A small collection of recent NPM project reports highlighting the quality and breadth of our research and researchers have recently been made available. These three projects were completed in 2015 and look at: the challenges faced by Māori academics, how mātauranga Māori can inform farming practice and how the quality of te reo Māori can be enhanced for future generations.

New Zealand has seen a sharp increase in Extractive Industry (oil, gas and mining) projects in recent years, and the government has been strongly supportive of investment in this sector.

Some iwi and hapū have been engaged in high profile demonstrations against the industry ... but many Māori communities struggle to effectively engage with the industry, and in particular, point to inadequate consultation processes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:00

The modern Māori economy is a dynamic, deep-rooted, complex and ever evolving space.

Kaitiakitanga of natural resources, issues around intergenerational wealth, maintenance of cultural identity, and the wellbeing of iwi, hapū and whānau all play an important part in future strategic
development of tribal resources and business opportunities. 

Donna DeGennaro, Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Massachusetts and founder of the non-profit Unlocking Silent Histories (USH) has recently been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this years NPM International Indigenous Research Conference.

Donna joins Professor Sir Mason Durie, Justice Joe Williams and Professor Hyle Powys Whyte ( Michigan State University) as one of a number of internationally recognised presenters at our November conference. 

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s (NPM) new Board for its Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) contract through the Tertiary Education Commission, held its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, March 23rd to formally establish itself, and will now oversee NPM going forward and assist in achieving our vision of “Māori Leading New Zealand into the Future’.
 

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