Welcome to Kā Waimaero, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre
The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre (NTRC) was founded for the purpose of being a leader in indigenous scholarship and to provide a centre for the intellectual capital and development of Ngāi Tahu, the principal Māori iwi of the southern region of New Zealand. The NTRC was established in August 2011 as a joint initiative between Ngāi Tahu and the University of Canterbury.
'I love my research because I get to spend a lot of time outside in rivers...'
Tara McAllister (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki), studying towards a PhD in Ecology.
Announcements and Events
- Tuahiwi Marae in the evenings of 15-17 February. Read details (PDF123KB)
- Awarua Marae, Bluff on 22 February
- The University of Canterbury on 26 and 27 February. Download the programme (PDF 315KB)
UC student explores native crayfish sustainability
Channell Thoms (Ngāi Tahu) is investigating management strategies that would ensure sustainability of freshwater resources, and describes herself as passionate about mahinga kai species.
Kai hiku, kai ūpoko Tribal Economic Wānanga was held on 15-27 February 2016
This wānanga was a series of seminars and discussions with a number of international keynote speakers from Alaskan and Canadian First Nations who have actively developed economies and business on their reserves.
Research into Nelson Lakes National Park
A University of Canterbury postgraduate geology student has been exploring Red Hills in the Nelson Lakes National Park for groundwater springs where a significant amount of methane is being released to the atmosphere. Joanna Pawson's thesis investigations could help explain the release of methane that may be occurring on other planets including Mars. Pawson, who has Ngāti Kahungunu iwi affiliations, graduated last week with a Master of Science degree (First Class Honours).
Whitebait on the move
Shane Orchard's PhD research investigates the vulnerability of coastal conservation areas to dynamic changes such as seal level rise. He is using earthquake effects to simulate the type of issues that might occur with climate change.
UC to produce more Māori graduates
The University of Canterbury is producing graduate students who will be of significant benefit to Māori organisations and businesses in the future.