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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr Tracey McIntosh is the Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence is also an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Auckland.

Her research in recent years has been focused on looking at the experiences of young Maori girls and women in prison, and she was recently interviewed about this work by Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon, Radio New Zealand.

The 6th biennial International Indigenous Development Research Conference 2014 was held in Auckland on 25-28 November 2014, hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence.

The proceedings include 20 peer reviewed papers from around the world and can be freely downloaded below.

On Wednesday 11th March, at an event celebrating the increasing influence of Indigenous scholarship in New Zealand, Te Hononga Pūkenga – The Māori & Indigenous Researcher Directory was launched by the Minister for Māori Development, Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell.

Te Hononga Pūkenga brings together into one online and interactive environment, the details of some of the nation’s leading Indigenous experts.

The 2015 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Horizons of Insight Seminar Series is beginning again. This year we will be focusing on some of our recent Māori economic performance research projects, as well as enjoying powerful presentations from some of the countries newest Māori Professors.

Running from March through to November, the NPM Horizons of Insight Seminar Series has been delivering high quality presentations and presenters to our community for more than 5 years.