Award to assist students attend the 2017 Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) Conference.

We recently highlighted an upcoming opportunity for 10 Māori students to attend this years LSAANZ Conference, which is being hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and the University of Otago, in Dunedin from the 6-9 December and we have now opened the online applications process.

Each scholarship is valued at up to $600, and is designed to assist with conference registration costs, travel costs and/or accommodation.

NPM Principal Investigators Professor Rawinia Higgins and Professor Poia Rewi, together with researcher Vincent Olsen-Reeder have launched and published a series of reports from the long term research programme Ngā Whakakitenga a Te Kura Roa: Whaihua

Seven individual reports have been presented to Te Kōhanga Reo and Te Ataarangi, from this research programme which was first initiated in 2010.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 21:00 to Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 01:00

A new 2015 documentary - He Mangōpare Amohia: Strategies for Māori Economic Development - has just been uploaded to our Media Centre. This film highlights the work conducted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, four participating iwi – Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and Ngāpuhi – and with NPM - providing an insight into their work and findings.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:30

On Wednesday 26th August and in the sixth of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s (NPM) Horizons of Insight Seminars for 2015, Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes, presented a professorial lecture on Māori and Research Advancement and Managing with the Minimum.

Two new Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) grants have just been announced!


Applications have opened once again for NPM's annual Summer Research Internships.

This successful programme is designed for Māori or Indigenous students who are interested in pursuing a career in research.

Students work under the direction and guidance of a senior researcher and on an existing research project which is aligned to the research plan of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

The 2015 Massey University, Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards shortlist was announced last week, and NPM has connections to four of the publications.

Our congratulations go all the authors and editors for their contribution to Māori scholarship and writing, but in particular would like to acknowledge the following three books which all received funding from NPM's publication support grants programme.

Melissa Matutina Williams for Panguru and the City: Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua - An Urban Migration History. (

Tracing the building of a waka in the far north Te Roroa Waipoua Forest Community, the 40 minute documentary - Te Hiringa o te Tangata - was produced as part of the NPM Te Rau Tītapu Wānanga Research Project, which has been underway since 2011.

This project was initiated with the purpose of investigating and creating models of 'ideal' wānanga, which could inspire iwi communities not just in Te Roroa and Te Tai Tokerau, but around the country.

The seminar Taunakitia Te Marae: Marae as Centres of Excellence - a Te Arawa Perspective, is now available online at our Media Centre.

Presented by Aneta Morgan (Te Arawa) the seminar outlines their research project which broadly looked into the factors that are required to ensure that marae can be centres of excellence for their people.

On Wednesday 29th July, Aneta Morgan (Te Arawa) will describe the results of their research project, Taunakitia Te Marae: Marae as Centres of Excellence - a Te Arawa Perspective, whose aim was to identify and share best practice and aspirations in marae development across Te Arawa marae.

The research, conducted through multiple hui across the rohe, identified three key areas of need that would ensure that marae could be centres of excellence for their people.

• Rangatahi engagement
• Succession planning
• Te Reo Māori