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.
Field work is archaeologist Alex Queenin’s happy place.
Amongst all the random occurrences in the world, do certain ones have a lasting impact?
We need systematic, collaborative and whole-of-community action to build a more just research system.