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Calling all Māori Legal Scholars and Students! Opportunity for two Māori law research summer interns

Once again, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is proud to partner with the Borrin Foundation, with the support of Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa, to offer two Māori law research interns for the summer months of 2018-2019.

Waikato Women's Refuge Te Whakaruruhau and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga hosted Te Whakaruruhau-Partnering for Whānau Symposium on the 19th - 20th July 2018.

This symposium brought together targeted groups of government, non-government, and local community organisations, as well as Iwi, researchers, specialist, legal, reformed perpetrators and survivors of domestic violence.

All of these groups gathered together over two days to share information, exchange success stories and discuss the ongoing challenges that whānau face when dealing with domestic violence.

In partnership with the Science Media Centre, NPM recently hosted another successful media workshop bringing established and emerging Māori researchers together from around the country, to help nurture and further develop their skills, in preparation for future media interest in their work.

Activities over the two days included workshops on how to best manage media interest, highlight your research and pitch your ideas - as well as a visit to TVNZ's Auckland studios to meet and talk with Māori media.

The Te Hononga (The Connection): Indigenous Business Research Symposium is being held in Rotorua at Tangatarua Marae, on Monday 8th October and is focused on bringing together Indigenous researchers with business and entreprenuers for the benefit of Indigenous peoples. There will be three panel sessions throughout the day.

On 13 February t2018, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) together with the Royal Society Te Apārangi commenced the Te Takarangi project celebrating 150 Māori non-fiction publications over almost 200 years.

This date was chosen as it marked a year since the first formal meeting between the leaders of NPM and Te Apārangi Council at Waipapa Marae, with the shared aim of strengthening the intent of Te Apārangi to connect more with Māori researchers and Māori communities.

The Ako Aotearoa national tertiary teaching excellence awards were held at Parliament 10 September 2018, and two NPM researchers were recognised and honoured, together with other teaching practitioners from around the country.

Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett from the Department of Geography at the University of Otago and Associate Professor Mānuka Hēnare from the University of Auckland Business School both received sustained excellence awards in the kaupapa Māori category.

NPM Researcher and University of Auckland academic Associate Professor Chellie Spiller recently presented a TedX talk on Wayfinding Leadership, which is now available here.

The Kupu app has been produced as a result of a collaboration between Spark, Google and the research team of Te Aka Māori - Te Ipukarea at Auckland University of Technology.

NPM recently acknowledged a decision of the High Court to overturn an application to mine iron sands from the South Taranaki seabed.
 
NPM researchers worked closely with one of the iwi opposed to this mining, Ngā Rauru, including as part of a NPM funded research project in 2014 Māori Engagement in New Zealand’s Extractive Industry: Innovative Legal Solutions. 

The NPM conference this year includes a new Indigenous Arts and Performance theme Ka Haka II, led by one of our research partners Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

AUT is our host venue for IIRC18  pre-conference workshops being held on Monday 12 November and features the Ka Haka II launch that evening which will be filled with a range of diverse and contemporary performances.

There will also be Ka Haka elements, presentations and lunchtime performances throughout the conference week.

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