Kāhui Māori

The Challenge has established a Kāhui Māori to provide the Governance Board and Science Leadership Team with strategic counsel and input into the science strategy and priorities of the Challenge, and to help with the assessment of science quality, performance and responsiveness to iwi/hapū/whānau and Māori business goals.

Kāhui Māori Members

Aroha Mead

Senior Lecturer and Māori Business Director, Victoria University of Wellington (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou).

Chris Insley

Managing Director, 37 Degrees South Limited (Te Whānau-a-Apanui).

Garth Harmsworth

Senior Scientist, Landcare Research (Te Arawa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Raukawa).

Sandy Morrison

Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Māori and Pacific Development, University of Waikato (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rarua, Te Arawa).

Aimee Kaio

Managing Director, NORA Limited (Ngāi Tahu)

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Deep South proud to support new science journalism fund

The Deep South Challenge is proud to be supporting the new Aotearoa New Zealand Science Journalism Fund - the first independent journalism fund dedicated to furthering coverage of the science-related issues that impact New Zealanders.

New $5 million support fund for quake-affected farmers

 Includes funding for projects and advice related to climate change impacts and opportunities.