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

    Call for Applications for the First Nations' Futures Programme 2017

    The First Nations’ Futures Programme provides an unrivalled opportunity for aspiring Ngāi Tahu leaders and other Māori postgraduate students to gain access to leading international research and thinking within a uniquely indigenous context. Applications are also invited from Ngāi Tahu and other Māori undergraduate students who are close to completion of their degree and who intend to apply for postgraduate study in 2017-2018. The First Nations’ Futures Programme is held at Stanford University for two weeks in October/November every year.
    The closing date for applications is 19 May 2017.
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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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