NPM Staff

Professor Jacinta Ruru

Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto
Co-Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / University of Otago

Jacinta Ruru is co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and Professor of Law at the University of Otago. Her research has focused on exploring Indigenous peoples' legal rights to own, manage and govern land and water including national parks and minerals in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, United States, Australia and the Scandinavia countries.

Daniel Patrick

Kaiwhakahaere Matua: Executive Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Daniel is the Executive Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and has been since 2011. He directs and plans the entire Centre’s business activities, including contracting, financial operations, resources planning, risk management, systems and performance measures and manages the Centre's investment portfolios.

Dr Hinekura Smith

Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa
Emerging Researchers' Leader
The University of Auckland

Dr Hinekura Smith (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Awa) is NPM's Emerging Researchers’ Leader, providing further national leadership and coordination of MAI Te Kupenga and developing and nurturing initiatives that contribute to the outcomes and objectives of NPM’s Capability and Capacity Strategy.

Te Kororia Netana-Rakete

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Wai
AlterNative Journal and Production Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Te Kororia Netana-Rakete (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngā Wai) coordinates the publication processes of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, as well as contributing to other publishing projects at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

Carel Smith

Te Aitanga ā-Māhaki, Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi, Ngāi Tūhoe
MAI Journal Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Carel is NPM’s MAI Journal Coordinator and oversees the production of articles submitted to MAI journal from submission through to publication.
 
Carel holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Māori Studies (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Otago. She also holds a Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga o te reo Kairangi from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Carel has previously worked in the field of education. More recently she was at the Ministry of Education supporting the education outcomes of Māori tauira and their whanau.

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