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Expressions of interest in Māori language revitalisation research projects

Expressions of interest in Māori language revitalisation research projects


Te Mātāwai

Closing Date : 21 Aug 2017

Pānui

Te Mātāwai was established by Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 (“Te Ture”) in April 2016.

Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori confirms:


  • Te Mātāwai as an independent statutory entity that provides leadership on behalf of iwi and Māori in their role as kaitiaki of the Māori language; and
  • provides for Te Mātāwai and the Crown to develop Māori language strategies to support the revitalisation of the Māori language, by promoting an increase in the number of people speaking the Māori language and improving their fluency in that language.

Te Mātāwai is responsible for an appropriate balance of responsibility between the Crown, iwi and Māori, and Māori language stakeholders. This approach provides for Crown responsibility at the national level while supporting iwi and Māori, and reo stakeholders to have a greater influence at the community level.

To support Te Mātāwai in our role we require proven research providers to undertake a range of research activities. The research will establish a baseline for the understanding of Māori language revitalisation activity and outcomes.

To be considered for this valuable research Te Mātāwai requires respondents who:

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of Māori language revitalisation knowledge, practise and experience
  • demonstrate confidence in te reo Māori

  • demonstrate a sound understanding of Māori research paradigms, language and culture surveys;
  • have staff suitably qualified and able to undertake the work – including their likely roles and responsibilities within the research projects;
  • demonstrate that they and any of their staff have the relevant skills and experience, relationships and networks that are relevant to the research projects;
  • provide evidence of strong links with iwi/hapū and relevant community and stakeholder* groups;
  • provide evidence of the ability to maintain good quality data and good document filing systems.

To find out more about the research projects, email rangahau@tematawai.maori.nz for a full information package.

Applications close at 5 pm, Monday 21 August 2017

Please note applications must be submitted in the defined format, be accompanied by all of the stated documentation that addresses the required competencies, capabilities and skills of the role. All applications will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

*see the Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori for a list of key iwi/Māori and sector stakeholders Te Mātāwai both acts in the interests of, and works with.

i. rangahau@tematawai.maori.nz • n. +64 4 499 8907
p. Pouaka Poutāpeta 844 • Te Whanganui-a-Tara 6104
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