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About Rauika Māngai

Rauika Māngai is a term that means, an ‘assembly of representatives’. These representatives of the 11 NSCs and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are Māori scientists, research leaders and programme managers at the national forefront of Vision Mātauranga implementation. Through a collective effort across the National Science Challenges, the Rauika Māngai works for the wellbeing of whānau, hapū, iwi and diverse Māori communities in ways that uphold tikanga and wairuatanga and extends the mātauranga continuum.

Purpose of the Rauika Māngai:

  • Share and extend best practice approaches to Vision Mātauranga
  • Seek opportunities for alignment across NSCs
  • Build collective knowledge that contributes gains and benefits to whānau, hapū, iwi, and diverse Māori communities from NSC engagement

Provide a collective Māori voice on NSC matters Objectives of the Rauika Māngai:

  • Innovate and advance Mātauranga Māori
  • Accelerate research, science and innovation for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Influence science policy to deliver wide ranging benefits to whānau, hapū, iwi, and diverse Māori communities

In the design of this website Rauika Māngai has partnered with Ariki Creative. Ariki Creative utilises Māori art and design, kowhaiwhai, weaving, carving and tā moko to ground the narrative of each design in traditional Māori lore and culture. Aesthetics and influence derive from the environment, flora and fauna. Any use of content and imagery from the Rauika Māngai site must be through prior approval – please contact us to discuss further.

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We know how valuable this is to us and we would like to says thanks to the below organisations

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