Tagged: Māori

Who owns water? Māori or the Crown? - Waiology

Waiology Mar 15, 2013

By Jacinta Ruru Water governance is tricky at the best of times. As we all know, water is fundamentally important to the welfare of people, plants, livestock, farming activities, industry and power generation, it has an increasing economic value, and it moves in a flowing nature. But water is also uniquely important to Māori for the simple reasons that … Read More

The Measure of Māori Wellness - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Feb 18, 2013

Winston Peters is employing classic diversion techniques in order to avoid answering questions as to why he hasn’t sacked Mr Prosser – in this case it is an attack on the associate Ministry of Health about funding of traditional Māori healing (rongoā Māori) through Whanau Ora (apparently $1.9M worth).  He claims that there is no measure of … Continue reading » … Read More

Māori knowledge and Western science: the final frontier - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 07, 2012

By Gretchen Carroll, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence. Interfaces between Pāhekā and Māori have been occurring since first contact, and understanding these have become essential around governance issues, Treaty based claims, as well as education, politics and health. When it comes to science, the two world views are traditionally different and the … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Ways of the Wind - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 29, 2011

As I was lucky enough to attend the Science and Innovation in Education Forum last week I thought I might report back on the sorts of things that were said and my own particular take on them. Ostensibly the forum was set up to discuss: The role of STEM education in generating innovation. What employers want … Read More

“Just So Science” – The Nation that Talked - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 22, 2011

Much has been said recently about New Zealand’s desire to create a knowledge-based economy rather than a manufacturing one. Much has also been said about the structure of the PhD, its purpose and relevance to a modern society, and how to keep the best graduates in New Zealand. Much has been said about the low number of Maori and Pacifica … Read More