On Friday 13 September, the New Zealand Drug Foundation is hosting a significant symposium in Parliament “Through the Maze: just and equitable drug law reform”.

Keynote speakers include outstanding USA speakers asha bandele (author & organiser), Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter co-founder), and Deborah Small (Executive Director, Break the Chains).  NPM is proud to support this event.

The central themes of the symposium are:

Whai Rawa - Māori Economies
Economic Development

For the past 12 months Dr Jordan Te Aramoana Waiti (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maahanga, Te Rarawa) - University of Waikato, has been working on an exciting NPM scoping project - Wai-Tai, Wai-Rua: A Mātauranga Māori based Heke Ngaru Programme to Promote Mauri Ora.

The core of this project is focused around how a mātauranga Māori-based heke ngaru (surfing) programme is able to contribute to flourishing whānau.

On Thursday 25th July, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) formally announced the next Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round details. See the announcement here.

We were very pleased to see the details and had been awaiting this announcement, which is central to our plans to secure the future of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

NPM's 2018 Annual Report  centres around our vision of Māori Leading New Zealand into the Future and providing research of excellence that will benefit all of our communities. Download a full digital copy here.

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