New Initiatives with Otago University

The Rūnanga is continuing to develop relationships with Otago University.

Discussions include looking at future possible scholarships for Ngāti Whātua students, and the development of Centres of Excellence in the rohe.

Te Ramaroa Tito, Naida Glavish and Tame Te Rangi say the visit was extremely worthwhile and as well as looking at developments in the rohe, the group was able to research networking with and for Ngāti Whātua students; and work on establishing a collective position on what Ngāti Whātua support is possible for researchers using Maori methodologies.

The visit builds on the ongoing relationship the Rūnanga has with Otago University and a Memorandum of Agreement signed in July 2006.