In the fourth of our Horizons of Insight seminars for 2015, and as part of our celebration of Matariki 2015, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga presents Insights from the Maramataka & Science, with Professor Mike Walker and Dr Pauline Harris (view video below).

The Māori lunar calendar – or maramataka – varies across iwi, depending on where they live and their local climate, as well as the availability of edible plants, birds and seafood within their rohe.

Since the Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) announcement we have advised our communities, networks and the wider public of the successful outcome for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM). While we have previously shared some details of the proposal for NPM from 2016-2020, we are now providing more information to our wider network and the public on the programme, structure and form that the revitalised and strengthened NPM will take in 2016.

In the third of our Horizons of Insight seminars for 2015, Andrew Erueti from the University of Auckland will be talking about his research project: Māori Engagement in NZ’s Extractive Industry: Innovative Legal Solutions

In recent years New Zealand has seen a sharp increase in Extractive Industry (oil, gas and mining) projects. The New Zealand government is strongly supportive of investment in the extractives sector and recently adopted a new code to manage industry in New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

Critical success factors for Māori economic development have been identified in a just released report on the three-year Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) research programme – Te Tupunga Māori Economic Development. This research programme has been conducted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, four participating iwi – Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and Ngāpuhi – and NPM.

The official launch of the landmark UNESCO publication, Agree to Differ, was held on Tuesday 18th May, on Day One of the 3rd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku.

This book is part of a celebration of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures which runs from 2013 to 2022.

NPM accepted an invitation to provide a contribution to the publication and director Tracey McIntosh has written a section titled ‘Sites of understanding and transformation: Māori and cross-cultural research’.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's (NPM) 2014 Annual Report highlights NPM's ongoing impact and research excellence over the past calendar year.

In 2014 we launched a series of new projects focused on Māori economic performance, published our research widely (four books, 15 book chapters, 122 journal articles and 24 research reports) and produced research outputs that directly influenced the day to day lives of local communities across the country.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:30 to 13:30
Tānenuiarangi (Wharenui), Waipapa Marae
16 Wynyard Street
University of Auckland

On the 12th June, at Waipapa Marae (University of Auckland) the Faculty of Law will be holding a day long symposium on Māori Engagement with the Extractive Industry.

The aim of the Symposium is to explore Maori engagement with the industry, both off-shore and on-shore, with a focus on best practice in relation to consultation, preparation of impact assessments and agreement making.

Yesterday, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) received confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) that it has succeeded in obtaining the new Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Funding.

The announcement by the Minister, the Hon Steven Joyce, means that NPM’s future is now secure and it can continue to focus on forging new pathways of academic and research excellence for many more years to come.

An Environment Court hearing is imminent that will consider an application to leave the remnants of the MV Rena on the tupuna Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef).

This seminar will describe the contribution that the Mauri model has made to better understanding the complexity of New Zealand's worst environmental disaster.

Demonstrating the significant contribution that can be made from scientific studies grounded in mātauranga Māori, Te Arawa Takutai Moana focused the nation's response with the goal of restoring the mauri of the environment to its pre-Rena state.