When The Crown Controls Mātauranga June 2023 Pou: Te Aho Mātauranga, our Māori leadership group It’s been 11 years since the release of Ko Aotearoa Tēnei – a Waitangi Tribunal report into the Wai 262 claim concerning laws and policies that adversely affected Māori culture and identity. The Tribunal noted that “every Crown agency that […]
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After two years of lockdowns and the threat of being washed away, Ngā Rākau Taketake (NRT) was finally able to host a Kaurilands Summit kanohi ki te kanohi this year. As event MC Stacey Morrison put it, Kaurilands Summit was “the hui that finally happened.”
We heard from over seventy kaikōrero (speakers) across the week. Of particular note were the keynote speakers – Aroha Mead, Daniel Hikuroa, Graeme Marshall, Jessi Morgan, Haami Piripi, Jack Craw and Catherine Febria. A huge thanks to them for their insights, time and kōrero. To view their speaker profiles follow this link. This year the conference moved […]
Over 120 attendees representing community groups, iwi, research organisations, councils and government agencies came together online for the inaugural Kauriland Summit in June 2021. The Summit was split into three distinctive sections to reflect the BioHeritage’s priority areas: Whakamana, Tiaki and Whakahou (Empower, Protect and Restore). Each of the seven Ngā Rākau Taketake research themes were […]
The Challenge supported a panel discussion on the role of gene editing for pest control in Aotearoa New Zealand, as a part of the New Zealand International Science Festival, in Ōtepoti Dunedin.
In September 2020, leaders of different investments came together for a cross-challenge wānanga.
Mātauranga Māori received long-overdue time in the spotlight in early December, at the launch of a special edition of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology (NZJE).
Matua Tahae (Jim) Doherty received a fond farewell from working life and his role as Chair of the Tūhoe Tuawhenua Trust in late October.
An International Indigenous Biosecurity Network will be established thanks to a hui taumata (conference) bringing together experts from around the globe.
Kauri Rescue project lead Dr Ian Horner (Plant & Food Research) says fifteen years ago this would never have been possible. “No one would have dreamt of holding a Phytophthora symposium as no one would have shown up!” New Zealand is now home to a number of Phytophthora experts, trained or brought in to respond to […]
However, moving any new control measures from the lab to the landscape is as much a social challenge as it is a biological challenge. Researchers need to find ways to include the public early and often in discussing predator control plans, and allow people to have a say in which methods are deployed. In response […]
Almost 300 people attended Crazy & Ambitious 2 in May 2019, enjoying a dynamic mix of discussions.