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

Darren Ngaru King

Interdisciplinary research scientist, Māori society and climate, NIWA | Ngāti Raukawa

Shaun Awatere

Manaaki Whenua, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Research Leadership Team | Ngāti Porou

Naomi Simmonds

Senior Lecturer at University of Waikato | Raukawa, Ngāti Huri

Sandy Morrison (attending as VM Lead)

Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Māori and Pacific Development, University of Waikato | Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rarua, Te Arawa

Latest news and updates

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"Knowledge Broker": New role, applications open!

We in the Deep South Challenge have established a critical new position, the "Climate Change Knowledge Broker". This person will play a critical role in the Deep South Challenge as a translator between disciplines, enabling connections between different research programmes for maximum impact. In particular, the Climate Change Knowledge Broker will focus on making the outputs from the New Zealand Earth System Model (NZESM) and associated climate models, accessible to research in other programmes within the Challenge as well as to external stakeholders. Applications close Monday 11 May.

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Working backwards to prepare for climate change

New research released by the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate supports decision-makers to map out how decisions can be made now for ongoing climate change impacts, by starting with the future we wish to avoid. The research report, Supporting decision making through adaptive tools: Practice Guidance on signals and triggers, has been a multi-disciplinary and multi-institute effort, with team members from Victoria University of Wellington, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, and NIWA.

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How will climate change-induced increases in extreme rainfall effect EQC liabilities?

Weather-related hazards have already cost the EQC $450 million in (inflation adjusted) payouts since the year 2000. New research by Jacob Pastor-Paz, Ilan Noy, Isabelle Sin, Abha Sood, David Fleming-Munoz and Sally Owen has found that climate change, and the expected increase in intensity and frequency of extreme weather-related events, is likely to translate into higher damages and thus an additional financial liability for the EQC.