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.
'UC provided me with opportunities that I would
never have dreamed of...'
Rachael Harris (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Pamoana)
Master of Laws
PhD graduate honours his academic legacy...
Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Ngāi Tahu)
First doctorate degree connected to the
Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.
'I enjoy getting outside to learn and become familiar with the environment...'
Ani Kainamu (Ngāpuhi)
Studying towards a PhD in Environmental Science
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)
The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre and the Department of Chemistry invite you to attend the April seminar:
Title: Poor Water Quality in First Nation Communities in Canada: Is Source Water Protection Planning a Solution?
Presenter: Chris D. Metcalfe, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: Thursday 6 April 2017
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Venue: Room 208, Te Ao Marama Building
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.