Tēnā koutou katoa i tēnei rangi, te tīmatanga o Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. Heoi anō, ko ngā mihi nui ēnei ā Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga ki Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori e kawe ake nei, e whakatairanga ake nei i tēnei kaupapa ia tau, ia tau kia noho tonu ai ko te reo Māori hei mea nui ki roto i te hinengaro o te tangata, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa no hea. Nā reira e hoa mā, kia mau, kia ū, kia manawanui ki te reo taketake o tēnei whenua. Kōrerotia te reo, tuhituhia te reo, pānuitia te reo kia kore ai e ngaro, pēnei i te ngaronga o te moa. He taonga te reo Māori.

AlterNative celebrates the 10th anniversary of the journal this year.

The first issue in 2014 the 10th anniversary milestone, Volume 10(1), is on education with important and thought-provoking articles from scholars in Australia and Botswana. Other submissions come from those working in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand and Costa Rica.

A new Director has been appointed to lead Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and the University of Auckland are thrilled and excited by the prospects of the appointment of Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh as Director of NPM. Associate Professor McIntosh is not new to NPM or the Directorship, previously being a Joint Director, but now she takes on the directorship as a sole lead Director.

Fulbright New Zealand and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, call for applications to the 2015 Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award. This award, valued at up to US$33,000, is for a promising New Zealand graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US institution in the field of indigenous development during the 2015-2016 American academic year.

EARLYBIRD NOW CLOSES SEPTEMBER 17th 2014

Make sure you dont miss out on the 6th biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 2014 International Indigenous Development Research Conference (IIDRC).

The conference is being held 25th - 28th November in Auckland, welcoming indigenous scholars from many different research fields and nations to come together and share knowledge, develop ideas and create innovative approaches to research. It will highlight indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, in association with Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago, through their Te Kura Roa research programme, launched a significant Māori language book ‘The Value of the Māori Language: Te Hua o Te Reo Māori’ on the 16th June 2014 at Te Whare Waka o Pōneke, 15 Jervois Quay Wellington.

The announcement of $5 million per annum to maintain a Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) as of January 2016 will ensure the important, distinctive and multifaceted research that will serve the interests of Māori and New Zealand.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) was delighted to receive the news confirming that Māori research has been valued and recognized by New Zealand’s government and that there is now permanent funding that will be secured through a contestable bidding process that will enable Māori research to expand.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, publically released its 2013 Annual Report. The report highlights the significant outputs, contributions and outcomes NPM produce for a mere $5.3 million of Centre of Research Excellence funding from the Tertiary Education Commission.

Among these significant contributions, NPM:
• Research produced
o a model of Māori educational success factors,
o an online decision-making tool for sustainable practice and development,
o identified critical elements and key success factors for childrearing,

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are glad to announce that we have confirmed our international keynotes for the International Indigenous Development Conference 2014 are as follows:

Professor Graham Smith
Professor Harald Gaski
Dr. Kamana’opono Crabbe
Professor Karina Walters
Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith
Professor Marie Battiste
Sir Mason Durie
Professor Mike Walker
Sir Tipene O'Regan
Assoc Professor Tracey McIntosh

Kia ora koutou katoa,

We are delighted to announce that we have three grant rounds opening today! Make sure you get your applications in so you don’t miss out on these great opportunities.

Knowledge Exchange Support Grant: Is available to run events at which research knowledge of a transformative nature is shared among our key audiences. Such events include conferences, symposia, hui, wānanga, colloquium, workshops, performances and/or exhibitions. For more details please follow this link http://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/funding-opportunity/doctoral-bridging-grants