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.
Our International Research Advisory Panel reported to our Board that “the Centre is on the cusp of necessary change in order to build upon the impressive gains made. This would ensure that Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga becomes the pre-eminent indigenous research centre in the world.” In 2010, our focus has been on bringing about this reality. This year, we have set out our vision for the future: that the creative potential of Māori peoples brings about positive change and transformation in the world. Our mission, therefore, is to conduct excellent research of relevance to Māori peoples; research that leads to this transformation and positive change.