A new report by leading Māori researchers says Māori and Pacific experts are being excluded from science advisory and other key decision-making roles.
This has been particularly evident during the pandemic.
It calls for a bolder science-policy approach that leverages the unique strengths of Te Tiritio Waitangi and Mātauranga Māori to achieve better outcomes for Māori.
Co-author of the report, Professor Tahu Kukutai says science policy in New Zealand is too Wellington-centric, Euro-centric and top down in its approach.
She spoke to Corin Dann.