Staff

Head of School

  • Prof Meihana Durie

    Prof Meihana Durie

    Head of School of Te Putahi-a-Toi - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83270

Administration Staff

  • Tina Blake-Ponga

    Personal Assistant - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84366

  • Karen Kahukoti

    Head of School Secretary - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84358

    Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Porou

    Employed at Massey University for over 20 years working in numerous teaching and management units, first Ethics Secretary at the University.

Staff

Albany

  • Dr Fiona Te Momo

    Dr Fiona Te Momo

    Senior Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 43347

    Ngati Porou

    The research of Dr Te Momo focuses mainly on the development of indigenous knowledge. Her discipline is Development Studies and for over a decade she has researched Māori Development.  This area of expertise spans across three sectors; the Social Development of Māori, Political Development of Māori, and Economic Development of Māori.  The foci encapsulates the areas of Whānau Development, Community Development, Cultural Knowledge, Social Work Practices, Māori Social Science Practice, Iwi Resource Management, Volunteerism, Māori Land, Māori Voluntary Work, Māori Student Recruitment and Retention, and a Māori perspective of Biotechnology and the impact on Māori communities. 

Manawatu

  • John Carberry

    John Carberry

    Supernumerary Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83271

  • Dr Margaret Forster

    Dr Margaret Forster

    Director, Bachelor of Arts (Programme) - CoHSS - Deputy PVC's Office
    Senior Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84359

    Rongomaiwāhine, Ngāti Kahungunu

    Margaret teaches in the area of Māori knowledge and development and supervises postgraduate research on a range of topics related to the adaptation and resilience of Māori culture. Her research interests are focused around cultural and social sustainability and include an exploration of Māori relationships with whenua, Māori-state resource management relations, and cultural and ethical issues related to engagement with Māori.

  • Prof Huia Jahnke

    Prof Huia Jahnke

    Professor and Director - Te Mata o Te Tau Academy for Maori Research and Scholarship - Maori and Pasifika - Maori Directorate
    Professor of Maori and Indigenous Education - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83277

  • Dr Darryn Joseph

    Dr Darryn Joseph

    Senior Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84352

    Ngāti Maniapoto

    Dr Joseph has taught tertiary students the Māori language since 1996. He started at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa, Massey Univeristy in 2000. Since then he's authored over 23 books; mainly textbooks and chapter books for Māori immersion education. He has won the Huia Short Stories Award for te reo Māori and the LIANZA Librarian Te Kura Pounamu Award for "most distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults written in Te Reo Māori." Current literary scratchings include a chapter book Te Haerenga Mīharo a Arekahānara; a picture book Kua pau te miraka, and a reo activity book. 

     

  • Nadell Karatea-Kokiri

    Nadell Karatea-Kokiri

    Te Aho Tatairangi and Te Aho Paerewa Maori Student Advisor - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 86032

  • Dr Spencer Lilley

    Dr Spencer Lilley

    Senior Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83281

    Dr Lilley has primary research interests in Māori/indigenous information behaviour,  and the impact of new technologies on traditional Māori knowledge structures,  His teaching focuses on New Zealand race and ethnic relations, indigenous research methodologies and how information technology is contributing to innovation in the organisation, dissemination and expression of indigenous knowledge.  He identifies as a bi-cultural New Zealander, with affiliations to Te Āti Awa, Muaūpoko, Ngāpuhi, Samoa and the United Kingdom.He has 30 years experience in libraries and academia and has published in several leading national and international journals and delivered research presentations at several major international conferences.

  • Te Ra Moriarty

    Te Ra Moriarty

    Tutor - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 86048

  • Hone Morris

    Hone Morris

    Academic Coordinator - Te Aho Paerewa - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84354

    Kua roa e whai atu ana i ngā kaupapa mātuatua, ngā kaupapa whakarauora i te reo Māori kia ora tonu ai hei taonga, hei reo mana o Aotearoa. Ā, kei te tautokona ōku hapū Ngāi Te Rangitotohu, Ngāti Mārau ki Rākautātahi ki roto ki ngā kaupapa whenua, kaupapa wai.

    Ko te tino whāinga kia tohua ngā āhuatanga ā-reo hei āwhina i te tangata kia āta titiro atu ki tēnei ao hurihuri ki tā te Māori titiro. Tautokona ai ngā rōpū kia reorua te kōrero, kia whakamāori rānei. Kua 4 ngā pukapuka kua tuhia hei āwhina i ngā kaiako reo Māori.

  • Malcolm Mulholland

    Malcolm Mulholland

    Senior Research Officer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 86016

    Ngati Kahungunu

    Mr Mulholland's research interests include Maori rugby, the relationship between Maori and the State, and symbols of nationhood.  He is currently undertaking a PhD on the evolution of nationhood which focuses upon the three foci and he is a member of the New Zealand Flag Consideration Panel.  Mulholland has also authored "Beneath the Maori Moon:  An Iillustrated History of Maori Rugby" and has either edited or co-edited seven Maori academic texts.

  • Angelique Reweti

    Angelique Reweti

    Tutor - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

  • Mari Ropata-Te Hei

    Mari Ropata-Te Hei

    Senior Tutor - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83286

    No Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Te Ati Awa me Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

    He Kaiwhakaako ki roto i te hōtaka o Te Aho Tātairangi, te tohu pouako  ka whakaakohia ki te reo Māori mo ngā pouako Kura Kaupapa Māori - Te Aho Matua o Aotearoa.

    Kua noho hei kaiwhakaako ki roto i ētehi  Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kohanga Reo anō hoki.

    He tohu Kaiwhakaako - BEd - Kura Kaupapa Māori me te tohu BMVA.

  • Julia Taiapa

    Julia Taiapa

    Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84357

    Iwi Affiliation: Ngāti Porou; Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Kauwhata.

    School of Māori Art, Knowledge & Education.

    Ms Taiapa began her association with Massey University as an undergraduate in 1973. She trained as a primary teacher while completing her Masterate degree. She taught at both Awapuni Primary School and Queen Eliizabeth College prior to joining the staff of the Department of Social Anthroplogy and Māori Studies in 1987. 

  • Reupena Tawhai

    Reupena Tawhai

    Senior Tutor - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83287

    Nāti Porou, Nāti Uepohatu, Te Whānau-a-Umuariki.

    He tohu wāku ki te aronga māori, ki te reo māori, me te tāhuhu kōrero. I tēneki wā kei te mahi tahi me wōku tuakana o te Te Pūtahi-a-Toi ki te whakaako i tō tātau reo. Kāti rā, mauri ora ki a tātau.
    Mai te hiku o te tai ki te ao parauri o Umuariki te kaitiaki o te papatipu o Uepohatu

     

     

      

  • Veronica Tawhai

    Veronica Tawhai

    Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 84365

    Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Uepohatu 

    Ms Tawhai lectures in policy and politics at Te Pūtahi a Toi. A recent recipient of the Fulbright-Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga scholar award, Ms Tawhai's fields of research and community work include the Treaty of Waitangi, Māori and youth political engagement, constitutional change, and electoral, civics and citizenship education. To date she has co-edited two books, authored several papers and presents widely on these issues. She is a member of Matike Mai Aotearoa, the Independent Working Group on Constitutional Transformation and is completing her PhD on the role of citizenship education in transforming indigenous-coloniser relations.   

  • Felicity Ware

    Felicity Ware

    Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 85091

  • Krystal Warren

    Krystal Warren

    Senior Lecturer - Te Putahi-a-Toi

    Email:

    Ph: ext 83289

    Rangitane, Matakore, & Whitikaupeka

    Ms Warren lectures education in both the English & Māori language.  She is actively engaged in iwi & marae activities & Kura Kaupapa Māori education.  Previously working in areas of rangatahi health, & iwi development her research aims to address the challenges faced by iwi, marae and Māori education.  The evolution of tikanga Māori and contemporary application is a key theme of her research, where decolonisation and decolonialty are viewed as a means to provide a ‘counter-narrative’ to common myths.  Te Rina is a PhD candidate investigating the impact of the internet on tikanga Māori.

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