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.

The Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Travel Awards in Indigenous Development are for New Zealand academics, artists or professionals to present their work to American audiences.

A small number of awards, valued at up to NZD $5,000, are granted each year. These awards can go towards a 12 to 90 day visit to the United States which must include at least one major presentation, which fits within one of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s research themes.

• New Frontiers of Knowledge
• Economic Development
• Environmental Sustainability
• Health and Social Well-being

Every year Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga presents a range of grants and awards from pre-doctoral through to early, mid-career and senior levels. All of these grants are positioned to advance an aspect of our research plan, and a series of new grants have been made available in 2015.

These grants are part of our ongoing program to support the development and delivery of excellent research which leads to positive change.

Please note that all the grants outlined below need to be completed by 20 December 2015. There will be no extensions this year.

A new 28min documentary has been published on our Media Centre website.

Te Pito o te Rohe documents the NPM funded project Te Rau Tītapu, a community‐based wānanga initiative which is currently being conducted in the community of Waipoua, north of Dargaville in Northland.

The project is investigating how wānanga can contribute to knowledge sharing, knowledge creation and also the fostering of community identity and cohesion.

Multiple NPM documentaries and videos were added to our Media Centre website throughout 2014 and are continuing to attract a large audience from NZ and around the world.

From our four most recent documentaries ...

A fully funded opportunity for a high achieving Year 13 Māori student who has a passion for science, has once again been made available.

This grant, made possible by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, will enable the chosen student to attend the 9th Asian Science Camp in Thailand from the 2nd - 8th August, 2015.

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has announced that Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE), has been selected as the only applicant to go forward to the next stage of the Māori CoRE funding round for 2016 – 2020.

This decision means that NPM can now submit a full funding proposal to the commission’s selection panel, marking the final stage of a three-stage application process which was initiated in 2014.

The nine keynote presentations from our recent 2014 International Indigenous Development Research Conference here in Auckland have now been loaded on the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Media Centre website.

For those who attended, you will be able to revisit the thoughts and theories of our fantastic group of engaging presenters.

For those who couldn't make it here to Auckland, visit this page link below to enjoy our 2014 conference keynote speakers for the first time!

This years keynote speakers were:

- Hon Dr Pita R Sharples
- Dr. Kamana’opono Crabbe
- Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Our 2014 conference has concluded and after over a year and a half of planning, months of organising, and four days of coming together and sharing our cultures, our experiences, our battles, our triumphs and especially our laughter - all our conference delegates have now returned to their home communities.