Māori Relationships

Mai i te rangi, ki te nuku o te whenua,
 ka puta te ira tangata i te po, i te whaiao, i te ao marama.
 Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Pū Ao

From the sky and the land came people,
 from the night, to the old world, to the world of light.
 Welcome to GNS Science

GNS Science is joining with Māori partners in research and commercial initiatives centred around our mutual interests in ngā taonga tuku iho – the treasures of our heritage.

  • Economic
    Realise economic potential through sustainable development of natural resources.

    He kai kei aku ringa - There is food at the end of my hands.

  • Social
    Build community resilience to natural hazards through risk reduction, planning and education.

    Toitū te Marae o Tane, Toitū te Marae o Tangaroa, Toitū te Iwi - Protect and strengthen the realms of the Land and Sea, and they will protect and strengthen the People.

  • Environmental
    Serve today’s demands and future needs through improving the quality of natural resources.

    Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua - As man disappears from sight, the land remains.

  • Cultural
    Prove authenticity and origin of taonga māori through scientific verification.

    Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi - With your basket and my basket the people will live.