Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Govt invests $2.4m in Māori-led research & innovation


Hon Steven Joyce

Minister of Science & Innovation

19 December 2013

Govt invests $2.4m in Māori-led research & innovation

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the investment of more than $2.4 million to help unlock the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources, and people.

Eighteen programmes will receive $2,425,772 in funding from the Te Pūnaha Hihiko Vision Mātauranga (VM) Capability Fund, administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, with decisions informed by an independent assessment panel of experts.

“This Fund invests in work that builds skills and networks in organisations undertaking research that will have environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits for New Zealand,” Mr Joyce says.

The Fund’s objectives are to increase connections and collaborations between Māori organisations, individual researchers and research organisations so that:

researchers and research organisations can improve their understanding of Māori research needs and effective ways to transfer knowledge to Māori
Māori users of research can understand better what research can do for them, and increase user uptake and application of research results
research capacity in Māori organisations increases
levels of VM-relevant research within research organisations increase
the development of individual researchers who undertake work that has the potential to deliver the objectives outlined in the VM policy is supported

The Fund was redeveloped earlier this year, as money became available from previous investments. “Rather than investing directly in research, the Fund aims to develop the skills of people and organisations,” Mr Joyce says.

“The new programmes announced today address this in a variety of ways, including exploring new ways to bring mātauranga Māori and science together, identifying mātauranga Māori that can benefit the country, and offering opportunities for Māori and researchers to better understand each other’s perspective.”

The programmes will cover a wide range of topics, including:

· environmental monitoring of Māori land to guide future compliance and kaitiaki (guardianship)
· better comprehension of Māori traditional calendars, leading to greater understanding of the application of environment, climate and biological knowledge
· enhancing the prosperity of Māori-owned kiwifruit orchards
· creating a Māori research collective to develop marine and land use in the Bay of Plenty and East Cape regions.

The contracts will commence between January 2014 and June 2014 and run for up to three years.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf Issue #49: Gordon Campbell Interviews Laila Harre

For 25 years, Labour and National have been in virtual agreement about the basics of economic policy, and differed mainly on how to go about managing its social consequences.

Such is the power of the economic orthodoxy that when opposition parties arise – say, in the shape of the Greens – their “credibility” is measured by the extent to which they give the appearance of learning and abiding by the ruling consensus.

The tension between the desire for change – and the inability of the current political framework to deliver it – creates openings for populists of all stripes. It is what has made the emergence of Internet Mana so interesting. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Electorate Deals

For all the talk yesterday from Prime Minister John Key about National being transparent about its electorate deals in Epsom and Ohariu, that transparency is entirely front-loaded. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling; 2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping; 3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and 4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

ALSO:


Nick Smith v Fish & Game:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news