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Te Wānanga Whakamātaki

Te Whakahononga presents alongside an incredible line-up at Te Wānanga Whakamātaki

Ngā Rākau Taketake (NRT) Māori co-leads took the stage to talk about Te Whakahononga – a unique approach to engagement – at Te Wānanga Whakamātaki in late July.

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Pest trap

Māori views on pest control: the what, the why, and possible ways forward

In a first-of-its-kind study, Māori respondents show a willingness to engage in novel pest control technologies in order to preserve the interplay between local cultural identity and the distinct ecosystems of Aotearoa.

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The ripple effect of great research

The BioHeritage Challenge aims to not just create impact while the projects are running, but to catalyse new collaborations far beyond the lifetime of the original programmes.

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Empowering Indigenous voices

A new paper has been published looking into how we can preserve local Māori terms for species which are in decline. 

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September newsletter – National Science Challenge

New research on pest control, updates from Better Border Biosecurity, our cross-challenge wānanga and more . . . 

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Invasive wasp control: Are Māori businesses keen?

A new paper in New Genetics and Society details the perceptions of Māori businesses around using biotechnologies in pest control.

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A new way to tell science stories

Mobilising for Action co-lead Dr Marie McEntee has joined with colleagues from the University of Auckland and with Kauri Rescue to tell the story of this citizen science project in a new, interactive and immersive way.

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Introducing a new co-lead for Oranga: Dr Valance Smith

Dr Valance Smith is a new co-lead for one of the Ngā Rākau Taketake investments, Oranga. We had a chat to learn a bit more about him.

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A guide to Vision Mātauranga from some of the best in the science sector

Who better to give advice on Vision Mātauranga than those who live and breathe it every day? The Rauika Māngai…

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A strategic approach to partnership

Authentic partnership with mana whenua takes pride of place in the BioHeritage Challenge. But what happens when seven different teams all want to honour this process in a similar field of work?

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