The 2020 Prime Minister’s Science Prize has been awarded to Te Pūnaha Matatini for our contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A New Zealand-specific interactive epidemic simulation app developed by Dr Audrey Lustig, Associate Investigator at Te Pūnaha Matatini, and hosted by the University of Auckland’s Centre for eResearch, has just been released.
Te Pūnaha Matatini intern Shih-Hao (Samuel) Chen discusses his work with Nebula Data over the 2019-20 summer.
University of Auckland student Tamara Craigen on her summer research experience with Te Pūnaha Matatini, 3D modelling archaeological sites on Ahuahu (Great Mercury Island).