• MAI ki Manawatū

    Activities & Events

    • 2023 Feb 03 9:00 AM to 2023 Feb 06 5:00 PM

      Writing retreat (3 nights)

    • 2023 Jan 20 9:00 AM to 2023 Jan 23 5:00 PM

      Vaughan Park

    • 2022 Jul 08 10:00 AM to 2022 Jul 08 4:00 PM

      F2F & Online


      This blended online symposium is an opportunity to strengthen connections within your MAI site whānau and, together, to consider the wider impact and reach of our collective research to grow, nurture and support Indigenous research relations.

    • 2019 Nov 14 9:00 AM to 2019 Nov 17 5:00 PM

      Puketeraki Marae, North Otago

      In mid November, 87 Māori doctoral students from a broad range of disciplines came together from all over Aotearoa, along with some international Indigenous PhD students, to share their research in a Māori supported way.

    • 2019 Nov 14 9:00 AM to 2019 Nov 17 5:00 PM

      Puketeraki Marae, North Otago

      Join us for the annual National MAI Doctoral Conference, which will be held at Puketeraki Marae, North Otago, 14 -17 November 2019.

      MAI ki Otago, together with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, looks forward to hosting Māori postgraduate students from all over Aotearoa New Zealand for this premiere Māori graduate event.

    (Massey University)

    Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Māori

    Open to all Māori students enrolled or interested in enrolling in a doctoral programme at Massey University. Check out our Facebook page for up to date information on what’s happening at Massey University 

  • Ngāti Porou

    Ko Hikurangi te Maunga, Ko Waiapu te Awa, Ko Ngāti Porou te Iwi, Ko te Whānau a Pōkai te Hapū, Ko Te Kapa o Hinekōpeka te Tūrangawaewae, Ko Pōkai te Marae, Ko Pōhatu te Wharekai. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā rā tātou katoa.

    My main accomplishments to-date are my five children and (so far) eight mokopuna.

    I am a senior lecturer/researcher in education with a main focus on mathematics education in relation to kaupapa and mātauranga Māori in kura. 

  • Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:
    Project completed

    What is the current state of knowledge on wairua, pregnancy and birthing, what are the key initia-tives and opportunities for collaborative research pro-jects, and who are the key stakeholders in this area?

    Pregnancy and birth are key times in the lives of mothers, babies and their whānau. Some whānau have the re-sources and life contexts that enable them to understand and experience pregnancy and birth using Māori concepts, frameworks and practices while many other Māori experience pregnancy and birth within a largely Western or mainstream biomedical system of processes and practices without recourse to Māori knowl-edge or support.

  • Full project Kia Tō Kia Tipu - Seeding Excellence

    Project commenced:

    Is harakeke one key to a sustainable future for Aotearoa and, if it is, how do we utilise it to develop this sustainable future?

  • Full project Kia Tō Kia Tipu - Seeding Excellence

    Project commenced:

    How can local tangata whenua be empowered to make the best decisions for sustainable management of Northland’s brown kiwi, and how can the isolated kiwi populations from Ipipiri (Eastern Bay of Islands) be managed to maintain local whakapapa and reduce the negative impact of small population sizes and inbreeding?

  • Ngāti Porou
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Agriculture and Environment

    The overarching theme of my research is understanding the composition, distribution and evolutionary history of New Zealand’s unique ecosystems. My primary focus is the rich, and largely endemic, marine mollusc fauna. However, I apply my broadly ranging expertise in genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology, to a diverse range of research topics involving New Zealand’s biodiversity, both native and exotic.

  • Full project Kia Tō Kia Tipu - Seeding Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What mātauranga exists that can support our flora for their continued existence as taonga and how can Māori build their response capability to biological threats on taonga plant species?

  • Te Ātiawa Ngāti Tama
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Economics and Finance

    Matthew Roskruge (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama) is codirector of Te Au Rangahau and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance. He has an academic background in health and population economics, and researchers broadly as an applied economist and social scientist. His current research projects include:

    • Māori economics & mixed-methods
    • Social capital and wellbeing research
    • Effective health systems and service delivery; Health Economics
    • Population, labour and regional economics
  • Full project Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What are the bases for Māori enterprise collaboration? How do Māori activate Indigenous entrepreneurial capabilities for collaboration and what forms do Māori enterprise collaborations take?

    By exploring Māori enterprise collaboration as a fundamental but challenging strategy for Māori economic development, this project identifies principles and models which can inform Māori and non-Māori about enterprise collaboration. It does this by using mātauranga Māori, kaupapa Māori, tikanga Māori and te reo Māori, as well as considerations of non-Māori principles, practices and technologies for enterprise collaboration.

  • Te Ātiawa
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Psychology

    Natasha Tassell-Matamua is a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University, where she teaches in the area of cultural psychology. Her research platform encompasses two primary threads: Indigenous Psychology with a focus on mātauranga Māori as it relates to: ethics, spirituality, well-being, and the environment - and also Exceptional Human Experiences with a particualr focus on near-death experiences [NDEs].