Kāhui Māori

Our Kāhui Māori provides the Governance Board and Science Leadership Team with strategic advice and input into our science strategy and priorities, and helps with the assessment of science quality, performance and responsiveness to iwi, hapū, whānau and Māori business goals.

Kāhui Māori Members

Aimee Kaio

Managing Director, NORA Limited | Ngāi Tahu

Aroha Mead

Independent researcher | Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou

Chris Insley

Managing Director, 37 Degrees South Limited | Te Whānau-a-Apanui

Darren Ngaru King

Interdisciplinary research scientist, Māori society and climate, NIWA | Ngāti Raukawa

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

Latest news and updates

The Deep South Challenge awards funding to investigate climate-resilient, high-value crops for the whānau of Omaio

The whānau of Omaio in the Bay of Plenty have joined forces with NIWA researchers to explore the viability of climate-resilient, high-value crops for the rohe. The group has won a $250,000 research grant under the Vision Mātauranga programme of the Deep South National Science Challenge to better understand Omaio’s changing climate and how it might support the community to create a local economy based around a high-value product like kiwi fruit.

New Zealand's water systems particularly vulnerable to climate change

The recent Edgecumbe floods saw raw sewage floating through the streets, making the clean-up extremely challenging. Over 300 homes in the district were damaged and six months later, 240 houses are still unliveable. Flood-proofing the town itself remains a distant goal.

Insurance: the canary in the coalmine of climate change?

The Deep South Challenge announces new research into who should bear the cost of our changing climate, and when.

All over New Zealand, from Haumoana to Westport, from Edgecumbe to the Kāpiti Coast, from Dunedin to Wellington City, homeowners and businesses are starting to feel the financial effects of climate change.