Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is delighted to announce that Kerensa Johnston (Ngāti Tama, Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Whāwhakia) has joined New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence as Board Chair in 2019.
Kerensa brings with her a wealth of experience in the corporate world as well as an academic rigour that will be essential in continuing to move NPM forward into an exciting and challenging future.
On 11 December at the University of Auckland, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence and Whakauae Research for Māori Health & Development presented the results of the 2017 project - Cultural, Ethical, Research, Legal & Scientific (CERLS) Issues of Rongoā Māori Research. The output of this research project is a set of Rongoā Māori research guidelines.
Sir Tīpene O'Regan chaired his final Board meeting of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) last week. After 12 years of leading the Board and guiding NPM, Sir Tīpene will conclude his tenure at year end.
Sir Tīpene arrived at NPM in August 2006 having led the Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty settlement claims process. He was an architect of the Treaty Fisheries Settlements, had been founding chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana, Assistant Vice Chancellor Māori at the University of Canterbury and a long serving Chair of the Ngāi Tahu Māori Trust Board.