• Kia Tō Kia Tipu - Seeding Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What are the implications of reclaiming and reviving the mātauranga associated with nga atua Māori and how does it contribute to reimagining the role of atua Māori in the modern world?

    How and why are atua Māori, and associated mātauranga, being referenced in different fields today? For example: Sport, recreation, and nutrition; Health and environmental sciences.

    What are recent examples of the application of mātauranga associated with atua Māori in teaching and research? For example: Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo; Dr Rangi Matamua's research in Māori Astronomy.

    Dr Dean Mahuta
  • Tūhourangi Ngāti Whakaue

    Dr Keri Wikitera is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Her Māori tribal affiliation is Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue of Te Arawa. Keri's personal and academic interests are specifically positioned within promoting and enhancing indigenous tourism development, intercultural exchange, Māori cultural identity, Māori economic development and management studies.

  • Ngāti Maniapoto Ngāti Mahuta

    Professor Jarrod Haar (PhD) is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management and has tribal affiliations of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta. In 2018, Professor Haar was appointed as a Member of the Marsden Fund Council and is the Convenor of the Marsden Economics and Human Behavioural Sciences panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi (2020), a Research Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (since 2012), and Chartered Fellow of the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).

  • Scoping project

    Project commenced:

    What unique Human Resource Management (HRM) practices are offered in Aotearoa workplaces that directly engage in a positive way with Māori employees? 
    What do these look like? How are the perceived (and received) by Maori and non-Māori employees? Do they positively shape attitudes as we might expect - and if not, why not? What are the barriers and drivers behind them? 

    Professor Jarrod Haar
  • Kia Tō Kia Tipu - Seeding Excellence

    Project commenced:


    How will tikanga Māori empower the evaluation of the experience of Māori whānau in crisis to measure the performance of the Government’s new obligations in law to Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

    Our longterm objective is to bring new evaluative knowledge to empower the mana of whānau in crisis. 

    Māori have clearly and consistently stressed that a Māori child’s wellbeing is inherently linked to their place within, and connection to, whānau, hapū and iwi.

    Khylee Quince
    Dr Amohia Boulton
    Professor Jacinta Ruru FRSNZ
    Ms Tania Williams
  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    This summer internship project is in support of one of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's large te reo research projects, led through Te Ipukarea.

    Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke seeks to understand the factors that contribute to successful intergenerational transmission of the Māori language in the home.

    The interns join the research team and support the research in a number of ways with a focus on the research data collected at the first Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke wānanga (November 2017), and in preparation for the second wānanga.

    Dr Dean Mahuta
  • Ngāpuhi Ngātikahi ki Whangaroa
  • Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa Ngāti Kuri Te Rarawa

    Ella Henry has a background in Sociology, Māori Studies, Management Studies and Māori Development. Her PhD focused on Māori entrepreneurship in screen production, and her Masters on Māori women and leadership.

    Dr Henry has been actively involved in the Māori screen industry, serving as Chair of Nga Aho Whakaari, the Association of Māori in Screen Production.

  • Ngāti Mahuta Waikato

    Dean conducts research into traditional Māori knowledge, revitalisation of te reo Māori (the Māori language), Māori history, the representation of Māori customs, language and lore in video games, Māori digital media and identities.

    He also supervises a number of Masters and PhD students at AUT.

  • Full project

    Project commenced:

    What strategies and resources are effective in establishing te reo Māori in the home to raise first language Māori-speaking children?

    Professor Tania Ka'ai