Rangahau me ngā Whakatinanatanga (Research & Practice)

  • Tom Roa delivers a speech at the official opening of the Students Centre.

  • Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (left), Dr Ngapare Hopa (centre) and Associate Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora attend Kīngitanga Day 2011.

  • Dr Rangi Matamua delivers a speech at the 2013 Kingitanga celebrations.

Ngā Mahi (Activities)

Rangahau - Research

Our staff include leading researchers in issues pertaining to Māori and Pacific Development, indigenous studies and culture and language revitalization. Through our research we provide national and international leadership in Māori, Pacific and indigenous issues and sustainable development.

Centre for Māori & Indigenous Research (CMIR)

The strategic goal of the Centre for Māori & Indigenous Research is to become a centre of research excellence capable of fostering and facilitating the self-determination, self-governance and development efforts of indigenous peoples in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacific rim countries generally.

Its research and development activities are supported through research scholarships and the provision of opportunities for emerging scholars to conduct doctoral and post-doctoral research. The Centre continues to form strategic alliances with relevant research institutions both here and overseas. It also provides an advisory service, and assists in the dissemination and publication of research and development findings. The Centre facilitates academic exchanges, conferences, hui, seminars and convocations.

Staff and students of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies engage in theoretical and applied research in the core disciplines and inter-disciplinary fields that constitute their primary academic focus. That research is aligned with the government's national goals and is designed to meet the needs and aspirations of those local, national and international communities with which the Faculty identifies in its mission, vision and strategic planning goals and with whose members it maintains an ongoing collaborative relationship. Our research and teaching are integrated and both are designed to contribute to theory, practice, and public policy in New Zealand and around the globe.