Annual Report 2006

2006 Annual Report

In 2006 it was pleasing to see just how many important gains were made in delivering on the broad and sometimes long-term objectives set when the Centre was founded just four years ago. As set out elsewhere in this report, our research activity flourished. Importantly, research supported by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga continued to be published widely in books and leading international journals and rapidly taken up at government policy levels.

The number of senior Māori graduates supported by the Centre mushroomed. We worked closely with over 200 communities, with research projects often contributing to environmental gains, new educational developments and novel scientific results. And internationally, we saw new recognition of the Centre's contribution. Our conferences and journals are now recognised leading sources of indigenous studies. In setting out to address a national need, New Zealand has found itself a leader in filling a significant global need as well.