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In her recent Inaugural Professorial Lecture, NPM Co-Director and Otago University Law Professor Jacinta Ruru anchored her research journey within the above Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa.

Jacinta outlines the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. Jacinta is NZ's first Māori Professor of Law.

Please note that 2016-2017 applications are now closed.

Do you want to drive your research career forward? Do you want to work with some of NZ's foremost Indigenous researchers? Do you want to be part of our vision of Māori leading NZ into the future?

Sir Maui Pomare said that "Education is to be the future paddle for our canoe" and here at NPM this philosophy drives us to not only strive for advances across all of our research themes, but also to continue to offer opportunities wherever we can to young Indigenous researchers of the future.

On the Monday before the start of this year's International Indigenous Research Conference, NPM is hosting three important pre-conference workshops.

Register for these Monday 14 November workshops and events. Nau mai! Haere mai! All are welcome.

Indigenous Data - Indigenous Sovereignty Workshop
Indigenous Food Sovereignty Workshop
Early Career & Post Graduate Workshop
MAI Te Kupenga Breakfast
NPM Book Launch

The 2016 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards were held on Wednesday 17 August at Parliament, and NPM's two Co-Directors were both honoured individually for their outstanding body of work and sustained excellence in tertiary teaching.

The awards, which are administered by Ako Aotearoa, celebrate New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers - as recognised by their organisations, colleagues, students and broader communities. 

Professor Jacinta Ruru and Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh were this years individual recipients of the Kaupapa Māori Category.

This year, at NPM's International Indigenous Research Conference we are holding our first Indigenous 3-Minute Thesis Competition (link here to conference site).

Entries are now open to research masters and confirmed doctoral candidates undertaking Indigenous focused research at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Doctoral and masters candidates whose theses are under examination by the date of their first presentation are eligible to compete. (note: graduates are not eligible)

NPM recently announced its intention to develop, seed and scope new research which falls within its research themes - and submissions for this fund are now open.

Our goal with this opportunity, is to contribute to the centres outcomes and vision via a small contestable fund, and to develop new research projects that have transformative potential. 

NPM is holding a series of virtual online hui over the next two weeks - highlighting our new contestable fund for research funding.

The Kia Tō Kia Tipu award, will seed new research, providing funding to the initial project research stages of up to $25,000 for no more than one year duration. The Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama award, is designed to scope an actual research project, and will provide funding of up to $60,000 for no more than one year duration.

Over the first six months of 2016, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has distributed grants and awards totalling more than $250,000 to almost 30 Māori researchers from around the country.

These grants and awards are designed to build capability and expand capacity in our wider network, offering opportunities for researchers to engage in new project research, advance their careers and expertise, and deliver real outcomes for their communities.

On Tuesday 5 July, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (TTWh) and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) celebrated Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with an important and unique celebration at Waipapa Marae.

Recent recipients of the ‘Kia Ita’ Scholarships, which support the growth and advancement of Māori language researchers, were presented with their awards and  each of them provided a short outline of their projects and research. 

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