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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.
Tēnā tātou katoa, he aha koia ngā āhuatanga rangahau āku? Ko te reo Māori pea me ōna whakanikoniko. Ko te whānau kīpeha tērā: Ko Huahuatau, ko Kupu Whakarite, ko Kīwaha. Ko te tuhia o ngā pukapuka reo Māori mā ngā tamariki. Ko Hewa, ko Te Poikoiora, ko RT3 ērā. Ko te tuhinga auaha, ko te reo auaha. Me ētehi anō kaupapa e kaingākautia ana: te pukapuka, te kōmeke, te toi.
21st Century Citizenship
Field of research codes
Language Studies (200300): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000):
Performing Arts and Creative Writing (190400): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000):
Te Reo Maori (Maori Language) (200321)