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Vision Mātauranga

He rangi tā matawhāiti, he rangi tā matawhānui

A person with a narrow vision has a restricted horizon; a person with a wide vision has plentiful opportunities.

Vision Mātauranga


As described by the above whakataukī, and in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Vision Matauranga policy, a bi-cultural perspective on Te Ao Māori (the world) supports the development of innovative and diverse opportunities to better the future of New Zealand.

The Antarctic Science Platform (ASP) values the role Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) can play in its goal to understand Antarctica’s improve scientific understanding of pressing issues facing the Antarctic such as climate change and ecosystem resilience. The Platform is a fantastic opportunity to grow strong partnerships with iwi/Māori to increase Māori representation and integrate Te Ao Māori (the Māori world view) in important and high performing areas of research and international relationships.

Kāhui Māori

The ASP are delighted to partner with the Kāhui Māori (Māori Council), from the Deep South Challenge to support and provide advice in relation to the Platform’s Vision Mātauranga whāinga (goals), which are to:

• foster a shared understanding of research priorities and limitations;

• build capacity, capability and diversity;

• improve science excellence through Mātauranga Māori; and

• increase Māori participation in Antarctic research.

Kāhui Māori members are:

SB Sign First Sunset2019 Jonny Harrison
14 July 2020

Kāhui Māori to protect and guide Antarctic as well as climate adaptation research

The Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate is humbled and excited that its Kāhui Māori have agreed to share their knowledge with the Antarctic Science Platform, and to act as its Kāhui Māori (Māori advisory group) as wel… Read More

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3 July 2020

June Update

Covid-19 impacts Platform funded research field season Platform researchers and the leadership team support Antarctica New Zealand’s decision to modify the 20/21 season to ensure Antarctica remains Covid-19 free. These are unprec… Read More

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30 June 2020

Congratulations to the Melting Ice and Rising Seas team

Antarctica New Zealand and the Antarctic Science Platform extends a huge congratulations to the Melting Ice and Rising Seas team who have won the Prime Minister’s Science prize. The team is led by the Antarctic Research Centre, a… Read More

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