Opening New Horizons for Tauira

NPM is delighted to announce 50 tauira (students) as recipients of its new mid-year 2020 NPM internships and scholarships, which have been designed to support tauira and enhance research outcomes in these uncertain times.

In early August many of the confirmed recipients gathered in person at NPM's Waipapa Marae based secretariat, and also online from sites around the country, to be welcomed and meet each other enabling whanaungatanga, connection and the sharing of their stories. This begins their exciting programme of work through to the end of 2020.

Each of our 17 Matariki New Horizons Interns are supervised by NPM researchers to undertake a research project that has relevance to Māori in the face of a fast changing and challenging COVID-19 environment. 

The 33 remaining Doctorate, Masters and Honours Completion Scholarship Awardees are from multiple institutions throughout Aotearoa and are supported through NPM's COVID-19 Tautoko Strategy to complete their theses or dissertations over the coming months.

Together, these 50 awards invest in Māori research, our future Māori academics, researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs who will contribute to the vision of Māori leading New Zealand into the Future.

Matariki New Horizons Internships

  • Tuihi Carre (Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Tūhoe, Tūwharetoa ki Tai) - Mataatua Tawharautia:  The Intra and Inter-Generational Destruction of Methamphetamine Upon Kainga and Communities (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
  • Luke Fitzmaurice (Te Aupōuri) - On Whose Authority? Iwi-Led COVID Checkpoints as an Expression of Rangatiratanga (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • John Hori Tirua Kingi (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Ruakawa) - Shadow Report on New Zealand’s Implementation of the ICERD (University of Auckland)
  • Nicholas Jones (Tūhoe, Ngāpuhi) - Harirū, Hongi and Hau in the Time of COVID-19 (James Hēnare Māori Research Centre)
  • Fern Kumeroa (Ngāti Ruanui) - Improving Access to Supplementary Food in Reintroduced Hihi populations (Massey University)
  • Roselle Ngatai (Ngāi te Rangi) - Locked down? COVID-19 Effects on Māori School Leavers and First Year Tertiary Students (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Georgia Ransfield (Ngāti Porou) - Bringing Māori Business Online: A Collaborative Strategy (University of Waikato)
  • Jackie Kareti Te Amo (Tūhoe) - Ka Hoki Nei Au :Te Mana Motuhake o Tūhoe (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
  • Ariana Thomson-Lawrence (Ngāti Konohi, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Rākaipaaka, Rongomaiwahine) - Ko Ngā Wae Kaipakiaka o Māui (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Morgan Tupaea (Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kuia, Tainui, Te Aitanga ā Māhaki) - Te Tapu o Te Tinana (University of Auckland)
  • Leticia Vizor (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Kaipara) - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Mental Wellness Strategy in Response to COVID-19 (University of Auckland)
  • Patricia Walsh (Ngāti Ruawaipu, Ngāti Porou) - Tiaki Kuia: Developing an Inter-Generational Methodology for Whānau Healing and Wellness (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
  • Isabel Ward (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Porou) - Shadow Report on New Zealand’s Implementation of the ICERD (University of Auckland)
  • Selena Waru-Benson (Ngāpuhi) - Kia Tū Rangatira Ai: Māori students’ Aspirations for the Future (University of Auckland)
  • Māia Week (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, Rangitāne, Tūhoe) - Collecting Covid-19: 100 Lockdown Objects (Auckland War Memorial Museum)
  • Camryn Williams (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Maniapoto) - Zooming in on Māori School Students – Inequitable Access or Opportunity? (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Eilis Yates (Ngāti Porou) - Tangihanga vs. Tikanga – is Public Health Really Healthy? (University of Wellington)
 
Doctoral Completion Scholarship
  • Rory M.S. Clifford (Kai Tahu, Kāti Māmoe) - Human Interface Technology (University of Canterbury)
  • Kirsty Dunn (Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa) - Māori Literature (University of Canterbury)
  • Jessica Gerbic (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Pikiao) - Clinical Psychology (University of Auckland)
  • Stephen Gibbs (Ngāti Tamanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Rongomaiwahine) - Te Hoe Nukuroa (Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University)
  • Riripeti Haretuku (Ngāpuhi, Taranaki, Te Arawa, Whakatōhea) - Māori Health and Education (Te Puna Wānanga, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland)
  • Louise Kewene-Doig (Tainui, Ngāti Haua) - Māori Experiences of 1960s Through the Māori Showband Movement (Te Tumu School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies, University of Otago)
  • Koroumatai Kody (Pēwhairangi, Ngāti Ira, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou) - Indigenous Development (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
  • Bonnie Maihi (Waikato-Tainui) - Development Studies (Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato)
  • Rev Wayne Te Kaawa (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe) - Theology (University of Otago)
  • Kahutoi Te Kawana (Ngāti Kinohaku, Maniapoto, Waikato, Tūwharetoa me Rarua) - Creative Practice (University of Waikato)
  • Raaniera Te Whata (Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Moerewa, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) - Centre for Sustainability (University of Otago)
     
    Masters Completion Scholarship
    • Jade Gifford (Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa, Tūhoe) - Māori Studies (Te-Kawa-a-Māui, Victoria University of Wellington)
    • Ahere Hapi (Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa)  - Anthropology (University of Waikato)
    • Ruben Toa Kearney-Parata (Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Ruanui) - Political Science (Victoria University of Wellington)
    • Rebekah Laurence (Ngāti Maniapoto) - Psychology (University of Waikato)
    • Denzel Laumatia-Paki (Tainui) - Arts (Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology)
    • Navana Matthews (Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahu) - Science in Society  (Victoria University of Wellington)
    • May Jane McKenzie (Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou) - Māori Studies (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
    • Waka Paul (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Whakahemo, Ngāti Mākino) - Anthropology (University of Waikato)
    • Tāmati Rākena (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine) - Education (University of Auckland)
    • Natalia Rangiwananga (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Kai Tahu) - Ecology (Massey University)
    • Hannah Rapata (Ngāi Tahu) - Health Science, Nutrition & Dietetics (University of Auckland)
    • Kylie Smallman (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Whakaue, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Turangitukua, Te Aowera) - Māori & Indigenous Leadership (University of Canterbury)
    • Fern Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngati Hau) - Science (University of Auckland)
    • Ashleigh Taupaki (Ngāti Hako) - Fine Arts (University of Auckland)
    • Arna Whaanga (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) - Māori Studies (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi)
    Honours Completion Scholarship
    • Samantha Boyle (Ngāti Porou) - Law (University of Auckland)
    • Jess Collins (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Porou) - Māori Visual Arts (Massey University)
    • Bailey Mary Rose (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Hari) - Psychology (Victoria University of Wellington)
    • Georgia Sanderson (Ngāpuhi) - Business & Marketing (AUT University)
    • Nerys Udy (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mako, Ngāti Irakehu) - Law (University of Otago)
    • Taiawhio Iris Wati (Te Uri o Hau, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Moroki, Te Rarawa, Te Whānau Moana, Ngāti Kahu) - Arts, Social Policy (Massey University)
    • Peta Maria Micayla Were (Ngāti Rangiteaorere, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Manawa, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Maru) - Māori Development and Psychology  (AUT University)
    NPM congratulates each of the above tauira as they embark on this vital stage of their professional advancement and research journey. Ka mau te wehi!