NPM’s Co-Directors Professors Linda Nikora and Jacinta Ruru, together with our senior management team, are delighted to see the increase in Māori researchers successfully securing highly competitive Marsden funding in the latest round.

These successes further reinforce the incredible depth and breadth of Māori research excellence that exists across many disciplines throughout the country and our 21 partner institutions.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) was delighted with the appointment of Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora (Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāi Tūhoe) to the position of Co-Director of NPM, and Professor of Māori Studies based at Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland and on Friday the 27th October NPM and University of Auckland welcomed Professor Nikora onto Waipapa Marae, and into her new position as Co-Director of NPM and Professor of Indigenous Studies.

New Zealand’s top researchers were honoured at the Royal Society’s 150th gala dinner held in Auckland on the night of Tuesday 10th October, and amongst these awardees were three of NPM’s outstanding Principal Investigators.

Outgoing NPM Co-Director and senior researcher Professor Tracey McIntosh (Tūhoe), was awarded the prestigious Te Rangi Hiroa Medal for significantly advancing our understanding of enduring social injustices to ensure greater Māori wellbeing, social cohesion and meaningful cultural diversity in Aotearoa.  

On Tuesday 31 October & Wednesday 1 November 2017 NPM will once again be hosting its popular Science Media Savvy - Media Skills for Māori Researchers workshop - and this time it is in Christchurch.

This highly-acclaimed media and communications workshop is run by the Science Media Centre and continues the approach followed over recent NPM sessions in Dunedin and Auckland over the past two years.

The new publication, Precarity: Uncertain, Insecure and Unequal Lives in Aotearoa New Zealand has strong links to NPM's Whai Rawa research theme and ongong work, as well as a selection of our researchers and investigators, including Dr Bridgette Masters-Awatere, Dr Natasha Tassell Matamua, Dr Shiloh Groot, Dr Mohi Rua and Professor Darrin Hodgetts

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