PRIORITY SIXP6 te rakahau maori

Te Rakahau Māori

Māori Research


1. Partner with mana whenua and other Māori entities to identify applied research opportunities of mutual interest 3. With the Research and Postgraduate Office, develop a vibrant Māori research agenda that serves as a benchmark for others to aspire to
2. Collaborate on applied research projects that align with the strategic aspirations of each research partner 4. Increase the number of Māori research outputs derived from research collaborations with both national and international research partners



With mana whenua and Māori entities:

  • Identify applied research priorities of mutual interest
  • Jointly apply for and secure external funding for applied research that is of mutual interest and mutual benefit
  • Collaborate on applied research projects (led by Māori research-active staff and/or senior academics with a proven Māori research ethic)
  • Acknowledge and protect intellectual property rights

Te Kāhui Rakahau Māori is a strong, thriving network of Māori research-active staff, which:

  • Meets regularly to support the research needs of Māori staff
  • Helps to progress Otago Polytechnic’s research outputs achieved by Māori staff
  • Explores the feasibility of a Māori Research Hub
  • Oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of Otago Polytechnic’s Māori Research Plan; an annual Māori research seminar series; SCOPE: Kaupapa Kāi Tahu; and Māori Research Symposium.
The Office of the Kaitohutohu has representation on Otago Polytechnic’s Research Ethics Committee and Research and Postgraduate Committee Māori staff are supported to engage in research by their formal leader and the activities of Te Kāhui Rakahau Māori
The number of Māori research outputs derived from research collaborations with both national and international/ indigenous research partners increases annually Māori research micro-credentials are developed, delivered and assessed, and undertaken by academic staff to increase their understanding of Māori research ethics and kaupapa Māori research methodologies