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

Deep South Challenge tackles crucial task of understanding and adapting to climate change

On Monday 4 September, Minister for Science and Innovation Paul Goldsmith will open the inaugural Deep South Challenge symposium at the Wharewaka (Wellington waterfront), about how New Zealand can and must change in line with our changing climate.

Climate Change and Mātauranga Māori

Seven kaupapa Māori climate change projects – a first for New Zealand climate research – to be celebrated at inaugural Deep South Challenge symposium

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.