The research challenges facing Aotearoa New Zealand and Māori society are multi-dimensional and complex. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has trans-disciplinary and multi-institutional teams of researchers situated throughout the country that collaborate to seek solutions and create positive enduring change. NPM supports and fosters quality collaboration at local, national and international levels. Our formally named partners are:

Together these partners form Te Tira Takimano (TTT; NPM's Electoral College of Partners), with each of the 21 partners having an appointed representative to act on their behalf.  TTT helps ensure there is the appropriate mix of skills and attributes of the NPM Board by nominating Board members, as well as upholding the voice and mana of researchers and partners in NPM, supporting the vision of NPM and meeting the NPM Board to discuss strategic and annual plans.

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