Who we are:
The Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development is the research and academic arm for Waikato-Tainui. Opened in 2000, the College was described by Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu as being the tribe’s “gift to the nation”. The College is a physical memorial to the settlement and history of the raupatu (land confiscation) and has as its core focus the interest, wellbeing and advancement of Maori.
The College is underpinned by the values of Kiingitanga.
The strengths we bring to the consortium:
- Leadership in post-Treaty settlement development and Maori development potential
- Strong networks across business and education settings
- Strong relationships with other iwi and indigenous peoples