Te Kotahi Research Institute support research knowledge exchange, networking and capacity building through wānanga, workshops, internship programmes, conferences and hui at the University of Waikato and around the motu. Huinga provide for direct communication and the sharing of whakaaro to ground research outcomes in Māori and Indigenous contexts.

Upcoming events

Workshop: Approaches to Benefit Sharing at the University of Waikato.


Date: 20 June 2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Gallaghers Academy of Performing Arts, The University of Waikato, Hamilton.


Science for Technology and Innovation (SfTI) and Te Kotahi Research Institute are hosting a one-day workshop: Approaches to Benefit Sharing at the University of Waikato.


Hosted by Associate Professor Jason Mika (Tauhokohoko Indigenising Trade), this workshop will explore Biodiscovery in Aotearoa, Pathways to Benefit-Sharing, Negotiating Agreements, Benefit Sharing & Indigenous Trade alongside the launch of the Indigenous Intellectual Property Guidelines.


Please register your details; spaces are limited.


Past events

Te Kāhui a Kiwa 2023

Te Kotahi Research Institute and Te Raupapa - Waikato Management School were pleased to host the 2023 conference: Te Kāhui a Kiwa—Advancing Indigenous self-determination and wellbeing through trade and can the CPTPP help?

The conference was organised as part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s host activities as the Chair of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) for 2023.

The conference brought together a high-quality lineup of speakers from Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas to discuss the CPTPP and Indigenous trade. There were robust panel sessions and open discussions on the progress made so far on the CPTPP, and workshop events enabled attendees to share their ideas on what can be done to advance Indigenous aspirations for self-determination and wellbeing through trade.

Panel speakers presented views on:

  • treaty-compliant trade policy and Māori-focused trade
  • Māori and Indigenous export and investment including best practice trade
  • the CPTPP, its operation, and effect
  • how the CPTPP would be improved to work for Indigenous peoples

Read the Interm Report - Te Kāhui a Kiwa Jason Mika and Moana Maniapoto presented the report to senior trade officials representing New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam at the third CPTPP Senior Officials Meeting on 13 July 2023.

The playlist below contains all the videos from the event, follow the link to our YouTube channel to see more.

Te Kāhui a Kiwa Day 1 University of Waikato whakatau

Te Kahui video

Māori AI Wānanga - August 2022

On the 30th-31st August 2022, the TAIAO and Tikanga in Technology projects hosted Te Mana Raraunga and other interested researchers at a Māori AI wānanga at Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato. Te Taka Keegan was the host with support from Te Kotahi Research institute.

Albert Bifet (AI Institute, TAIAO) led participants through some of the foundations, ethics, and developments in Artificial Intelligence on morning one.

Paul Brown, Kiri West and Daniel Wilson presented their mahi on decolonising algorithms and then coordinated a wānanga on various issues that have arisen during their rangahau in the afternoon on Day 1.

Day 2 started with presentations from those working with AI and applying AI tools in te ao Māori.  Our gratitude to Western Wilson & Tūreiti Keith (Te Hiku Media), Punahamoa Walker (FranklyAI), Ernestynne Walsh (Nicholson Consulting), Stephen FitzHerbert & Alan Tan (NIWA) and Kevin Shedlock (Victoria University of Wellington).

The wānanga finished with any open sharing of whakaaro on the AI landscape and it's potential for te ao Māori.  Special thanks to Moka Apiti for sharing his work on Te Whata. A summary of the wānanga will be posted by Te Mana Raraunga on their website.

Te Mana Raraunga August 2022 AI Wānanga - Decolonising Algorithms

decolonising algorithms

AI Wānanga 2022 - Western Wilson & Tūreiti Keith, Te Hiku Media

Western Wilson Tureiti Keith

AI Wānanga 2022 - Kevin Shedlock, University of Victoria Wellington

Kevin Shedlock

AI Wānanga 2022- Stephen FitzHerbert and Alan Tan, NIWA

Stephen FitzHerbert and Alan Tan

AI Wānanga 2022 - Ernestynne Walsh, Nicholson Consulting

Ernestynne Walsh

AI wānanga 2022 - Punahamoa Walker, FranklyAI

Punahamoa Walker