Haere mai ki Te Pūnaha Matatini
Toki nui te toki!
Toki roa te toki!
Toki tā wahie.
Ka whanatu au
Ka hahau i te takapū o Rangi e tū nei
Ka hinga, ka mate …
Ki a Papatūānuku e takoto nei –
Tihei mauri ora!
Welcome to Te Pūnaha Matatini
Together we have a powerful adze,
able to take down the greatest tree.
May your visit to us be welcoming and,
that we might aid you
in the task you face,
however great or small.
Our researchers modelled the ability of New Zealand’s contact tracing system to control the spread of COVID-19.
Our researchers modelled various New Zealand border control measures and scenarios to assess the risk of COVID-19 re-entering the country from incoming international travellers.
Te Pūnaha Matatini welcomed its first kaumatua Dr Tom Roa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato) at a special hui in Tāmaki Makaurau last year.
Te Pūnaha Matatini incoming co-directors Cilla Wehi and Murray Cox have collaborated with Hēmi Whaanga and kaumatua Tom Roa, from the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Waikato, analysing Māori ancestral sayings (whakataukī), and their recognition of extinctions.
Several New Zealand university students took part in Te Pūnaha Matatini’s 2019-20 summer internship programme, working on various research projects with our partner organisations.
Te Pūnaha Matatini researchers estimate there is a 95% probability that COVID-19 has been eliminated in Aotearoa New Zealand after 2-3 weeks with no new reported cases.
New research by Te Pūnaha Matatini investigators shows there has been little if any improvement in recent years in the proportion of women holding senior academic roles in New Zealand unis.
Our researchers use a stochastic model to simulate COVID-19 spread in New Zealand, and report an estimate for its effective reproduction number (Reff) before and after implementation of Alert Level 4.
It is well known that female students are under-represented in university physics. However, the reasons for this are not so well understood. New research helps shed some light.