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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 17:30

In conjunction with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), the Science Media Centre is running two dedicated media and communications workshop sessions for Māori researchers. 

The first workshop will be held at Waipapa Marae, Auckland, on the 17 - 18th March, 2016. The second workshop will run from 8-9th June in Dunedin.

These sessions are designed to give attendees practical skills and strategies in explaining their project work to a wide audience, and engaging more effectively with not only the media, but stakeholders, conference audiences and in general public outreach.

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 16:30

Abstract submissions for NPM's 2016 International Indigenous Research Conference are now open!

Submit your abstract here

To deliver a presentation at our 7th Biennial Conference your 200 word abstract must align to one of our conference themes below, and be submitted no later than Monday 9th May.

The key themes for this year's conference are:

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:45

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) will be holding its 7th Biennial 2016 International Indigenous Conference in Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland, from 15th - 18th November this year.

Previous NPM conferences have been held in Auckland to wide acclaim - highlighting not only our mutual indigeneity, but also the multidisciplinary approach that is essential for indigenous development.

The conference themes are:

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 15:45

In 2016 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) commences its new Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) contract funded by the Tertiary Education Commission, which will carry it through to 2020. Over the coming five years NPM will embark on a new research programme whilst continuing to focus on realising Māori aspirations for positive engagement in national life, enhancing our excellence in Indigenous scholarship and providing solutions to major challenges facing humanity in local and global settings.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 09:30

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te tau hou ki a koutou katoa me o koutou whānau

As we look towards a new year in 2016, this is the time when we reflect on where we have come from and the year that is soon to be behind us. It is a time for rest, for renewal, for contemplation and for spending time with whānau.

Monday, December 21, 2015 - 12:00

An opportunity to apply for a PhD has recently been announced. Applications close Friday, January 22, 2016 and can be made here on the University of Auckland website.

The project will based out of the Department of Social & Community Health at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, and is supported by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM). 

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 08:45

A new book by Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer and NPM researcher, Dr Maria Bargh, offers an insight into the highly secretive world of the private military, while also challenging perceptions about the economic contribution of Māori.

A Hidden Economy, which was supported by an NPM Publications Support Grant, explores Māori participation in the private military, suggesting that the extent of involvement presents a challenge to stereotypical views which primarily consign the Māori economy to the farming, fishing and forestry industries.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:15

E ngā mātāwaka o te motu, tēnā koutou katoa

NPM would like to recognise and acknowledge Professor Margaret Mutu from the School of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland - who has this week been awarded the Pou Aronui Award by the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) for her sustained and extensive contribution to indigenous rights and scholarship in New Zealand.

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 15:45

Two of NPM's lead researchers have just been promoted to full professors. 

Professor Jacinta Ruru is based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago and in 2016 will commence co-directorship of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Jacinta is on the research leadership team for NPM, was the Fulbright Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Senior Māori Scholar in 2012 and is currently co-investigator on the project - Māori Engagement in NZ’s Extractive Industry (EI): Innovative Legal Solutions. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 18:30

- Optimising the Māori in Māori Economic Development

A recently released documentary on our Media Centre looks at the challenges Māori face in carrying out and embarking on economic development and balancing modern economic 'fundamentals', with ideas and principles that are at the core of being Māori.

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