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.
Our founding institutions are: The University of Auckland; The University of Otago; The University of Waikato; Victoria University of Wellington; Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi; Te Wānanga o Aotearoa; Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research Ltd; and The Auckland War Memorial Museum.
The Institute has worked strategically during the past year to consolidate its infrastructure, while developing and extending networks involving our member entities, Māori researchers, Māori communities and policy agencies. We have also established connections with international networks that share similar research themes or interests in indigenous issues and in building research capability. The Institute has deployed its funds through various programme opportunities that address our research themes and that encourage emerging and accomplished researchers to engage in collaborative and cross-disciplinary research with Māori communities.