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Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) bringing together world leading neuroscience researchers and clinicians from across New Zealand to tackle ageing-related neurological disorders.
 

The annual Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards recognise and encourage outstanding excellence in tertiary education at the highest national level.

On Tuesday 8 August twelve awards were made across both the General Category and Kaupapa Māori Category.  Dr Te Taka Keegan (Waikato-Maniapoto, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whakaue) from the University of Waikato was the recipient of both the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award and a Kaupapa Maori Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award.

Last year, Te Tira Whakamātaki - the National Māori Biosecurity Network - was awarded a scoping grant by NPM. This new Māori network has been established to bring together iwi and hapū who are involved in protecting our biological resources from biosecurity risks and threats.

The scoping project is focused on questioning; “do hapū and iwi views and practices provide an alternative paradigm to Aotearoa New Zealand’s biosecurity system to better protect our taonga species?”

Through its MAI Te Kupenga network, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Kotahi Research Institute are currently providing a series of free wānanga and webinar events, which are hosted and organised through MAI ki Waikato.

NPM's Co-Directors encourage Māori early-career researchers and post-graduate students to get involved in a new Royal Society Te Apārangi initiative to encourage them to celebrate and share their research, innovations, discoveries and insights.

The 150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research video competition aims to tap into the research stories of early career researchers who are driving the future of science, society and culture; contributing to the growth of our economy, industry, and cultural sectors in New Zealand and globally.

The JR McKenzie Trust (JRMT), which has a legacy of over 75 years of working for social justice and inclusion in Aotearoa, has established the Peter McKenzie Project – a project and fund dedicated to reducing child and family poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. $15 million has been allocated over a period of up to 20 years, to try to achieve positive social change. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 08:30 to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 17:00

Indigenous Data Sovereignty ‘What Works’ Workshop, hosted by Te Mana Raraunga, the Māori Data Sovereignty Network.

This two day workshop brings together a diverse group of speakers from Aotearoa NZ and overseas to share examples of how Indigenous data sovereignty is working in a range of local and national settings.  The focus is on 'by Indigenous, for Indigenous' data-driven solutions and innovation. The interactive format encourages small group discussions and collective strategising.

Speakers include:

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora (Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāi Tūhoe) to the position of Co-Director of NPM, and Professor of Māori Studies based at Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland.

Cawthron Foundation and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) have launched a new scholarship for Māori undergraduate students wanting to pursue a career in science. The scholarship,'Te Pītau Whakarei Karahipi', is valued at $5,500 and will be available for the first time this coming 2017/2018 summer.

The Te Kotahi Research Institute is holding a series of events from July - October 2017, which have been sponsored by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

The first of the Tikanga Rangahau National Wānanga Series will be held at Massey University in New Plymouth from Tuesday 15 August - Thursday 17 August.

The second of these research wānanga will be held at the University of Auckland from Wednesday 30 August - Thursday 31 August.

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