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.

Professor Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan

Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Te Ahiwaru
Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka Unitec

Dr Lee-Morgan is Professor of Māori Research and founding Director of Ngā Wai a te Tui Māori Research Centre, Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka Unitec. Initially a secondary school teacher, she became a teacher educator and kaupapa Māori researcher in education with a focus on Maori pedagogy and methodology.