Complexity is at our heart

We build community across disciplines to solve complex problems.



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.

A raindrop hits the ground

Céline Cattoën-Gilbert researches how to develop, improve and communicate flood forecasting models. She tells the story of the day the models made her pause.

Our research

Building a just and equitable society

Our changing climate

Human and environmental health and wellbeing