Our Research

NPM research solves real world challenges facing Māori. We do so in Māori-determined and inspired ways engendering sustainable relationships that grow the mana (respect and regard) and mauri (life essence) of the world we inhabit.

The excellence and expertise of the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga researcher network is organised by four Te Ao Māori knowledge and excellence clusters or Pae. Pae are where our researchers rise with Te Ao Māori knowledge, tools and expertise to build a secure and prosperous future for Māori and Aotearoa New Zealand. Pae are purposefully expansive and inclusive, supporting transdisciplinary teams and approaches. Our 2021-2024 programme of work will look to the far future to assure flourishing Māori futures for generations to come. With Māori intended as the primary beneficiaries of our research, our programme will reinforce the firmly established foundations of mātauranga Māori through sound research attuned to the lived experience of Māori.

Four Pātai or critical systems-oriented questions generate transformative interventions and policy advice for stakeholders and next users. All of our research will contribute mātauranga-informed theories, models and evidenced solutions in response to our Pātai. Our Pātai serve to integrate and energise our programme and Pae to synthesize our research for next stage impact and outcomes.

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    The theory of value research platform is concerned with considering:

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    The theory of value research platform is concerned with considering:

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    The theory of value research platform is concerned with considering:

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

     

    What digital platforms could support a collective approach to Te Tai Ao?
    How could this be managed; practically and using what protocols?

    What are the potential uses and benefits of these platforms locally, nationally and internationally?
    What are the potential Te Tai Ao future needs of iwi/hapū that need to be addressed in the digital platform considerations?
    What opportunities are there for Indigenous digital solution platform that can be developed and implemented in communities?

     

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

     

    What digital platforms could support a collective approach to Te Tai Ao?
    How could this be managed; practically and using what protocols?

    What are the potential uses and benefits of these platforms locally, nationally and internationally?
    What are the potential Te Tai Ao future needs of iwi/hapū that need to be addressed in the digital platform considerations?
    What opportunities are there for Indigenous digital solution platform that can be developed and implemented in communities?

     

  • Full project Kia Ārohi Kia Mārama - Scoping Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What current methods do Māori (particularly those on low incomes and/or living in conditions of poverty) use to manage money?

    What financial products and services are likely to be effective for Māori and how might these be successfully implemented?

    What support can Māori organisations (including iwi) and the government provide to increase whānau financial literacy and savings?

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    The overarching research platform questions include:

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    The overarching research platform questions include:

  • 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?

  • 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?

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