Today the University of Waikato will be launching a Centre for Māori and Indigenous Governance in three cities.

Based in Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, the Centre has been established to provide research-led solutions that focus on improving Māori governance across a variety of sectors.

The Centre, Te Mata Hautū Taketake, will be headed by Dr Robert Joseph, a specialist in Māori governance, tikanga Māori and the law.  “The Māori economy is a big economy – about $36 billion – and growing,” says Dr Joseph.

“What’s needed is consistent, efficient and culturally appropriate governance and this new centre will be focussed on contributing to that in a number of different ways.”  The new centre will be launched in Hamilton today, in Rotorua tomorrow November 6 and in Wellington on Wednesday November 7.

I tēnei rā ka whakarewahia e Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato i tētahi tari rangahau ki roto i ngā taone e toru o Aotearoa.  Ko te kaupapa o Te Piringa tēnei e titiro ana ki ngā kaupapa rangahau.  Ko te kai kōkiri o tēnei kaupapa ko Takuta Robert Joseph, ā, ko tōna titiro ki ngā tikanga Māori me te ture.  Ka whakatūwhera tēnei kaupapa ki roto o Kirikiriroa i tēnei rā, hei āpopo ki Rotorua, ka mutu kei Te Whanganui a Tara te whakatūwheratanga tuatoru.