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)

Latest news and updates

Climate Change Engagement in Aotearoa New Zealand

A new report released by the Deep South Challenge this month recommends increasing the availability of plain-language resources about climate change in both English and te reo Māori, framing scientific information for application to practical decision making, and increasing access to climate change conversations for a wider array of end-users.

Science Leadership Team – Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are being sought for the role of Science Leadership Team (SLT) member for the Engagement Programme of The Deep South National Science Challenge.

DSC Seminar #3: Dr Huhana Smith on Climate Change and Coastal Māori Communities

“We need to keep designing opportunities for iwi and hapū to see the potential of what adaptive change can look like.”—Dr Huhana Smith