In the past three years or so, it has been our pleasure to prepare reports on aspects of mātauranga Māori for a number of clients. These clients include Te Puni Kōkiri, Ministry of Education, Te Papa National Services and the Hui Taumata Action Taskforce. These reports commence with an introductory discussion about mātauranga Māori in general before moving to discuss mātauranga Māori as it relates to a specific set of applications or field. Topic areas covered by the reports thus far include:
heritage, particularly material culture
innovation, leading to economic development
These reports are available in PDF form, free of charge. Please navigate to the appropriate page to read the contents page of each report and obtain your copy. Further reports prepared for the 'Te Kaimānga' research project will be available for purchase in due course. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to read these reports. This is available here
- Museum Practice and Mātauranga Māori: A Discussion, a report prepared for Te Papa National Services in 2004.
- The Purpose of Education: Perspectives Arising from Mātauranga Māori, a report prepared Ministry of Education in 2005.
Traditional Knowledge: Some Comment, a report prepared for Te Puni Kōkiri in 2005/06.
Indigenous Worldviews: A Comparative Study, a report prepared for Fulbright New Zealand, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Te Puni Kōkiri, 2001.
Creativity and Mātauranga Māori: Towards Tools for Innovation, a report for the Hui Taumata Action Task Force, Wellington, 2006
Linked below are a number of presentations recently delivered to various audiences. These presentations relate either to our research programme for clients of our consultancy services.
- Creative Potential and Māori Workforce Development, a presentation delivered to a conference entitled 'Maori Workforce Development: Leave No One Behind', convened by the Hui Tauamata, NZ Council of Trade Unions, Business NZ and the Department of Labour. Mercure Hotel, Wellington, 15 March 2007