Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has announced a comprehensive suite of nine new research platforms, which are contributing to an enhanced research focus for NPM and designed to deliver innovation in areas of significant research challenge for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Working collaboratively across our 21 institutional partners and coordinating with a wide group of researchers, NPM has developed these platforms to further empower and drive Māori communities towards greater economic, cultural, social and environmental well-being.
In 2016 and 2017 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga together with its research partners and network developed and commenced 19 new seed and scope projects which were designed to test, progress and advance initial research ideas and propositions through to fully realised projects.
Now in 2018, NPM has announced 11 further new seed and scope research projects which will together continue to contribute to NPM’s research programme.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is on the eve of eight continuous days of intense global sharing of Indigenous-led researched solutions with hundreds of highly experienced Indigenous researchers arriving into Tāmakai Makaurau Auckland from almost 100 tribal nations, each of them specialists in business, health and medicine, sciences, humanities, languages, the performing arts and many other disciplines.
The achievements of Māori researchers, scholars and innovators were celebrated on Wednesday 17 October at the Research Honours Aotearoa event, hosted by Royal Society Te Apārangi at Te Papa, in Wellington, many with strong links and ties to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.
Founding Joint Director of NPM Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou) received the inaugural Te Puāwaitanga Award from Royal Society Te Apārangi in recognition of the eminent and distinctive contribution she has made to Te Ao Māori, and to Māori and Indigenous knowledge.
More than 300 scholars, authors, research and community leaders, publishers, secondary school students and politicians came together in Parliament this past week to celebrate the success and future of Te Takarangi - 150 Māori authored non-fiction books.
MC for the evening NPM Board Member and Associate Professor Scotty Morrison led a series of speakers to commend the collection.