Another good year for an ambitious vision. As one of eight Centres of Research Excellence supported by the New Zealand Government, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is charged with contributing to full participation by Māori in all aspects of society and the economy. It is an ambitious vision.
A key achievement in 2007, in delivering on it, was success in winning renewed funding for the CoRE in a national competitive process run by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). We are grateful for this funding which, subject to a mid-term review, provides funding committed to 2014. It is a welcome endorsement of what Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has achieved. It enables us to continue to support excellent research from a Māori perspective and to build on what were again very strong gains in 2007.