In 2003, Dame Cindy was a founding Fellow of Te Mata o te Tau, the Academy for Maori Research and Scholarship at Massey University. This afternoon she hosted Fellows of the Academy and senior academics, past and present, to celebrate the long line of Maori academics whose work has been fostered by Te Mata o te Tau. It was also an occasion to honour Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie for his work in founding Te Mata o te Tau and the leadership he has brought to Maori academia. During the proceedings, Professor Durie was made a life member and Dame Cindy was presented with a pounamu taonga.
To read Dame Cindy's speech, click on this link: Reception for Te Mata o te Tau.
To see more photographs, click on this link: Reception for Te Mata o te Tau Gallery.