• Photos and report from our Enhancing Māori Distinctiveness Symposium
• A look at our four new research projects announced in December
• Details about the latest issue of MAI Journal
• And we introduce this year’s Fulbright-NPM Scholar Award recipients.
• A full report on our International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012
• A look at our new research projects announced at the Conference
• We introduce our two new Board members, Traci Houpapa and Associate Professor Pare Keiha
• And profile some of our Fulbright-NPM Graduate Award recipients.
Inside this issue: a full report on the Māori and Social Issues Colloquium; the latest updates on our upcoming International Indigenous Development Research Conference; and we look at two of our research projects: Exploring a Māori classificatory system of flora and fauna within Tainui waka; and Tetrodotoxin in kaimoana: science and mātauranga mitigating health risks from a lethal neurotoxin.
The latest quarterly issue includes, among other news: information about our upcoming International Indigenous Development Research Conference; a look at Dr Jason Turuwhenua’s research project Whatukura: A bioengineered model of the human eye; coverage of Wayuu language activist David Hernández Palmar’s visit to Auckland; and Whare Tapere 2012; details of our grants and awards available this year.
The latest edition of the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga newsletter, which includes a closer look at Poia Rewi’s book Whaikōrero: The World of Māori Oratory, coverage of our research symposium on optimising Māori Economic Development and profiles of our latest Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga award recipients.
The past few months has seen significant activity in the life of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. In late January, we completed and delivered to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) a mid-term review statement concerning the future of NPM until 2014.
Once again much has happened at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) in recent months. We are finalising the new Strategic Plan for approval by the Board and we are now moving to develop a Research Plan and a Research Commissioning Strategy.