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AgResearch's purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value-chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand. Keywords: animal performance; plant and forage; land and environment; agricultural systems; meat and dairy foods; biocontrol and biosecurity; textiles and biomaterials; needs of Māori in the pastoral sector.
- Environmental Research Institute - University of Waikato
The Environmental Research Institute undertakes multi-disciplinary research aiming to inform policy and practices that will support effective environmental outcomes, improve and sustain the quality of New Zealanders’ natural and physical environment. The Institute builds on the University of Waikato’s significant strengths in environmental research across four themes: antarctic ecosystems; coastal and marine ecosystems; freshwater ecosystems; terrestrial ecosystems.
- Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)
ESR is a government-owned Crown Research Institute. It provides operational science and research services which underpin New Zealand's health, justice and biosecurity systems. It operates core programs in forensic science (DNA, physical evidence examination, crime science investigation, illicit drug analysis, criminal and coronial toxicology) and in health (food safety, water management, communicable disease, population and environmental health, public health surveillance).
- Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS)
GNS Science, Te Pü Ao, is New Zealand’s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services. Its purpose is to understand natural Earth system processes and resources, and to translate these into economic, environmental and social benefits. Main areas of research: Earth science; energy and resources; natural hazards; environment and materials.
- Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua
Landcare Research is a Crown Research Institute that drives innovation in management of terrestrial biodiversity and land resources in order to both protect and enhance the terrestrial environment and grow New Zealand's prosperity. Main areas of research: catchment-level ecosystems and ecosystem services; terrestrial vertebrate pest control; greenhouse gases; land cover and land use; soils and landscapes; sustainable land resource management, including natural and urban environments.
- Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies - University of Canterbury
The Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies was established in 1988 at the University of Canterbury to promote and advance scholarship and understanding of the Pacific region, including Aotearoa New Zealand. The main areas of research of the Centre are the societies and cultures, past and present, of the indigenous peoples of Oceania (including New Zealand). In developing its research programme, the Centre is responsive to concerns expressed by these people.
- National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
NIWA is a Crown Research Institute established in 1992. It operates as a stand-alone company with its own Board of Directors and Executive. It conducts leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet. Keywords: aquaculture; atmosphere; climate; coasts and oceans; environmental information; fisheries; freshwater and estuaries; natural hazards; pacific rim; Te Kūwaha - Maori environmental research; vessels.
- New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC)
The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) is a joint initiative by New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes and three universities (Massey University, the University of Canterbury, and Victoria University of Wellington). It aims to enhance the capacity of New Zealand, both domestically and in partnership with other countries, to anticipate, mitigate, and adapt to climate change.
- New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI)
The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) was established in 2008 by Victoria University to develop interdisciplinary research into all aspects of climate change, with a particular emphasis on work that spans the natural and social sciences. The CCRI undertakes and coordinates research about climate change relevant to international policy and New Zealand, with research projects on climate science and policy as well as on New Zealand’s response to climate change.
- Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) - University of Auckland
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is a research hosted by The University of Auckland. NPM conducts research of relevance to Māori communities and is an important vehicle by which New Zealand continues to be a key player in global indigenous research and affairs. Its research addresses two crucial concerns: creative opportunities for Māori peoples; needs, problems and issues arising in Māori peoples (health disparities, educational underachievement, violence and more).
- Ngāi Tahu Research Centre (NTRC) - University of Canterbury
The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre (NTRC) was founded for the purpose of being a leader in indigenous scholarship and to provide a centre for the intellectual capital and development of Ngāi Tahu, the principal Māori iwi of the southern region of New Zealand. The NTRC was established in August 2011 as a joint initiative between Ngāi Tahu and the University of Canterbury.
- Pacific Research and Policy Centre - Massey University
The Pacific Research and Policy Centre provides an opportunity to significantly increase Massey University’s research activities with regard to Pacific/Pasifika issues and communities, both within New Zealand and in the Pacific. Current research strengths at Massey University with relation to the Pacific/Pasifika peoples include: agricultural development; disaster management; education; health and wellbeing; migration and immigration; social and sustainable development; tourism; volcanology; etc.
- Plant and Food Research
Plant & Food Research is a government-owned Crown Research Institute. It intends to produce more and better food with reduced environmental impacts and fewer inputs. Its research is organised across five portfolios: breeding and genomics; bioprotection; sustainable production; food innovation; seafoof technologies.
Scion is a Crown Research Institute that specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood product and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors. Main areas of research: sustainable forest management and tree improvement; forestry biosecurity, risk management and mitigation; wood processing, wood-related bioenergy, waste streams and other biomaterials; forestry and forestry-based ecosystem services to inform land-use decision making.
- Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies - Victoria University of Wellington
The Stout Research Centre was established in 1984 to encourage scholarly inquiry into New Zealand society, history and culture in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment. The Centre is home to the Treaty of Waitangi Research Unit, which carries out independent scholarly research on Treaty of Waitangi matters.
- Te Kawa a Māui - School of Māori Studies - Victoria University of Wellington
Te Kawa a Māui - The School of Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington specialises in teaching and research on the Māori and Indigenous worlds. Its general areas of research include the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty Settlements, claimant research in the settlement processes, Māori science, various aspects of Māori performing arts, tikanga tuku iho, the revitalisation of te reo Māori, sustainability in Māori business and Māori literature in English.
- Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao - Māori and Pacific Development - University of Waikato
Through its research, Te Pua Wānanaga ki te Ao provides national and international leadership in Māori, Pacific and indigenous issues and sustainable development. This centre includes leading researchers in issues pertaining to Māori and Pacific Development, indigenous peoples, culture and language revitalization, Tikanga Māori, and Te Reo Māori.
- Te Wānanga o Waipapa - School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies - University of Auckland
The staff of Te Wānanga o Waipapa include nationally and internationally acclaimed experts in the Māori and Pacific worlds. They actively support Māori and Pacific development by promoting and advancing knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Pacific world views through teaching and research. Māori Studies aims to preserve and advance Māori language, culture and society. Pacific Studies aims to promote an understanding of the Pacific Islands and issues of concern to Pacific Islanders.
- Va'aomanū Pasifika - Victoria University of Wellington
As part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, Va'aomanū Pasifika aims to ensure quality teaching and research in Pacific knowledge, skills and understandings. Va'aomanū Pasifika comprises two programmes: the Pacific Studies Programme and the Samoan Studies Programme.