Annual Report 2004-2005

2004-2005 Annual Report

We move towards an exciting future.  This reporting period, from July 2004 to December 2005, has been in many ways a watershed, with perhaps the most important event for the medium-term future being the very solid endorsement we received from the Tertiary Education Commission's Mid-Term Review for the Centre's work over our first two-and-a-half years. This Review confirmed funding to continue the Centre's work over the next two-and-a-half years. It provides valuable stability of resourcing, and is also a very welcome confirmation of just how much has been achieved.

At Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga we are developing a new paradigm. It is one that is uniquely part of this Centre's vision, and of course also unique to New Zealand. Across all our activities research needs are identified from Māori experience of those needs, using thinking that comes from a Māori perspective and addressed within the context of a Māori world view. Working from scratch, and without the benefit of pre-existing infrastructure or organisational models, the Centre has had to develop simultaneously both its work programme and the administrative structures to see its programme thrive.