Centre for Indigenous Governance and Development, Massey University (2004)
Director: Manuhuia Barcham
Focusses on local and broader cross-national and international issues concerning indigenous peoples. The Centre promotes the integration of indigenous worldviews with sound governance and development principles in order to build indigenous capacity, facilitate indigenous involvement in governance at all levels, and develop quality outcomes for indigenous peoples.
Centre for Maori and Indigenous Planning and Development, Lincoln University (1999)
Director: Hirini Matunga
Researches Maori approaches to planning and environmental management and the application of the Treaty of Waitangi across different social, economic, political and environmental contexts.
Centre for Maori and Pacific Development Research, Waikato University
Director: Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Staff and students of the School of Maori and Pacific Development engage in theoretical and applied research in the core disciplines and inter-disciplinary fields that constitute their primary academic focus - Maori Language, Maori and Pacific Culture and Society, Maori Media, Maori and Pacific Arts and Performing Arts, Interpreting and Translation, Development Studies.
He Parekereke, Institute for Research and Development in Maori and Pacific Education.Victoria University of Wellington (1995)
Director: Wally Penetito
Aims to provide a nurturing and protective environment for Maori staff as academics and researchers. Creates a critical mass of Maori staff who will design and deliver courses on Maori education to all students but with particular focus on the development of a Maori cohort who will be encouraged to go on to masters and doctoral studies. Is a member entity of Nga Pae o te Maramatanga.
International Research Institute for Maori and Indigenous Education, Auckland University (1996)
Director: Leonie Pihama
IRI aims to develop research which improves Maori and Indigenous people’s lives. In particular it’s concern is to develop practical ‘intervention measures’ to alleviate the educational crises faced by many Maori, and thereby contribute to the general betterment of Maori and New Zealand society as a whole.
James Henare Maori Research Centre. Auckland University (1993)
Contrbutes to Maori social, cultural and economic well-being and advancement through its research programmes and activities. Special importance is attached to the needs of Taitokerau.
Maori Education and Research Unit, School of Education, Waikato University
Director: Russell Bishop
This is the research branch of Te Runanga Matauranga Maori. The Unit is working primarily on contract research and the mentoring of staff as they research with Maori or others that pursue Kaupapa Maori Research Methodologies.
Maori & Psychology Research Unit. Waikato University (1997)
Director: Linda Waimarie Nikora
An initiative designed to provide a catalyst and support network for enhancing research which has at its centre the psychological needs, aspirations, and priorities of Maori people.
Mira Szaszy Research Centre for Maori and Pacific Economic Development, Auckland University (1998)
Director: Manuka Henare
Mission: To provide effective economic and social development support services to Maori and Pacific communities, nations and small-medium enterprises by bringing together experienced and skilled practitioners and scholars dedicated to high quality outcomes.
Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, National Institute of Research Excellence for Maori Development and Advancement (2002)
Directors: Linda Smith, Michael Walker
Mission: To provide excellent research, training and knowledge transfer. Has eight founding institutional members with the Secretariat at Auckland University.
Ngai Tahu Maori Health Research Centre, Otago University
Director: John Broughton
The Ngai Tahu Maori Health Research Unit is a partnership between Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and the Dunedin School of Medicine of the University of Otago. The Unit collects, collates, interprets and publishes information, data and statistics on Maori health issues - an essential part of Maori health development. The research focuses for the Unit are: hauora rangatahi (young people's health); hauora wahine (Maori women's health) and oranga niho (dental health).
Te Ao Marama Research Centre, Canterbury University (2001)
Principal Investigator: Lyndsay Head
Te Ao Marama Research Centre undertakes contract translation work.
Te Au Rangahau, Maori Business Research Centre, Massey University (2003)
Director: Farah Palmer
Te Au Rangahau was established within the College of Business (at Massey University) to provide a base for research into Maori business. Te Au Rangahau aims to enhance Maori business capacity by exploring how best business practices and Maori values can be synergised to realise cultural and commercial gains.
Te Hoe Nuku Roa – Maori Profiles, Massey University (1994)
Research Team Professors: Mason Durie, Chris Cunningham
Te Hoe Nuku Roa - Maori profiles, explores what it means to be Maori in the 1990s and beyond, and examines the impact of policies on Maori at a personal and family level. For the first time information on Maori households covering all aspects of life will be brought together so that planning for the future can be more solidly based on the actual circumstances and aspirations of Maori people. The central aim of the project is to provide a database that reflects the current situation of Maori individuals and families. By linking Maori aspirations with these realities a sound base for planning and development will be established.
Te Mata o te Tau, the Academy for Maori Research and Scholarship, Massey University (2003)
Presiding Officer: Mason Durie
Te Mata o Te Tau, the Academy for Maori Research and Scholarship, has been established to provide a forum for fostering Maori academic advancement and creating new knowledge in the nexus between indigenous knowledges and the sciences.
Te Matahauariki Research Institute, Waikato University
Adjunct Professors: Judge Mick Brown, Richard Benton
The overall aim of their research is to explore ways in which the legal system of Aotearoa/New Zealand can evolve so as to accommodate the best of the values and concepts of both major components of its society, and to generate a discourse through publications, seminars, and intercourse with key institutions, which proposes a cohesive jurisprudence and offers models for its practical application to selected areas of our legal system.
Te Pumanawa Hauora, Research Centre for Maori Health and Development, Massey University (1993)
Director: Chris Cunningham
Focuses on Maori health research.
Te Ropu Whariki Research Group, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University (2002)
Director: Helen Moewaka Barnes
Aims to tautoko Maori communities and organisations, to provide high quality research from a kaupapa Maori base and to further the development of a Maori health research workforce.
Tomaiora Maori Health Research Group, Auckland University (1998)
Director: Sue Crengle
Tomaiora undertakes research projects which are relevant to the health and well-being of tamariki, rangatahi and their whanau.
Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit, Stout Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington (1999)
Director: Richard Hill
Provides independent, high quality research on Treaty of Waitangi matters; extends its research and scholarship to the wider community through consultancy and training programmes; and provides mentoring assistance to new researchers, including Maori historians, so as to develop their contract research abilities.
Woolf Fisher Research Centre, Auckland University and Manukau Institute of Technology (1998)
Directors: Graham Smith, Stuart McNaughton
Promotes research-based positive educational interventions working with children/students, teachers, communities and colleagues in South Auckland with a particular emphasis on Maori and Pacific Islands children's educational achievement.