Ngāpera Keegan (Ngāti Apakura and Ngāti Hikairo) received the 2018-2019 Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi summer scholarship, which is offered in partnership with the Cawthron Institute based in Nelson.
Ngāpera is at Waikato University, studying towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science and over the past few months has been working on a project that examines the behavioural ecology of scampi, and aims to provide new knowledge on optimal growing conditions and animal welfare for scampi in aquaculture.
From the 11th - 14th February more than 30 of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s senior researchers including our leadership team and new Board Chair, Kerensa Johnston, were based at Rānana (Ruakā) Marae on the Whanganui River, for our annual Principal Investigators Wānanga. For four days, we came together within the valley of the Te Awa Tupua o te Whanganui, the majestic river valley, deeply embedded in the living energy of the generous communities.
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.