Te Taiao-a-rangi is a framework that honours our whakapapa, unites our CoRE as a community, and gives direction to our operations and research. The roof of our whare is Ranginui, the sky father. The foundation of our whare is Papatūānuku, mother earth.

Our whare is upheld by three pou, or pillars that represent our key research themes.

Pou 1: Titirangi | piercer of the heavens

Guides our research to achieve successful bioprotection futures.

Pou 2: Poutokomanawa | the heartbeat of the whare

Guides our research to develop future biocontrol strategies and tools.

Pou 3: Nuku-a-rangi | shifting throughout the heavens

Guides our research to design ecosystems that are more resilient and resistant.

Recloaking Papatūānuku

Weaving a relational space to bridge knowledge gaps using Indigenous knowledge, research and science for community driven outcomes. Our foundation guides education, outreach and engagement fostering connections to enrich our learnings.

While the roof of our whare shields us from potential threats, it’s the space within that truly binds us together, guided by appropriate kawa (protocols), tikanga (best practice), and the values of our CoRE. Our whare nurtures the health of our people, whenua, and oceans, bolstering our influence toward enhanced environmental, economic, and social outcomes for future generations.

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