Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga held their national workshop at the University of Auckland's Waipapa Marae today.
Many scholars and academics were in attendance to discuss the crucial role that Māori research plays in the future of NZ.
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga learned that their Centre of Māori and Indigenous Research Excellence was not shortlisted as a future centre of research funded by the Tertiary Education Commission last month although four other research applications from the University of Auckland, which hosts Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, have been shortlisted.
One of the objectives of today's workshop was to strategise how Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga aims to move forward.
For Dr Kepa Morgan, who has undertaken research with the centre, there have been many benefits to Māori research seen through the centre.
It is said that Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga is the only centre which delves into all aspects of Māori and Indigenous research that no other research centre can carry.