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

Creating a climate-safe Dunedin through community-driven climate action

2018 may well be the year New Zealand gets serious about adapting to our changing climate. Last year, and the start of this one, gave all of us plenty of opportunities to experience a future in which creeping sea level rise and extreme weather – from drought to flood to surprise storm surges – make day-to-day life more precarious and more expensive.

Stormwater, wastewater and climate change: Impacts on our economy, environment, culture and society

In October 2017, the Deep South Challenge released a report into the state of the nation’s storm and waste water infrastructure, in the face of a changing climate. The report garnered significant media attention – not surprising given the infrastructure is currently valued at well over $20 billion.

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.