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Sir Tipene O’Regan new Chair for Māori research ce

Prominent Māori leader, academic and professional director Sir Tipene O’Regan has been appointed Chair of the University of Auckland-based Centre of Research Excellence, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.


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Sir Tipene O’Regan new Chair for Māori research centre

AUCKLAND: 06 June 2006: Prominent Māori leader, academic and professional director Sir Tipene O’Regan has been appointed Chair of the University of Auckland-based Centre of Research Excellence, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

Welcoming Sir Tipene, the Acting Chair, Professor Tom Barnes said, “Sir Tipene has an enormous contribution to make at a governance level and his appointment is highly valued by the Board.”

Sir Tipene is the former Chair of the Ngai Tahu Māori Trust Board, Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation, Te Ohu Kai Moana, The Sealord Group Ltd, Deputy Chair of Transit New Zealand, current director of Hanover Group, a previous director of Television New Zealand and founding Chair of Te Tapuae o Rēhua Ltd.

In September 2004 he was appointed assistant Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at the University of Canterbury where in 1992 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Literature.

Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland, said, “With his academic knowledge and understanding, wide ranging knowledge of Māori economic development and his reputation within the business community, Sir Tipene is a major asset to Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga as we work towards producing valuable Māori knowledge and research.”

“Our unique goal of 500 Māori PhD enrolments in five years will be furthered by his Chairmanship,” said Professor Barnes.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga supports research and development that fosters healthy communities in healthy environments, encourages social and educational transformation and brings a uniquely Māori worldview to new frontiers of knowledge.

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Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga accelerates the growth in numbers of Māori researchers conducting research in ways that genuinely engage with diverse Māori communities to benefit Māori and all New Zealanders.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga supports Māori scholars, community members and international academics engage in research and its applications, and is on target to meet a goal of helping support 500 new Māori PhDs over five years.

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