implementation of our evolved strategic direction to unleash the creative potential of Māori peoples to achieve positive change and transformation through our research priorities and other related activities. We continued to strengthen our ability to connect meaningfully with Māori communities and bring forth their distinctive aspects.

Annual Report 2011

2011 has seen the implementation of the next phase of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, an evolution and major step to secure the future of the Centre ensuring our relevancy for the coming years. Our evolved strategic direction is focused on the real challenges and opportunities in our communities and how to address or nurture these through research, knowledge sharing and capability building.

Annual Report 2010

2010 has yet again been a busy year in the life of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and here we present the breadth and range of research and activities undertaken, hosted and supported by our Centre over the year. While addressing needs in our communities now, we are also looking firmly to the future, to the far horizon, and supporting research and activities that will transform the research discipline, our communities and society in general.

Annual Report 2009

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga not only focuses on supporting excellent research but also on ensuring its benefits are spread widely. Sometimes we can achieve this (as in environmental research projects) by including students or communities in the research itself, so that in addition to our researchers gaining local knowledge we can help students build capability.

Annual Report 2008

All organisations value progress but at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga it comes with some unique challenges. We are of course focused on excellent research, but at the same time by creating a new knowledge base we also aim to ensure lasting benefits for Mäori and the nation. There is some urgency to this.

Annual Report 2007

Another good year for an ambitious vision. As one of eight Centres of Research Excellence supported by the New Zealand Government, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is charged with contributing to full participation by Māori in all aspects of society and the economy. It is an ambitious vision.

Annual Report 2006

In 2006 it was pleasing to see just how many important gains were made in delivering on the broad and sometimes long-term objectives set when the Centre was founded just four years ago. As set out elsewhere in this report, our research activity flourished. Importantly, research supported by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga continued to be published widely in books and leading international journals and rapidly taken up at government policy levels.

Mid-Term Review 2005

As Joint Directors, we welcome the opportunity presented by this Mid-term Review to report on progress towards the implementation of the proposal and achievement of the vision of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has established a new paradigm for research in which a critical mass of excellent researchers.

Annual Report 2004-2005

We move towards an exciting future.  This reporting period, from July 2004 to December 2005, has been in many ways a watershed, with perhaps the most important event for the medium-term future being the very solid endorsement we received from the Tertiary Education Commission's Mid-Term Review for the Centre's work over our first two-and-a-half years. This Review confirmed funding to continue the Centre's work over the next two-and-a-half years. It provides valuable stability of resourcing, and is also a very welcome confirmation of just how much has been achieved.

Annual Report 2003-2004

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is the National Institute of Research Excellence for Māori Development and Advancement and is one of seven national centres of research excellence that were selected for funding by the New Zealand Government in 2002 and subsequently, established as an Institute on 1 July 2002. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is hosted by the University of Auckland and comprises researchers and member entities from eight institutions.

Annual Report 2002-2003

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga was selected as a Centre of Research Excellence in 2002. Our vision is the transformation of New Zealand society to achieve full participation by Māori in all aspects of society and the economy. The mission of the Institute is to provide excellent research, training and knowledge transfer to support achievement of the vision.