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Te Kura Matatini ki Ōtago/Otago Polytechnic warmly invites attendees to the Māori Research Symposium – Kaitiakitaka, to be held on Thursday 3 December at Otago Polytechnic’s Forth Street Campus in Dunedin. 

Since April 2020, polytechnics across Aoterearoa are part of the Te Pūkenga network. As a result, we are delighted to showcase presentations focused on a wide range of research concerned with human and environmental issues from across the 16 Te Pūkenga subsidiaries.

Following the successful Tā Moko Symposium 2014 and the Mauri Ora: Human Flourishing Symposium in 2018, the purpose of the Māori Research Symposium is to promote original Māori led or Māori-partnered research which nurtures emergent and leading Māori students, staff and scholars conducted at Otago Polytechnic and across Aotearoa.  It will showcase and celebrate Māori research on a wide range of issues concerned with human and environmental wellbeing.

Otago Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Megan Gibbons (Ngā Puhi) will open the symposium, accompanied by  two keynote speakers – Associate Professor Carla Houkamou (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu, Ngāi Tahu) and Dr Eru Tarena (Ngāi Tahu; Ngāi Tūāhuriri). The MC for the day is Kāi Tahu media personality Rāniera Dallas.


Māori Research Symposium

Theme: Kaitiakitaka – Te Tai Ao and Te Ao Hurihuri/Guardian Protectors of our Environment and Ever Changing World

Otago Polytechnic, Thursday 3 December 2020 (mihi whakatu will commence at 8.30am). 

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Registrations close on 20 November. Free entry for Kaumātua (contact or

Published on 13 Nov 2020

Orderdate: 13 Nov 2020
Expiry: 13 Dec 2022