Annual Report 2013: Shows Valuable Investment and High Impact

The 2013 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Annual Report highlights the significant outputs, contributions and outcomes NPM produces through its funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). This past year the centre exceeded expectations and produced very real benefits to Māori and the country. The enormous amount of NPM activity, with hundreds of outputs and distinct research projects and thousands of people involved, continues the efforts of the centre to deliver ongoing value to TEC, its researchers and its communities.

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:

The final shortlist of Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) proposals were confirmed by the Royal Society of NZ 28th February. On Saturday, 1st March, we were advised that Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga was not short listed and thus is not being considered for further CoRE funding.

Obviously this is very disappointing and somewhat a surprise. This decision affects more than 100 of the country’s pre-eminent researchers engaged in research to benefit Māori communities. The centre is now set to close in 2015 unless other arrangements can be made.

NPM recently celebrated the award of 7.5 years of Centre of Research Excellence funding from 2021 - 2028, and with the end of our current Centre funding looming (recently extended to 30 June 2021) changes in staff are a foot. We have departures from our leadership groups as well as the Auckland based secretariat.

Wiremu Meha

Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne; Te Roroa, Te Aupouri
Journal and Publications Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Wiremu coordinates the publication processes of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, as well as contributing to other publishing projects at Ngā Pāe o te Māramatanga.

Wi holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Brigham Young University–Hawaii, and a Bachelor of Human Biology from the University of Auckland.  He also holds a Diploma in Applied Science (Animal Biology) from the University of Waikato, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) from the University of Auckland.