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 simulate the re-emergence and spread of COVID-19 in July/early August 2020, using a network model of all ~5 million people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This paper summarises the modelling advice provided to Cabinet during the Auckland August 2020 outbreak, as well as detailing the methods used to provide that advice.
The New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) recently announced the selection of Te Pūnaha Matatini as one of ten New Zealand Centres of Research Excellence (CoRE) to be funded over the next eight years.
Our researchers find that the current effective reproduction number for COVID-19 in Auckland and the likelihood of cases occurring in other regions remains uncertain.
Te Pūnaha Matatini investigators evaluate the prevalence and nature of COVID-19-related disinformation and unreliable narratives in New Zealand Aotearoa social media.
Our latest research suggests that COVID-19 contact tracing digital tools such as smartphone apps need to be designed to work hand in hand with manual contact tracing.
Te Pūnaha Matatini researchers estimate the risk of community COVID-19 outbreak originating at the New Zealand border and provide some recommendations for managing future risk.
Te Pūnaha Matatini researcher Giorgia Vattiato and colleagues are looking into why some invasive pests avoid traps, and what might help Kiwi relocate more easily.
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.