In 2009 Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (WRMHD) in association with Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority and the Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) began a two year project. Its aims were first, to determine if the concept of resilience described in Western academic literature holds resonance in Māori primary health approaches, and second, to determine in what ways whānau resilience is supported and enhanced by Māori primary health care services.

The many works of esteemed Māori scholar, the late Dr Pei te Hurunui Jones, have provided the catalyst for this research into the management, conservation, care and display of mātauranga Māori in a digital context. The research team has tackled a range of complex issues related to the digitisation of indigenous material and mātauranga Māori in this project and aim to produce an accessible digital library in a form that is practical and searchable by the general public.

A critical challenge facing Māori development is the challenge and opportunity of distinctiveness. What in particular can the Māori world bring to enhance New Zealand generally? This question will underpin the forthcoming Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, Professor of Indigenous Development (Faculty of Arts) and Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, a Centre of Research Excellence hosted by The University of Auckland.

The August issue of MAI Review is available at It contains a mix of articles, reflections and poetry.

Dr Daniel Hikuroa, a world leader in the integration of indigenous knowledge and science, has been appointed Research Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, a Centre of Research Excellence hosted by The University of Auckland.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is pleased to announce applications are now open for its 2011 doctoral scholarships.
There are three NPM doctoral scholarships available to students who are enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a recognised doctoral programme of study and research at a tertiary institution.

The scholarships support doctoral study in the area of indigenous development research and aim to develop excellent research capabilities to deliver research in two specific areas:

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Research Director Dr Dan Hikuroa appeared on Media 7, Thursday August 4, 9.05pm. The show looked at the role of Māori in science and applied, cutting-edge technology. This is part of a special one hour programme to mark TVNZ 7's spotlight on Science + Innovation month.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is calling for research projects suitable for an intern to complete over a 10-week period. The internship programme is for Māori and indigenous pre-doctoral students who want to advance their skills and capacity in indigenous development research. Each student will work under the direction and guidance of a senior researcher within an existing programme of research aligned to the research direction of, but not necessarily currently funded by, NPM.

Submissions are open for The International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2012, hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. The 5th biennial conference to be held 27th – 30th June 2012 will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development.

Auē ana te ao Māori i te kopinga whakamutunga o te waha o te kahurangi nei a Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira i tōna hinganga i ngā rangi nei. Nāreira, whakatā mai rā e te kaitaunaki o te reo Māori, nāhau nei rā hoki i whakapau tō kaha i ngā tau maha nei, kia noho pūmau tonu ai tō tātau reo motuhake nei ki tēnei whenua. Whakapiri atu rā ki a Ngoingoi, ki a Te Kapunga mā. Waiho mai mā ngā uri whakaheke te kaupapa nei e kawe ake ki roto i ngā tau e haere ake nei. Tihei mauri mate! Tihei mauri ora!