Māori & Pasifika in STEM
Prof. Shaun Ogilvie appointed as Kaihautū Ngātahi, Co-Director-Māori – NZ's BIOLOGICAL HERITAGE NEWS
Farewell to Sciblogs
Mihi mai ki a Dr Jane Kitson, an ecologist and environmental scientist, who as a youngster dreamed of becoming Indiana Jane. She hails from Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Mamoe and Waitaha. “My immediate family’s lives revolve around the seasonal calendar of gathering kai. Like kaimoana (seafood), tītī (muttonbirds), trout, salmon, duck or deer hunting,” she says. Her upbringing and curiosity about the outdoors and its connection to all living things inspired her to pursue environmental research...
Nona Hohepa-Taute – NZASE SCIENTIST PROFILE
“I was curious about how structures and moving parts worked – fascinated with bridges, tunnels and skyscrapers and who designed them. I wanted to be a part of that. I’m quite an outdoorsy person, so engineering suited me better than architecture, where you stay inside a lot.”
Growing taewa research and development – SLH T&L RESOURCE
Research and development for growing taewa is led by Dr Nick Roskruge at Massey University with input from the Tāhuri Whenua – the National Māori Vegetable Growers’ Collective.
Plant & Food Research Instagram story takeover: TJ Hall
#MāoriInHort #PlantAndFoodSummer Summer student Temuera (TJ) Hall takes over Plant & Food Research's Instagram stories for a day and takes us on a trip to Hawke's Bay, where he meets some #MāoriInHort and learns more about Plant & Food Research's work in apples.
Biosecurity champion brings Western science and te ao Māori together to tackle pests
Biosecurity champion Tame Malcolm wants to elevate Māori traditional knowledge in science to help protect the environment from pests. Embarking on a PhD this year, Malcolm plans to research anecdotal knowledge, gathered by word of mouth to help tackle some of New Zealand's most pressing pest problems. For example, when different plants are flowering in the bush, Māori will use different lures for trapping pests, he said. “When kawa kawa is flowering we use cinnamon but ...