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Working in our communities

Te Kotahi Research Institute supports the work of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori to sustain iwi relationships and develop the research capacity amongst staff and students while realising the research needs and aspirations of iwi. It will bring together scholars across disciplines to undertake research through its extensive networks both nationally and internationally. This acknowledges the diverse nature of Māori research and the strong basis in Kaupapa Māori research requiring collaboration with iwi, Māori, and communities.

Te Rōpu Manukura

Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI) is the unified vision of Te Rōpū Manukura, a unique advisory body representing all iwi (tribes) within the University’s region. Te Rōpū Manukura is established as a committee of the Council, in partnership, Te Rōpū Manukura act as Kaitiaki (guardian) of the Treaty of Waitangi for the University of Waikato. Te Kotahi works closely with Te Rōpū Manukura to meet the needs of iwi and hapū. This unique relationship allows for direct engagement, connections, and collaborative working environments to meet tribal research aspirations.

Te Rōpū Manukura is currently made up of members from over 20 different iwi within the catchment area of the University. Te Rōpū Manukura is chaired by Ngāreta Timutimu (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui).



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