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.

He Iho Reo, a Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project which looked at how families pass on the Māori language to their children has resulted in the development of a new Māori Language App, called 'Aki'.

Associate Professor Poia Rewi, Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl and their team from the University of Otago, developed this App from the work completed on He Iho Reo, which was focused on developing a “tool-box” which would support Māori language transmission and maintenance.

It is with pleasure that we announce Hon Dr Pita R Sharples (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai te Kikiri o te Rangi, Ngāti Pahauwera) as the new Patron of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM).

Throughout Dr Sharples career he has been at the forefront of Māori development, education and research. As we all know, he has recently finished his term as Minister of Māori Affairs, and NPM is delighted to be able to draw on his wisdom and long career of service to Māori and indigenous peoples.

One of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s (NPM) key research priorities is ‘Optimising Māori Economic Performance’, and NPM is pleased to announce four new research projects to address this research priority. Each project is focused on delivering outcomes that create positive impacts, enhancing the Māori economy and communities as a consequence.

The four research projects are each led by NPM researchers with expertise and demonstrated community involvement and each project adds significantly to the NPM’s research portfolio.