The 6th Biennial Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga conference

This 2014 conference highlighted indigeneity and the multidisciplinary approach used for indigenous development. Presentations and papers address aspects of the following themes central to the realisation of indigenous development:

Optimising Indigenous Economic Wellbeing

Addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous communities leading to increased economic independence and self-determination.

Healthy and Thriving Indigenous Families

Addressing issues, needs and opportunities arising in indigenous families leading to healthy, successful and thriving indigenous families.

Enhancing Indigenous Distinctiveness

Understanding the distinctive contributions that indigenous communities make to the world at large. 


The University of Waikato
Rākau Kawakawa Sponsor
Te Puni Kōkiri
Rākau Kawakawa Sponsor
Fee Waiver Sponsor, Rākau Pōhutukawa Sponsor
Te Whare Rangahau Māori o Hemi Henare
Rākau Pōhutukawa Sponsor
Health Promotion Agency
Rākau Pōhutukawa Sponsor
Clark Center for Australian and NZ Studies, University of Texas
Fee Waiver Sponsor, Satchel Insert Sponsor
Ministry of Health,
Māori Health Business Unit Purchase Board
Satchel Insert Sponsor

Key Sponsor

Rākau Pōhutukawa Sponsor and Sponsor of two International Speakers.

Keynote Speakers