Te Mātāhauariki Research Institute
Te Mātāhauariki is a university research institute associated with the School
of Law. At present the institute’s main research is funded by the Foundation
for Research, Science and Technology.
The overall aim of this research is to explore ways in which the legal system
of Aotearoa/New Zealand can evolve so as to accommodate the best of the values
and concepts of both major components of its society, and to generate a discourse
through publications, seminars, and intercourse with key institutions, which
proposes a cohesive jurisprudence and offers models for its practical application
to selected areas of our legal system. Intensive research is also being undertaken
to identify key concepts, philosophies, beliefs, values, customs, ethics and
practices that form Māori law and jurisprudence, and the influences on these,
in order to discover the extent to which Māori law and jurisprudence might
contribute to existing legal and political arrangements in New Zealand.
For more information about the Institute and its research see: