A National Workshop convened by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Nau mai, piki mai, haere mai. This is an open hui, all welcome.

20th March 2014

Waipapa Marae Complex, Wynyard Street, Auckland


Thursday 27 March 2014

The value and future of Māori research in New Zealand was the subject of a national workshop at the University of Auckland last week.

Opportunity for a Yr 12 or Yr13 Māori student

8th Asian Science Camp, Singapore, 24th – 29th August

A fully funded opportunity for one Māori Yr12 or Yr13 student is available to attend the 8th Asian Science Camp in Singapore.

This opportunity has been made possible by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
NZ's Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, hosted by the University of Auckland.

The 6th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga conference is now calling for abstracts. The conference welcomes both oral and poster presentations. All oral presentations will be 20 mins, plus 5 mins for questions.

For more details please visit

We are pleased to announce that our Conference Attendance Grants are open for application. These present excellent opportunities for researchers and emerging scholars. All Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga grants and awards are positioned to advance our research plan and strategic plan.

For more information, please visit

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, in conjunction with the University of Canterbury, are launching the manuscript 'Ka Awatea: A tribal-based study of high-achieving rangatahi.' Held at Whakarewarewa Village, Friday 21st February 2014.

For more details on the project please visit

Our fifth annual research symposium Fostering Te Harakeke: Healthy and Prosperous families of Mana was held from 25th – 26th November in Tauranga. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga was honoured to co-host the event with Tauranga Moana (Ngāti Ruanui Iwi, Ngāi Te Rangi Iwi, Te Au Maaro o Ngāti Pukenga and Ngā Potiki)

Most keynote videos are now published for you to view and share online. See link below.

In addition, Hon Tariana Turia's dinner speech was another outstanding talk. This speech was publically released and can be viewed or read online. Again please see link below.

Applications are now open!

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is pleased to announce students can now apply for its summer internship programme 2013-14. The programme is intended for Māori and indigenous students interested in advancing their skills and capacity in indigenous development research. There are 10 internships available with a wide range of projects to select from. Applicants can be upper level undergraduates, postgraduates or enrolled in a Master’s programme but cannot be enrolled in a PhD programme or already have a PhD.

The wide variety of cultural and social features among Māori present a formidable challenge to those who seek to understand Māori identity – what ‘it’ is and how ‘it’ may be conceptualised and defined.

The 5 October 2011 grounding of the MV Rena on Otaiti was acknowledged as the worst environmental disaster in New Zealand’s history. The grounding and subsequent pollution had significant environmental impacts that were experienced in anthropogenic terms as well impacts upon social, economic, and cultural well-being - this damaging the mauri.