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.

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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Eruera Prendergast-Tarena

PhD graduate honours his academic legacy...

Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Ngāi Tahu)
First doctorate degree connected to the
Ngāi Tahu Research Centre.
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Photo of Ani Kainamu

'I enjoy getting outside to learn and become familiar with the environment...'

Ani Kainamu (Ngāpuhi)
Studying towards a PhD in Environmental Science
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Announcements and Events

    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


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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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