Ngā Kaitūhono Publications

Since its inception in 2008 Ngā Kaitūhono have produced a series of publications to support discussions around Mātauranga Māori and Indigenous knowledge.

These publications are available below in order of year:

Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge (2014)

Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge is a collaboration of 14 Māori and international scholars and aims to create a forum for Māori and global indigenous academics to connect and support the advancement of learners interested in Māori and indigenous theories of knowledge.

This publication will be useful for students, academics and those interested in various indigenous perspectives on strengthening distinctive knowledge systems.

NZQA has produced this publication to support the advancement of mātauranga Māori which is one of the goals of NZQA’s Māori Education Strategy, Te Rautaki Māori and follows on from Conversations on Mātauranga Māori

Read Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge (PDF, 3.9MB).

Conversations on Mātauranga Māori (2012)

Conversations on Mātauranga Māori is a collection of critical essays that focuses on creating pathways to help refine our understandings and descriptions of mātauranga Māori.

This publication is presented in two parts. In the first, Ngā Kaitūhono members present individual contributions that aim to provide the reader with concepts, theories, frameworks, and ideas about mātauranga Māori. The second part describes the development of the Mātauranga Māori Evaluative Quality Assurance (MM EQA) framework, tools, processes and the Mātauranga Māori Quality Assurance Mark.

NZQA produced this publication to support the advanced use of mātauranga Māori, which is one of the goals in the Māori education strategy, Te Rautaki Māori a te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa 2012-2017.

Conversations on Mātauranga Māori will be useful for students and academics interested in the 'conversation' on Māori advancement in social, cultural, educational, and economic development.

Read Conversations on Mātauranga Māori (PDF, 789KB).



Book of Proceedings (2009)

Drawing from the last two or three decades of Māori social, cultural, educational and economic development, Hui Mana Tohu Mātauranga touched upon a range of relevant and related themes and topics.

This Book of Proceedings records the significant intellectual exchange that took place on 24 June 2009 at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt.  The conference relied heavily on a strong Māori development framework, which resulted in the emergence of three key innovative and inter-related themes.

Read the Book of Proceedings (PDF, 3.7MB).

2009 book of proceedings




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