Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is Aotearoa's only Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE). Funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and hosted by Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland, NPM has 21 partner research entities and a national network of Māori researchers spanning all major disciplinary fields. Our research is driven by our vision of creating the foundations for flourishing Māori futures and bringing about transformative change for our communities, our environs and Aotearoa. NPM is an important vehicle by which Aotearoa continues to be a key player in global Indigenous research and affairs

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Neuroscientist Nicole Edwards is establishing her own lab at the University of Auckland and is eager to tautoko students interested in a career in brain research.

AUT senior lecturer Deborah Heke encourages wāhine Māori to cherish their connection with te taiao.

Transportation planner, Corrigan Millar (Ngāti Kahungunu) believes the design of urban spaces can have an important impact on our well-being and that urban spaces in Aotearoa could be a lot more inspiring, environmentally friendly, and even more climate resilient if mana whenua were involved in the early stages of design.

The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Māori (NPM) Futures Programme supports promising Māori senior undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral students as a means to growing an expert and capable Māori researcher workforce for Aotearoa New Zealand.


Kanapu is a NPM initiative that was designed 'by Māori, for Māori' to ignite Māori talent and leadership in research, science and innovation (RSI) spaces. Kanapu means lightning. It sets the scene to strike at the obstacles that block Māori pathways and transform how Māori collaboratively engage through connecting Māori to Māori, retaining kaimahi and accelerating success. Haruru ana te ao – reverberation – is the consequence and transformation of the system-wide energy states across the RSI sector as Māori potential is enabled.

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