Ngāi Tahu Research Centre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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.

Shannon Goldsmith

'I enjoy the exposure to a diverse range of business disciplines and networking opportunities...'

Shannon Goldsmith (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa), Master of Business Administration.
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Whaka Inaka project

Ground-breaking project to boost Christchurch whitebait - Whaka Īnaka

A large-scale initiative to help identify and improve īnaka (whitebait) spawning areas on Ōtautahi Christchurch waterways in the post-earthquake environment has attracted considerable community support.
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Rachael Harris

'UC provided me with opportunities that I would never have dreamed of...'

Rachael Harris (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Pamoana), Master of Laws.
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Announcements and Events

    The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre invites you to the June seminar:

    Title: Protecting native forest birds in New Zealand beech forests
    Presenter: Kelly Whitau
    Date: Friday 16 June 2017
    Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
    Venue: Room 208, Level 2, Te Ao Marama Building, Arts Road

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    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.

  • 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)

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    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
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