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NPM has developed and confirmed eight new seed and scope research projects that will deliver innovative, inspiring and impactful research, and initiate and lead to transformative outcomes.

Te Reo me ngā tikanga Māori

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.

Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata – When the land is healthy, people are healthy

Ka ora te tangata, ka ora te whenua – When people are healthy, the land is healthy

Climate change is one of the most serious global health threats of the 21st century. Its impacts will be disproportionately borne by the most disadvantaged populations around the world, including Indigenous peoples who have long-term interests in the land that remains under their control after colonisation, and are heavily invested in primary industries.

Join us for the annual National MAI Doctoral Conference, which will be held at Puketeraki Marae, North Otago, 14 -17 November 2019.

MAI ki Otago, together with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, looks forward to hosting Māori postgraduate students from all over Aotearoa New Zealand for this premiere Māori graduate event.

On Friday 13 September, the New Zealand Drug Foundation is hosting a significant symposium in Parliament “Through the Maze: just and equitable drug law reform”.

Keynote speakers include outstanding USA speakers asha bandele (author & organiser), Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter co-founder), and Deborah Small (Executive Director, Break the Chains).  NPM is proud to support this event.

The central themes of the symposium are:

For the past 12 months Dr Jordan Te Aramoana Waiti (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maahanga, Te Rarawa) - University of Waikato, has been working on an exciting NPM scoping project - Wai-Tai, Wai-Rua: A Mātauranga Māori based Heke Ngaru Programme to Promote Mauri Ora.

The core of this project is focused around how a mātauranga Māori-based heke ngaru (surfing) programme is able to contribute to flourishing whānau.

On Thursday 25th July, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) formally announced the next Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round details. See the announcement here.

We were very pleased to see the details and had been awaiting this announcement, which is central to our plans to secure the future of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

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