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.

Tara McAllister

'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.

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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), studying towards a Master of Business Administration.
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Steve Pohe

'We are right on the doorstep of some of New Zealand's most amazing wilderness...'

Steve Pohe (Ngāti Hine), studying towards a PhD in Ecology.

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Announcements and Events

    Scholarships for 2017 postgraduate study - Closing 31 October 2016

    Applications for Ngāi Tahu Research Centre scholarships close on Monday 31 October 2016. Application forms, guidelines and other details are available on the NTRC Scholarships web page.

    NTRC 2017 Scholarships Ad


    Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Seminar for NovemberPer Axelsson

    Title: Indigenous health in Sápmi: past, present and future

    Presenter: Per Axelsson

    Date: 17 November 2016, 2.00pm - 3.00pm

    Venue: Laws Room 108

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    Report released: Spatial effects of the Canterbury earthquakes on inanga spawning habitat and implications for waterways management

    Shane Orchard, PhD student, has released the above report through the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management.
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    Kai hiku, kai ūpoko Tribal Economic Wānanga 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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    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).
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    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.
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    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.
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