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Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Waipapa Marae Complex
The University of Auckland
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Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
16 Wynyard Street
The University of Auckland
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is a Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and hosted by The University of Auckland. NPM has 16 partner research entities, conducts research of relevance to Māori communities and is an important vehicle by which New Zealand continues to be a key player in global indigenous research and affairs. Its research is underpinned by the vision to realise the creative potential of Māori communities and to bring about positive change and transformation in the nation and wider world.
NPM currently receives approximately $5.3 million per annum, from TEC CoRE funding, receiving a total of $39.6 million over 7.5 years (2008 to 2015 inclusive).
It's National Māori Post-graduate programme, MAI Te Kupenga, has over 700 students currently involved, with 1000’s being involved since its inception.
In the period 2002 to 2010, NPM focused on addressing disparities in Māori participation and success in tertiary education and research training. Achieving the goal of 500 Māori PhDs (completed and enrolled). Māori PhD graduates increased from 90 in 2001 to 311 (representing a 3.5 fold increase) with 392 enrolled in PhD programmes. A total of 703 of Māori PhD students were either completed or enrolled as at 2010.
It's national grants and awards programme has provided over 670 grants and scholarships to support Māori and Indigenous students and researchers working in its field of Indigenous (Māori) Development and Advancement – this includes Post-Graduate scholarships, research internships, research projects, publishing and conference support grants, research methods scholarships, Fulbright awards for international research study and to support.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga was established in 2002 at the University of Auckland through CoRE funding. The founding Directors, Joint Director's were Professors Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Michael Walker.
Professor Sir Hirini Moko Mead gave the centre its name, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, "horizons of insight”. It is symbolic and relates to NPM’s whakataukī or proverb, about the pursuit of horizons of understanding so we may emerge into the world of light.
Te Hononga Pūkenga - ‘the connection of experts’, was created by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to make Māori and Indigenous research expertise, location and contact information readily available, in response to the need for stronger engagement between Māori Researchers and Government, the wider public/private sector and to facilitate our communities to access us as Māori researchers. Te Hononga Pūkenga replaces the Pūkenga Tukutuku directory.
Te Hononga Pūkenga provides a simple, user friendly online resource to enable these connections. It is researcher driven and managed.
The kinds of information participants are expected to provide includes their expertise in specific areas, their willingness to provide mentoring and/or other forms of support, their research interests or activities and other relevant biographical information.
In short, the primary goals are to establish a Directory of Māori scholars across all disciplines and to advance indigenous research by:
- Connecting scholars
- Connecting scholars to iwi, government, and other users of this research
- Fostering research excellence and enhancing research capability
We have provided a single place where Māori have a list of our doctoral students as well as the scholars who have already completed doctorates regardless of the field of study. It will also provide a portal for those working in areas of relevance to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga’s research themes.
Scholars also provide their biographical background, place of study and/or work, along with brief descriptions of the nature of their research interests and activities. This means that we can learn about others’ work in specific areas and see opportunities for sharing ideas, research interaction and collaborations. Students will be able to tap into networks such as MAI Te Kupenga and iwi support groups.Experienced scholars can choose to become available to assist, advise, mentor or supervise students and others in the development of research capability.
This directory will enable scholars to connect with iwi by discovering who is, or has been, working in iwi and community-based research.
Te Hononga Pūkenga allows Māori researchers to:
1. Connect with other Māori researchers. The NPM Research Committee has noted that whilst many Māori researchers work in groups/teams, they tend to not look outside of those teams for new ideas. Notably in the last NPM research round the proposals demonstrated that there is some amazing research going on and teams listed their papers in their proposals, but there was no cross-referencing between groups.
2. Connect with and be contacted by community. A notable feature of Māori researchers is that many work with communities that they are part of or have been introduced into. However some community groups are seeking Māori researchers and Te Hononga Pūkenga provides a tool for communities to connect and contact.
3. Connect with Government. Government has indicated it often has trouble locating Māori researchers to assist with government functions and policy formulation. Te Hononga Pūkenga provides a simple tool to enable Māori evidenced-based policy.
4. Consider Governance roles. Many organisations are seeking qualified Māori for governance positions, and currently have to rely on small or limited networks. Te Hononga Pūkenga will broaden that network significantly.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is committed to making Te Hononga Pūkenga the first choice for anyone seeking Māori researcher expertise, and Māori researchers trying to find other Māori.
The site is designed first to establish a directory of all emerging and established Māori scholars irrespective of their discipline of study and research. These scholars include those who already hold doctorates along with students who are currently formally enrolled in a doctoral study programme. Other Māori students who are preparing to enter doctoral study may also be included.
In addition, the site provides a portal that lists any scholar who is specifically working in indigenous research with an emphasis on the following themes:
- Needs and issues arising in Māori communities; for example, addressing health disparities
- Opportunities in Māori communities, particularly in artistic and cultural creativity; for example, language revitalisation
- Fostering indigeneity in the world at large
The primary goal is research excellence that makes positive contributions to our communities and to the world.
The research challenges facing New Zealand society are multi-dimensional and there is a critical need for multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams of researchers to collaborate on research issues. This Directory is designed to support such development by fostering quality and collaboration at national and international levels.
Two features are crucial to this strategy. First, is the need to ensure critical engagement of expert Māori and their communities in the formulation, conduct and communication of excellent research. Second, is the ability to create a synergy of excellence across Māori and non-Māori researchers, and across disciplines.
This directory seeks to create a different kind of network and community of scholars, one that facilitates multi-disciplinary collaboration and innovation. This is why Pūkenga Tukutuku provides the opportunity for scholars to make available information about their research activity and research interests.
For doctoral students the primary active research project will be the thesis. Some students may also be involved in research outside the thesis and will be able to outline such projects. The information should be presented as a summary or as an abstract.
Similarly, for post-doctoral researchers, short descriptions or abstracts of active projects along with an outline of individual research interests and directions would clearly support further research engagement. Including a representative selection of your own publications would also be helpful.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has taken responsibility for establishing the directory as its contribution to what is seen as a national and international resource. In doing so, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is committed to providing management and guardianship in the short term.
Once the directory is firmly established, it is envisaged that a hui of universities, wānanga, scholars and interested iwi will be called on to provide a mandate for an ongoing ownership, management and guardianship. The Directory is likely to be hosted by a university or wānanga, but managed independently of any one institution, iwi or government agency.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is indebted to the Ministry of Education, to the Tertiary Education Commission and Te Kāhui Amokura (the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee on Māori) for special support in helping steer this project through a range of administrative, political and planning issues. In particular, the Ministry of Education jointly with the Tertiary Education Commission hosted many meetings and hui involving representatives from tertiary education institutions, iwi organisations and student groups, and provided technical expertise and guidance so that Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga could proceed with the implementation phase.
The directory is a connector for Māori scholars across all disciplines, as well as for non-Māori scholars engaged in indigenous research. It also provides a knowledge resource about established post-PhD researchers and their projects along with doctoral students and their research areas. We envisage that this directory will be of value to researchers at all levels, to the tertiary education sector, to iwi, hapū and whānau, and to government agencies and other stakeholders.
The Indigenous Researcher Directory has other benefits such as enabling researchers, students, doctoral candidates and their supervisors to find out who else is undertaking or has completed research in selected areas. It expects to develop a convergent set of information on enrolment, completion and outcomes that can inform provider planning and government policy. In addition, it can help iwi locate and support their own researchers, and help in finding out about research on matters of interest to iwi and their communities.
This directory will have a key role in helping to bring together, maintain and use key information on past, present and future indigenous research. In this sense, it is a directory of research capability. It supports re-vitalising Māori and Indigenous knowledge traditions and creating a modern legacy through the connections it provides.
This website is hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, University of Auckland, New Zealand. If you access this site from outside New Zealand it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable laws. Any policies of this Scholar Directory are interpreted in accordance with, and governed by, the laws of New Zealand.
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The values or principles adopted for the purpose, goals and associated objectives are shared by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Iwi, the Education sector and Research agencies. These values are:
This tikanga value supports the shared responsibilities that will be required to manage the development, and implementation of the directory. It supports Māori managing Māori development and progress for Māori.
This tikanga value supports collaboration between the Education sector, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and Iwi in maintaining and developing the Scholar Directory for posterity.
Kotahitanga also strengthens Māori development by ensuring close working relationships between Māori and tertiary education organisations.
This tikanga value relates to the provision of guardianship and ensuring ongoing management of the directory. It ensures the safety of the stored information and that access to it is only to those who are authorized.
Kaitiakitanga sets out the boundaries to ensure the safe storage of any information and to meet the needs of legislative requirements.
This tikanga value supports participation and outcomes by having a system that links doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to cultural and academic knowledge from iwi, hapū, whānau and institutional sources.
Whanaungatanga supports the development of networks, and networks within networks and it supports the development of mechanisms and processes that improve participation and achievement in research based study.
It ensures iwi and hapū have knowledge of, and access to their students; and that iwi and hapū are aware of the nature of research that may be of future economic, social or cultural benefit.
This tikanga value supports the advancement of knowledge and focuses on its continued development across all academic disciplines.
Mātauranga is inherently linked to the Scholar Directory, since the information available from within the directory will contribute to the development of iwi and hapū knowledge.
It plays an important part in contributing to our universities’ involvement in Māori and indigenous research through the scholars; and also in contributing to the development of indigenous knowledge on an international scale through research excellence.
This tikanga value supports the development of systems and processes that encourage and support Māori doctoral and post-doctoral study as well as the advancement of Māori research excellence.
At a broader level, Ūkaipōtanga includes Human Resource management practices, HR plans and procedures, working within the requirements of the Education Act, Privacy Act, State Sector Act and other legislative instruments that may impact on the use or provision of information managed through the directory.