26 - 27 March 2024

Te kura roa, Creating our future for MāTauranga Māori and science
26 - 27 March 2024, Wharewaka - Pōneke

There is no greater time for us as Māori researchers, practitioners and champions to come together and discuss and plan our futures. We are proud to present this gathering; ‘Te Kura Roa – Creating our future for mātauranga Māori and science’ as an opportunity to regather, weave our experiences, knowledge and innovation accumulated over the past 10 years of the National Science Challenge. While there is much to acknowledge in what we have collectively achieved, in the words of Kīngi Tūheitia “there is more mahi to do”.


This is a call to our Mātauranga Māori leads, practitioners and champions from across the NSC, mātauranga Māori and science landscapes to join us in this important discussion and to create what kind of future we envision for mātauranga Māori and science.

Our key objective is to consolidate ideas and thoughts from the two day gathering into a multi-purpose report to inform the sector and decision makers of our collective intention and direction. Click HERE to view the 2-day Te Kura Roa programme.


Nau mai rā!

Te kura roa Kaupapa details

Programme and Resources

The full programme, along with conference resources such as speaker bios, survey links and handouts are available here.



Whakatau – 8.45am, Makaro Room Wharewaka: A whakatau will be held for all attendees before we begin Te Kura Roa.

Posters & Drinks – 4.30pm, Mokopuna Room, Wharewaka: Each of the 11 National Science Challenges will be producing and sharing highlights of their work achieved over the last five years in poster form. Join us for a pre-evening drink and conversation to celebrate and acknowledge the incredible achievements by our researchers and communities.

Te Kura Roa Celebration Hākari – 6.30pm, Fox Glove (top floor): An evening of curated local fare, entertainment and Māori excellence – this will be an evening of celebration not to be missed. Tickets are essential.



There is no cost to attend Te Kura Roa. We have a limited number of ‘one day’ registrations available but encourage attendees to register for the full event. Conference dinner tickets are $65.00 (incl GST) per person.

Everyone must register for the event to attend.


Funding Support

We have a limited number of travel scholarships available for whānau and students who live outside of the Pōneke area. These scholarships are valued at $500 to support travel and accommodation costs.

Applicants must not be employed by a university, institution or research centre or, if studying should be enrolled in an MA or PhD programme. All successful applicants will receive a complimentary dinner ticket. If you think you fit the criteria, please apply HERE.



Registrations are OPEN NOW. Click HERE to register for Te Kura Roa 2024. When selecting your registration, ensure you scroll down and add your celebration hākari and posters ticket before advancing.


Full event terms and conditions are available to view here, and by registering you agree to these. Full payment is required at the time of order via a credit card. Surcharges apply.

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