Vision Mātauranga in Action video transcript


A title screen using a semi-transparent grey overlay in front of an image of a man pointing at something. In turquoise font it reads: ‘Vision Mātauranga in Action’. Underneath is the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge logo.

When the title screen is gone, we see the same man, but this time through a glass door. There are six different diamond-shaped warning stickers on the glass such as Toxic, Flammable, and Corrosive. The man behind the door puts a lab coat on. Now the man talks to the camera while sitting in a room. He wears a jacket and a button-down shirt. Behind him is a black and brown Māori mural.


Kia ora ko Willy-John Martin toku ingoa. He uri ahau noa ngā iwi o Te Tai Tokerau o Hauraki o te Tairawhiti hoki. My name is Willy-John Martin. I work for the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge, and I'm the manager for Vision Māutauranga and Capacity Development. All of my career has been about threading together highly technical scientific technologies or with Māori priorities.


In the next shot, he walks down a hallway as he holds a bag and umbrella alongside a woman and a younger man just behind them. The woman talks as they walk out of the shot past the camera. The name ‘Dr Willy-John Martin’ appears at the right bottom corner of the screen on an overlay. In the next shot, he leans forwards with his elbows on a high metal table. There is a man to his left and another just opposite of him at the same table. The man opposite speaks animatedly, while Willy-John and the other man listen. The words ‘Manager’ and beneath ‘Vision Mātauranga and Capacity Development’ appear in the bottom right of the screen as an overlay.

The rest of the video consists of quickly changing video clips. They are as follows: The inside of a library where two people look at equations on a large screen before the screen switches to a picture of a landscape. Willy-John through the glass laboratory door. He puts on safety goggles, straightens his lab coat, and goes through another door. A close up of a wide glass beaker filled with transparent yellow fluid on a piece of lab equipment. A white tube spins inside of the liquid. Two men work separately in a lab. Willy-Jones talks in a courtyard to the two people he was walking through the hallway with. The three are now inside as they look at a metal cabinet that appears to be filled with an assortment of connected insulated wiring. Willy-John listens while the younger man talks. In another part of a lab, the younger man points to some machinery and talks. A few people walk through a hallway past a doorway with a sign for Māori Students Association over it. Willy-John sits in an office facing two people sitting on a couch. He talks directly to the camera in front of the mural again. A shot of a laptop with some type of software on the screen. Someone points to various bits of data on the screen. Three different people look at another laptop and talk about what is on the screen. Willy-Johns addresses the camera again. A few people enter a room with a Māori carving over the doorway. Two people look at the mural Willy-John was earlier in front of. They talk in front of the doorway. Willy-John sits in the room while the people from the previous shot stand talking to him. He then speaks with a woman in front of Māori wood carving. Numerous people talk in a cafeteria. Willy-John and a woman walk and talk outside of a Marae.


Speaker: Dr Willy-John Martin

So we focus on technology within SfTI. For us Vision Māutauranga is about figuring out how we can release Māori potential, empower Māori knowledge and activate Māori people in the technology domain. But you're a researcher, you want to know "Does my project have Vision Māutauranga?"

First question you can ask is around Māori knowledge. Does it have Māori knowledge? Are there Māori principles? In the past, some of those have been knowledge without adding to how Māori think about data or how Māori have traditionally processed plant material, or even how Māori have measured the health of our waterways.

The second is Māori participation. You might be Māori but if you're not, if you're a non-Māori researcher... Have I actually talked to a Māori person or Māori people? That's a really great start. Are they part of my project? Have they helped design the project? Are they helping to do the project? You might talk to a Māori business, or you might talk to a Māori researcher or a person with expert Māori knowledge.

And the last one is a Māori benefit. You know, how is this going to be advantageous to Māori as well as everybody else? If I throw my mind into the future, and I think about what Vision Māutauranga could create, we'd see lots of Māori knowledge activated. We'd be creating new technologies and new inventions that are of great benefit to Māori and to the rest of New Zealand.


He is behind the glass lab door taking off his lab coat. He walks on a road with the woman in red and the younger man from before between some industrial-looking buildings.

On a white background is the web address, with the Science for Technological Innovation logo above. The camera slowly zooms in and the video ends.