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Sustainable resource use - Mātauranga Māori Research Programme

Crosscutting these Research Programmes sits our Mātauranga Māori Research Programme. This programme provides a platform for the other research programmes and intersects with the theme of sustainability. We will explore old and new knowledge to grow innovative approaches and techniques based on Mātauranga Māori.

Our research and development plan will:

  1. Develop the capability and capacity of Māori and Pacific peoples in the sciences both western and Māori through the Discovery scholarships, camps, internships and education programmes.
  2. Develop the capability of scientists within the MacDiarmid institute to engage with Māori communities.
  3. Contribute to the growth of Mātauranga Māori through research into:
    1. Māori ways of understanding sustainability;
    2. the geological origins and whakapapa of the whenua; and
    3. the development of endemic materials to use in innovative technologies.

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MOU celebrates ongoing partnership with Whakarewarewa Living Village

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MOU celebrates ongoing partnership with Whakarewarewa Living Village

August 2, 2021

We celebrated the collaboration and partnership with Whakarewarewa Village by signing a second MOU and a Statement of Intent.

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Mānawatia a Matariki

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Mānawatia a Matariki

July 2, 2021

We would like to acknowledge this time of the year, Matariki!

Matariki is a time to reflect on the past, to...

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