Hosting Manuhiri and Researcher Wānanga
In February 2017 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga hosted and engaged in deep discussion and relationship building at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland.
On Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February NPM brought its researchers (Principal Investigators) together for a Research Wānanga focused not only on whakawhanaungatanga but also on fostering greater cohesiveness across and within our Te Reo me Ngā Tikanga Māori, Whai Rawa, Te Tai Ao and Mauri Ora research programme strategy.
Over the two days our initial Foundational Research Projects and Seed and Scope Projects were discussed and through engaging as an NPM rōpū our focus was on ensuring that we continue to work closely as a collaborative network, sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences for the benefit of our communities.
On Monday 13 February we then hosted the Royal Society of New Zealand Council and Directors for a hui to build relationships and also importantly build better understanding, recognition and engagement of the RSNZ and NZ science and research sector with Māori, mātauranga Māori and Māori research. RSNZ then remained at Waipapa Marae on Tuesday 14 February for their Council meeting.
Both of these successful events are part of an ongoing focus by NPM to provide as much support as possible to the Māori research network and ensure that our mutual efforts continue to be focused on our vision of Māori Leading New Zealand into the Future.