Kaupapa Māori-centred research that weaves mātauranga Māori and science together for te taiao and Māori communities to thrive.

Active Projects: 6

Principle-led research

Our research is principle-led by ngā mana pou.

We develop future-focused solutions generated from both mātauranga Māori and science, with and by Māori and for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand.

We recognise and value the knowledge Māori bring to research collaborations and we co-lead and co-develop solutions with Māori to ensure positive impact and benefit for Māori.

We enable tailored approaches for Māori in order to form deeper relationships with a whānau, hapū, iwi, communities and Māori organisations including business.

We aim to have the knowledge system of mātauranga Māori in equal footing with science and existing structures that have helped support positive change in farming practices and food production in Aotearoa over the decades.

Our approach is centred around the strength of having more than one knowledge system contributing to solutions for some of the most complex challenges facing our communities.

Ariana Estoras (Ngāti Uekaha, Ngāti Maniapoto), Māori Research and Partnerships Director
  • Additional capabilities

    • Acknowledging kaitiaki obligations by placing te taiao first in the development of our research
    • Co-developing opportunities with positive benefit, impact, and value for Māori communities
    • Empowering and facilitating Māori research and Māori researchers throughout Aotearoa
    • Expanding AgResearch’s understanding of the current and future needs of Māori communities to inform AgResearch’s science direction
    • Building pipelines of Māori capability and capacity

Research Areas

Mātauranga Māori

We embrace mātauranga Māori by building understanding between science and Māori knowledge systems to enrich our science in a uniquely Aotearoa New Zealand way.

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