Celebrating 20 years of being Aotearoa New Zealand’s only Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) are excited to invite you to join us online from 15 – 18 November 2022 for our 2nd virtual and 10th International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC).

  • WATCH --> Dr Hayley Cavino of Ngāti Whitikaupeka and Ngāti Pūkenga lives in New York State. It is one of the hardest hit areas of the USA. Commenting on the inequitable impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, she urges us at home in Aotearoa, to be vigilant.

  • READ -> by Ruānuku Emeritus Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku.  Extending on her earlier commentary titled "Thoughts on dealing with tangihanga during Coronavirus", Ngahuia turns her attention to the importance of remembering and memorialising as Māori whānau grapple with the challenges of grieving during Alert Level 4 Aotearoa National State of Emergency, a time when we are unable to give full effect to our Maori grief rituals. Ngahuia along with Prof Linda Waimarie Nikora lead the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga project titled: Aituā: Death in a changing Māori World.
  • WATCH--> Professor Jenny Lee-Morgan messaging on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Jenny is Director of Ngā Wai a Te Tūī at NPM partner institution Unitec. Amongst others, she leads programmes of research on pūrākau, te reo revitalisation and the role of marae in the housing crisis.



  • WATCH -->  Dr Joseph (Joe) Te Rito messaging on hygiene practices. Made during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. From Rongomaiwāhine and Ngāti Kahungunu iwi, Joe is passionate about promoting the oral language of his elders as the exemplars for second-language learners of Te Reo Māori.

  • WATCH--> Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki messaging on keeping well. Made during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency. Waikaremoana is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in mental health based at the Māori Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.  Her research interests are in Kaupapa Māori psychology, adult mental health, child and adolescent mental health.

  • WEBINAR --> Not to be missed! The KIN network (Knowledge in Indigenous Network) is hosting a series of webinars everyday through the 7th-17th April 2020. Featured speakers include Prof Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Dr Michael Yellowbird, Dr Ganesh Nana, Dr Bonnie Duran, Rereata Makiha, Dr Mariaelana Huambachano...and more. 

  • NEWS LINK --> Associate Professor Elana Taipapaki Curtis (Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa) is a Public Health Physician currently working as Senior Lecturer Medical at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland. Read her Open Letter to New Zealand's Government.

  • WATCH --> NPM researchers discuss Family violence prevention strategies under present COVID-19 Level 4 Aotearoa National State of Emergency restrictions. The active level 4 restrictions mean that many community agency staff have had to make significant changes to keep themselves safe and to continue the essential work they do with whānau. Prof Linda Waimarie Nikora, co-director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga speaks with Dr Kiri Edge and community researcher Rolinda Karapu.

  • WATCH --> Dr Teah Carlson messaging with the help of her whānau on "Noho ki te kāinga" - Stay at Home during COVID-19 Alert level 4 Aotearoa/New Zealand State of Emergency.

  • What it is that people value about kapa haka? Help us to understand!

    This is an invitation to participate in a survey that explores what it is that people consider important about kapa haka.

    There is very little research on kapa haka and why people consider it important. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence is conducting this survey to increase our knowledge of kapa haka, the benefits derived to people and why people consider kapa haka to be valuable.