Te Mata Hautū Taketake //  Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre

About Us

Te Mata Hautu Taketake - the Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre is a research centre within Te Piringa - Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato, with a vision to improve Maori Indigenous Governance generally. Read More

Governance Training

We offer a range of Maori governance training programmes, and can customise a programme to suit your organisation's needs. Maori collective training programmes are also on offer with funding available from the Maori Innovation Fund. Read More

Latest Research & Publications

Learn about our current research areas and purchase our latest publications. Read More

How we can work with you

Learn about how we can help you through our research, consultancy and capacity building services. Read More

News & Events

"What is happening in the Maori Governance Space?" Symposium 2016

Date: Friday 2nd September 2016
Location: N.3.01 (the new Law building)
Starting time: 9.30am

The Maori Indigenous Governance Centre is holding a Maori Governance Symposium on 2 September.

Senior under-graduate and postgraduate students and staff who are researching topical issues on Maori Governance will present on: Six Pillars of Maori governance, New Zealand international trade and enterprise and Maori governance, Maori women in Ngapuhi leadership, the recent Waikato-Tainui governance review, governance of the takutai moana space, and Te Mana Whatu Ahuru – the blending of Mana for Maori economic development, and more.

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We invite you to attend the sessions you have an interest in. Please RSVP to for catering purposes by 25 August 2016.

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Contact us

For further information on the Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre, contact Mylene Rakena, Research Centre Manager,, 07 838 4466 ext 6727.


Dr Tory Fodder: A New Zealand Export: Reconciliatory Justice and Federal Indian Law
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Linda Te Aho and Dr Robert Joseph: Māori and Indigenous Governance: Community Decision Making and the Case for a Research Centre.
Watch on iTunesU (requires iTunes)