The annual Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards recognise and encourage outstanding excellence in tertiary education at the highest national level.
On Tuesday 8 August twelve awards were made across both the General Category and Kaupapa Māori Category. Dr Te Taka Keegan (Waikato-Maniapoto, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whakaue) from the University of Waikato was the recipient of both the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award and a Kaupapa Maori Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award.
Last year, Te Tira Whakamātaki - the National Māori Biosecurity Network - was awarded a scoping grant by NPM. This new Māori network has been established to bring together iwi and hapū who are involved in protecting our biological resources from biosecurity risks and threats.
The scoping project is focused on questioning; “do hapū and iwi views and practices provide an alternative paradigm to Aotearoa New Zealand’s biosecurity system to better protect our taonga species?”
Through its MAI Te Kupenga network, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Te Kotahi Research Institute are currently providing a series of free wānanga and webinar events, which are hosted and organised through MAI ki Waikato.
NPM's Co-Directors encourage Māori early-career researchers and post-graduate students to get involved in a new Royal Society Te Apārangi initiative to encourage them to celebrate and share their research, innovations, discoveries and insights.
The 150 Years of Discovery: Emerging Research video competition aims to tap into the research stories of early career researchers who are driving the future of science, society and culture; contributing to the growth of our economy, industry, and cultural sectors in New Zealand and globally.
The JR McKenzie Trust (JRMT), which has a legacy of over 75 years of working for social justice and inclusion in Aotearoa, has established the Peter McKenzie Project – a project and fund dedicated to reducing child and family poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand. $15 million has been allocated over a period of up to 20 years, to try to achieve positive social change.