MAI ki Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne and Te Tai Tokerau
There are nine sites around New Zealand that produce and support Doctoral students in their studies. MAI (Māori and Indigenous Doctoral programme) is hosted by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga – The National Institute of Research Excellence for Māori Development and Advancement. In 2008, Awanuiārangi ki Whakatāne became an official MAI site, followed by Awanuiārangi ki Te Tai Tokerau in 2010. The MAI programme is run in blocks, which enables students to attend ‘residential noho’, to meet with an array of Doctoral staff and Doctoral candidates, to attend workshops and seminars, to attend IT courses or simply to write.