What would New Zealand look like if we began tackling issues in a way that gives weight to economic, social, sustainable, spiritual and cultural goals?

We’re delighted to present stories of people already walking that talk, in the winter 2018 issue of Advance. With a theme of Māori Innovation, the magazine showcases how Unitec staff and students are tackling issues, building partnerships and realising their creative projects, all the while displaying a proudly Māori kaupapa.

The stories cover an inspiring range of work, including:

  • Unitec staff contributing to an ambitious ecological restoration project in Northland
  • a research project examining how marae can be an integral part of urban housing solutions
  • Unitec hosting the annual ITP Research Symposium in July, focusing on creating connections and the positive opportunities inherent in Māori innovation
  • a young fashion designer developing an ethical clothing label that puts fast fashion to shame.

“We’re living in an exciting time when it comes to Māori innovation/entrepreneurship. It’s like a great wave building momentum, its full power just becoming visible,” says Advance guest editor Ngaire Molyneux.

Read the winter 2018 Māori Innovation issue of Advance.