19 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence ABOUT NGĀ PAE O TE MĀRAMATANGA Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is a Centre of Research Excellence, funded by the Tertiary Education Commission and hosted at the Waipapa Marae Complex at the University of Auckland, comprising 21 research partners and conducting research of relevance to Māori communities. Our vision is Māori leading New Zealand into the future. NPM research realises Māori aspirations for positive engagement in national life, enhances our excellence in Indigenous scholarship and provides solutions to major challenges facing humanity in local and global settings.