Tēnā koutou katoa i tēnei rangi, te tīmatanga o Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Heoi anō, ko ngā mihi nui ēnei ā Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga ki Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori e kawe ake nei, e whakatairanga ake nei i tēnei kaupapa ia tau, ia tau kia noho tonu ai ko te reo Māori hei mea nui ki roto i te hinengaro o te tangata, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea. Nā reira e hoa mā, kia mau, kia ū, kia manawanui ki te reo taketake o tēnei whenua. Kōrerotia te reo, tuhituhia te reo, pānuitia te reo kia kore ai e ngaro, pēnei i te ngaronga o te moa. He taonga te reo Māori.

AlterNative celebrates the 10th anniversary of the journal this year.

The first issue in 2014 the 10th anniversary milestone, Volume 10(1), is on education with important and thought-provoking articles from scholars in Australia and Botswana. Other submissions come from those working in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand and Costa Rica.

A new Director has been appointed to lead Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and the University of Auckland are thrilled and excited by the prospects of the appointment of Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh as Director of NPM. Associate Professor McIntosh is not new to NPM or the Directorship, previously being a Joint Director, but now she takes on the directorship as a sole lead Director.

Fulbright New Zealand and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, call for applications to the 2015 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award. This award, valued at up to US$33,000, is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development during the 2015-2016 American academic year.


Make sure you dont miss out on the 6th biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 2014 International Indigenous Development Research Conference (IIDRC).

The conference is being held 25th - 28th November in Auckland, welcoming indigenous scholars from many different research fields and nations to come together and share knowledge, develop ideas and create innovative approaches to research. It will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development.

Some economists argue for diversity in the way collective resources are managed rather than one having an unquestioning faith in leaving things to the market. Our team supports this thinking and look at how ethics and Māori knowledge can be used equally alongside economics in managing collective Māori assets. We argue that simple measures of collective well-being used alongside mainstream economics are robust enough to help us make collective decisions. The team is developing a Māori knowledge and ethics based decision-making framework for collective assets.

Almost 30 years ago, Jeffrey Sissons, noted historian, proposed two major types of histories principally relating to northern tribal region of New Zealand: (1) founding and (2) conquest. Founding traditions ‘concern marriage, birth and residence; they establish relations between hapū [kin groups] with respect to land’, he wrote (1988, p.200). Certainly this description may apply elsewhere in Aotearoa. There is another dimension of founding narratives that we want to talk about: the voyaging waka. These kōrero (stories) concern entrepreneurial leadership, discovery and expansion.

Kia ora koutou katoa, We are delighted to announce that we have three grant rounds opening today! Make sure you get your applications in so you don’t miss out on these great opportunities. Knowledge Exchange Support Grant: Is available to run events at which research knowledge of a transformative nature is shared among our key audiences. Such events include conferences, symposia, hui, wānanga, colloquium, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions. 

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is delighted to announce that our first Horizons of insight seminar for 2014 is taking place next week. By our own Senior Research Fellow - Research Performance Dr Marilyn Tangi Ina McPherson When: Wednesday 26th March 2014 Where: Wharekai, Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland Time: 2-3 PM 

This research is a retrospective auto ethnographical account detailing the life history of my son Jonathon Kyle te Rau Aroha Brewin, born 10/10/75 and died 21/7/85. This is a story full of the many concepts related to happiness, joy, love and deep, deep sadness.