Ngā Kete: The 2018 Annual Collection of Reviews Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand: An international journal of the science and technology of New Zealand and the Pacific region

Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Ngā Kete is an annual collection of review articles by New Zealand’s most promininent scholars on a range of research topics important to Aotearoa.

Ngā Kete pays homage to the three baskets of knowledge, Ngā Kete o te Wānanga, for which Tāne ascended to the twelfth heaven, Te Toi-o-ngā-rangi, and brought down for mankind.

The Royal Society Te Apārangi review issue is a celebration of Society Fellows’ research and contributions, represented by te kete-tuatea, the basket of light and present knowledge.

Ngā Kete’s role is to question and review what knowledge still remains unknown to us, represented by te kete-tuauri, the basket of darkness.

It is also representative of te kete-aronui, the pursuit of knowledge that humans seek.

According to the pūrākau (ancient stories) the kete are never completely filled and there is always space for continued learning. Royal Society Te Apārangi encourages the pursuit to explore, discover and share the knowledge that surrounds us.

To look to the future is also to look at our past and present. Ngā Kete o te Wānanga must never be singled out but move forward together as an collective trio, inclusive of all forms of knowledge.

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Author biographies

This issue brings together some of New Zealand's most distinguished academics and researchers. Click on each author's name to learn more about their areas of expertise, or scroll down for links to access all papers for free.

Professor Donna Rose Addis

Professor Donna Rose Addis, University of Auckland, pioneered the use of functional brain imaging for the study of brain mechanisms in future thinking and its close…

Dr Skelte Anema

Dr Skelte Anema, Fonterra Research and Development Centre, has expertise in the interactions between milk proteins under different physicochemical conditions. He has…

Professor David Craw

Professor David Craw, University of Otago, is an internationally esteemed New Zealand researcher who first recognised the universality of the coupled…

Professor Hong Di

Professor Hong Di, Lincoln University, is a world-leading authority on the molecular biology of nitrogen transformations in biogeochemical systems. He has led…

Dr Jennifer Juengel

Dr Jenny Juengel is an AgResearch scientist with outstanding achievements in animal science. She received her PhD in 1992 at the University of Missouri followed by…

Professor Stephen May

Stephen May is Professor in Te Puna Wānanga, School of Māori and Indigenous Education, University of Auckland. He is a world authority on language rights and an…

Professor Neil McNaughton

Neil McNaughton, an internationally acclaimed behavioural neuroscientist, has developed a neuropsychological theory of anxiety that has not only put the understanding…

Professor Grant Montgomery

Professor Grant Montgomery, University of Queensland, graduated PhD from Massey University (1977) and held appointments at AgResearch and Otago University until 1999.…

Professor Hinke Osinga

Professor Hinke Osinga, University of Auckland, is a specialist in dynamical systems theory, the mathematical analysis and prediction of behaviour that changes with…

Professor Jacinta Ruru

Professor Jacinta Ruru, University of Otago, is a distinguished academic, whose work is at the forefront of creating new knowledge for understanding how colonial…

Ngā Kete: The 2018 Annual Collection of Reviews