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NPM applauds the Waitangi Tribunal’s landmark report calling on the Government to act urgently to address the nation's ongoing governance of water rights, which is in breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of Waitangi principles.

The Tribunal released its report yesterday with a clear finding that the Resource Management Act is not consistent with Treaty principles, and calling for a new national co-governance body to be established for freshwater - highlighting the need for the Crown to recognise Māori proprietary rights and economic interests in water.

Is harakeke one key to a sustainable future for Aotearoa and, if it is, how do we utilise it to develop this sustainable future?

The NPM project Harakeke for a Sustainable Future in Whakaki, is being led by Dr Simon Hills from Massey University and has been examining the interface between mātauranga Māori and ecological science related to harakeke.

Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata – When the land is healthy, people are healthy

Ka ora te tangata, ka ora te whenua – When people are healthy, the land is healthy

Climate change is one of the most serious global health threats of the 21st century. Its impacts will be disproportionately borne by the most disadvantaged populations around the world, including Indigenous peoples who have long-term interests in the land that remains under their control after colonisation, and are heavily invested in primary industries.

Join us for the annual National MAI Doctoral Conference, which will be held at Puketeraki Marae, North Otago, 14 -17 November 2019.

MAI ki Otago, together with Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, looks forward to hosting Māori postgraduate students from all over Aotearoa New Zealand for this premiere Māori graduate event.

On Friday 13 September, the New Zealand Drug Foundation is hosting a significant symposium in Parliament “Through the Maze: just and equitable drug law reform”.

Keynote speakers include outstanding USA speakers asha bandele (author & organiser), Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter co-founder), and Deborah Small (Executive Director, Break the Chains).  NPM is proud to support this event.

The central themes of the symposium are:

For the past 12 months Dr Jordan Te Aramoana Waiti (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Maahanga, Te Rarawa) - University of Waikato, has been working on an exciting NPM scoping project - Wai-Tai, Wai-Rua: A Mātauranga Māori based Heke Ngaru Programme to Promote Mauri Ora.

The core of this project is focused around how a mātauranga Māori-based heke ngaru (surfing) programme is able to contribute to flourishing whānau.

On Thursday 25th July, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) formally announced the next Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round details. See the announcement here.

We were very pleased to see the details and had been awaiting this announcement, which is central to our plans to secure the future of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, as New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

NPM's 2018 Annual Report  centres around our vision of Māori Leading New Zealand into the Future and providing research of excellence that will benefit all of our communities. Download a full digital copy here.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's 2019 Grants and Awards programme is now open, and it is positioned to share our research, build capability and expand capacity across all of NPM's research theme areas.

This is the last full round of NPM's Grants and Awards programme for our current CoRE contract with the Tertiary Education Commission ending 31 December 2020. And so please note there will not be a full call in 2020 - all grants and awards MUST be completed by 30 November 2020.

Each of the opportunities below has a formal application process and assessment criteria - please link to the grant or award's criteria and apply online.

The 2019 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Awardees were recently announced at an event in Wellington.

NPM Principal Investigator Dr Jason Mika (Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu), senior lecturer at the School of Management, Massey University, is our 2019 Fulbright NPM Scholar. This award will see him visit Stanford University in San Francisco and the University of Arizona in Tuscon where he will research the design of effective enterprise assistance for Indigenous entrepreneurs. He has extensively researched Māori enterprise assistance in New Zealand and is keen to compare this research with what works in the United States.

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