Events & Conferences

NIDEA is involved in vibrant communities of population research and regularly organises and hosts seminars, conferences and other events. Each semester there is a monthly seminar series where leading researchers present their latest research. NIDEA researchers are also involved in organising national and international conferences in the Waikato region and elsewhere in Aotearoa New Zealand.

NIDEA Seminar Series

NIDEA hosts a monthly seminar series featuring presenters from the University of Waikato, across Aotearoa New Zealand and international visitors.

See more information on recent and upcoming seminars.

Seminar Series Coordinator: Shefali Pawar ([email protected])

Aotearoa Migration Research Network Seminar series

The Aotearoa Migration Research Network  hosts a series of monthly seminars featuring migration researchers and practitioners from across Aotearoa NZ.

See more information about upcoming Aotearoa Migration Research Network seminars

Population Association of New Zealand Conferences

The Population Association of New Zealand (PANZ) is a forum for discussion, study and promotion of population issues. NIDEA staff contribute through leadership roles on the PANZ Council and in the organisation of the association's biennial conferences. NIDEA has also been an active sponsor of PANZ conferences and hosted the 2015 conference at the University of Waikato.

2019 New Zealand Population Conference (Te Papa, Wellington)

Population change in Aotearoa New Zealand: People, places and wellbeing
Programme and presentations

2017 New Zealand Population Conference (Rydges Latimer, Christchurch)

Changing societies: Measuring people and places in transition
Programme and presentations 

2015 New Zealand Population Conference (University of Waikato, Hamilton)

Our People, Our Places
More information

Te Mana Raraunga Meetings

NIDEA, through Professor Tahu Kukutai, has supported the activities of the Māori Data Sovereignty network Te Mana Raraunga (TMR). TMR seeks to enable Māori data sovereignty and to advance Māori aspirations for collective and individual wellbeing by:

  1. Asserting Māori rights and interests in relation to data
  2. Ensuring data for and about Māori can be safeguarded and protected
  3. Requiring the quality and integrity of Māori data and its collection
  4. Advocating for Māori involvement in the governance of data repositories
  5. Supporting the development of Māori data infrastructure and security systems
  6. Supporting the development of sustainable Māori digital business and innovations
Agency Approaches to Data Governance, Wellington, August 2018

Te Mana Raraunga ran a workshop on approaches to Data Governance alongside Statistics New Zealand. A range of agencies, organisations and community members attended the event and heard presentations from Te Mana Raraunga, Statistics New Zealand, Social Investment Agency and the Ministry for Social Development.

Indigenous Data Sovereignty 'What Works Workshop', Waikato-Tainui College for Research & Development, Hopuhopu, September 2017 (sponsored by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and the University of Waikato)


Māori Data Sovereignty Workshop with Policy Agencies, Te Puni Kokiri, Wellington, July 2017

Presentations on IDSov/MDSov and Data Governance

Indigenous Data Sovereignty Summit, Auckland, November 2016 (sponsored by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga)

Workshop Report

Pathways Migration Conferences

The Pathways conference was established in the 1990s as an annual event for research and policy communities to discuss current issues relating to immigration and diversity. It is an opportunity to discuss new research findings and current and emerging policy issues for increasingly diverse communities. Since 2014, the Pathways conferences have been organised by the CaDDANZ research programme that is hosted at NIDEA in collaboration with researchers at Massey University and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

Arahia He Ara Pathways Conference 2019

Diversities of Migration: Racism, Difference and Inequalities
Programme and presentations

He Rākau Tau Matua Pathways Conference 2018

Pathways, Diversity and Inclusion Conference
Programme and presentations

Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference 2016

From Global to Local: Impacts of International Migration, Mobility and Diversity
Programme and presentations

Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference 2015

Diversity and Migration: Transforming our Cities and Regions
Programme and presentations

Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference 2013

Mobile Populations: The Impacts and Issues of Immigration and Linked Population Changes
Programme and presentations

Pathways to Metropolis in the 21st Century: Immigration Issues and Futures Conference 2012

Programme and presentations

Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads Conference 2011

Programme and presentations