Image by Sara Hindle

Image by Sara Hindle

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Victoria University of Wellington 1998 (dissertation on whare tapere-tribal community 'houses' of storytelling, music, games, dance and other entertainments)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Massey University 1991 (dissertation on mōteatea-song poetry)
  • Bachelor of Music with Honours (B.Mus(Hons)), Victoria University of Wellington 1989
  • Bachelor of Music (B.Mus), Victoria University of Wellington 1986

Employment

  • Director, Ngā Manu Atarau: Communities|Repatriation\Sector Development, Te Papa Museum of New Zealand 2016-present
  • Freelance Musician, Researcher, Teacher 2014-15
  • Artistic Director, Ōrotokare: Art, Story, Motion Trust 2004-present
  • Professor of Indigenous Development, University of Auckland 2009-2014
  • Director, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, University of Auckland 2009-2014
  • Freelance Musician, Researcher, Teacher 2003-2009
  • Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Ōtaki 1996-2002
  • Freelance Musician, Researcher 1990-1995

Awards

  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Theatre, Royal Holloway, University of London 2011-2014
  • Resident, Rockefeller Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy 2004
  • Fulbright New Zealand Senior Scholar 2001
  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow 2001
  • Roy Watling Scholarship, Māori Education Trust, 1994
  • Te Atairangikāhu Māori Literature Award 1994
  • Fellow in Māori History, Department of Internal Affairs, 1991

Previous Board and Committee Appointments

  • Pūatatangi, Toi Māori Aotearoa, 2010-2011
  • Board Member, Fulbright New Zealand, 2006-2008
  • Member and Chairperson, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 2006- 2008
  • Science Board, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 2010-2014
  • Peak Panel, Science Challenges, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 2012-2014
  • Māori Heritage Council, Historic Places Trust, 2003-2009
  • Board Member, SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music

Publications

  • Te Ngākau: He Wānanga i te Mātauranga, Mauriora-ki-te-Ao/Living Universe Ltd 2009
  • The Woven Universe: Selected Writings of Rev. Māori Marsden, edited by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, Estate of Rev Māori Marsden 2003
  • Native Traditions by Hukiki te Ahu Karamu o Otaki Jany 1st 1856'', Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, Ōtaki 2003
  • Te Takoto o te whenua o Hauraki, Hauraki Landmarks, by Taimoana Tūroa, edited and additional material by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, Reed, Auckland 2000
  • Kāti au i konei: He Kohikohinga i ngā Waiata a Ngāti Toarangatira, a Ngāti Raukawa, Huia, Wellington 1994
  • Te Haurapa: An Introduction to Researching Tribal Histories and Traditions, Bridget Williams, Wellington 1992

Tribal Affiliations

  • Marutūahu (Ngāti Whanaunga, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Maru)
  • Ngāti Raukawa (Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Kikopiri, Ngāti Parewahawaha)
  • Ngā Puhi (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whārara, Ngāti Korokoro)

Primary kāinga is Waimangō, within the lands of Ngāti Whanaunga, western shores of Tīkapa Moana (Firth of Thames), just inside the boundaries of Auckland City.