Māori research projects

The University’s researchers produce leading research in Māori knowledge and development. Find out more about recent projects.

Book casts new light on Treaty settlement process

A book, written by a Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington academic, argues that genuine and durable reconciliation can occur only when the importance of Māori legal traditions in the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process is recognised.

New App makes learning Māori fun

New mobile app developed by the Wellington Faculty of Education, Te Kura Māori, looks set to change the way New Zealanders learn te reo Māori.

Reviving ancient Māori knowledge

The aims of the Society of Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions are to find modern day uses for ancient Māori astronomical knowledge (tātai arorangi).

Māori in Australia disengaged with politics

Māori living in Australia are increasingly disengaged with politics, says Māori Studies lecturer and political scientist Dr Maria Bargh.

First ever dictionary of legal Māori terms

Lecturers, senior students, and graduates from the Faculty of Law are compiling the first ever dictionary of legal Māori terms which will be published in 2013.

Reversing decline of te reo Māori

A University researcher wants to find out what helps people become active users of the Māori language to try to reverse the decline in speaker numbers.

Study seeks to understand Māori television

The first in-depth analysis of Māori Television by university researchers will shed light on the impact and significance of the indigenous broadcaster.

Hangi stones lead to collaboration between Maori culture and science

A study to investigate the use of hangi stones, lava, and sediment records could be used to map changes in the Earth’s magnetic field.