The Science Media Centre is available to help connect you with researchers for your stories – please feel free to contact us via email or our 24/7 media hotline: 027 3333 000.
Once or twice a year the SMC hosts media training workshops for Māori researchers – we can recommend researchers who have been through this training and have experience being interviewed across a wide range of topics, including environmental, social, health and kaupapa Māori research.
In collaboration with the Australian Science Media Centre, we run Scimex.org – a hub for science- and research-related news. You can register to access embargoed research and receive email updates: you are able to filter your interests based on region and topic.
In 2020 we introduced a new ‘indigenous’ tag that features research by, for and with Māori. Use the advanced search or filters to find New Zealand-specific research in this category.
From July 2021 to June 2022, we piloted Te Āki: a monthly newsletter for Māori media, curating recent science-related stories and profiles of Māori researchers, compiled by Rosemary Rangitauira.
We are currently reviewing the pilot to decide next steps. You can read all issues below.
We hosted a section on Sciblogs – Mātau Taiao – that featured mātauranga Māori and other Māori research and researchers. Sciblogs has now been archived but all the posts can still be read.