Mātauranga Māori

He rangi tā matawhāiti, he rangi tā matawhānui

A person with a narrow vision has a restricted horizon,
a person with a wide vision has plentiful opportunities

Our Goals

A bi-cultural perspective on Te Ao (the world) supports the development of innovative and diverse opportunities to better the future of New Zealand.

The Antarctic Science Platform (ASP) values the role Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) can play in improving our understanding of pressing issues facing the Antarctic, such as climate change and ecosystem resilience. The Platform is an opportunity to grow strong partnerships with iwi/Māori, to increase Māori representation and to integrate Te Ao Māori (Māori world views) in important and high performing areas of research and international relationships.

The ASP are delighted to partner with the Kāhui Māori (Māori Council), from the Deep South Challenge, to support and provide advice in relation to the Platform’s Vision Mātauranga whāinga (goals), which are to:

• foster a shared understanding of research priorities and limitations;

• build capacity, capability and diversity;

• improve science excellence through Mātauranga Māori; and

• increase Māori participation in Antarctic research.

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