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Regional Coordinators

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Back left to right: Joseph Macfarlane (UoW), Robyn Manuel (UoA), Dr Nathan Matthews (MU), Kirsten Gabel (UoW), Duane Culshaw (UoC), Dr Selwyn Katene (Director)
Front left to right: Karen Coutts (Project Co-ordinator), Meegan Hall (VUW), Darrell Ihaia (LU), Maxine Graham (AUT), Taniya Ward (Administrator). Absent: Mark Brunton (OU)


RManuel.jpg Dr Robyn Manuel - The University of Auckland Robyn Manuel is the Kaiwhakaako (Māori Academic Director) at the University of Auckland.  Robyn supports Māori academics to advance their teaching and research practices to successfully scale the academic ladder. With the support of the Academic Practice Group in CAD, she is available to provide group workshops or one to one consultations for Māori academic staff with regards to: Academic Performance Reviews, Academic Promotion and Continuance, Teaching Excellence Awards and any other activity that will advance Māori academics.  Robyn has a BSc. MSc (1st, Chemistry), PGDipPub Health, PhD. Auckland.

MGraham-small.JPG Maxine Graham - Auckland University of Technology

Maxine has recently been appointed to the new role of Co-ordinator: Māori Advancement at AUT University. The role includes the co-ordination of a variety of activities across the University. Maxine is from Waikato - Ngāti Mahuta and has a degree in Business and is currently completing a Masters.

Email: maxine.graham@aut.ac.nz


MHuata.jpg Maria Huata - University of Waikato

Nō Waikato Maniapoto rātou ko Ngāti Porou, ko Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāti Whakaue a Maria, ā i tipu ake ia ki Waikato.

Maria currently works within the PVC Māori Office under the mantle of Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith as a Project Manager with a primary focus being on Māori Student and Academic Leadership and helping to ensure the Māori cultural distinctiveness of Waikato University is practiced, embodied and upheld, and providing opportunities for all staff and students to do so as well as engaging the wider community.  Maria is in the final stages of completing her Master of Arts with her thesis topic focusing on Contemporary Indigenous songs of Resistance and Resilience written in English by Māori in the period from 1978 – 2008.

Maria states that "My real and most important job however is taking care of my six tamariki who range from 13yrs-1yrs.  I am absolutely passionate about te reo Māori me ōnā tikanga, kapa haka and education and all these things are the ultimate foundation that governs and guides not only my tamariki and I but also all of my siblings, nieces and nephews, a value which has been instilled in and passed on to us by our mother Te Rita Papesch".  

MMulholland.jpg Malcolm Mulholland - Massey University

Malcolm of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa is a Senior Researcher at Massey University and has written a number of publications including Beneath the Māori Moon and State of the Māori Nation.  He has also co-edited “Kaitiaki: Māori and the Environment”, and “Weeping Waters: The Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Change for Aotearoa New Zealand”.

Email: M.G.Mulholland@massey.ac.nz  


MHall-small.JPG Meegan Hall - Victoria University of Wellington

Meegan Hall is a lecturer in the University Teaching Development Centre at Victoria University of Wellington. Of Ngāti Ranginui descent, she is responsible for developing, coordinating and providing academic development in teaching and learning for Victoria's Māori and Pasifika academic staff and tutors. She also contributes to the work of the UTDC in the areas of academic development, policy advice, consultation, teaching, and research into teaching and learning. Her research interests include Māori academic development, the scholarship of teaching and learning, kaupapa Māori research and the recruitment, retention and success of Māori students in higher education.

Email: Meegan.Hall@vuw.ac.nz  


DCulshaw-small.JPG Duane Culshaw – University of Canterbury

Duane (Ngāti Pāhauwera, Te Ati Haunui-ā-Paparangi) is the STAR co ordinator and a tutor at Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies. He has research interests in Te Reo Māori, Māori History, Treaty of Waitangi and Tikanga Māori. He has a particular interest in researching the comparison between Māori legal adoption and traditional whāngai practices.

Email: duane.culshaw@canterbury.ac.nz


DIhaia.JPG Darrell Ihaia – Lincoln University

Darrell is Māori Projects Co-ordinator for Te Manutaki - The Office of Māori and Pasifika Development at Lincoln University. Darrell is Te Arawa, Tuhourangi and Ngāti Wahio and has a BA in Education, with a minor in Family and Community Studies.

Email: Darrell.Ihaia@lincoln.ac.nz


MBrunton-small.jpg Mark Brunton – University of Otago

Mark is Facilitator Research Māori, Office of Māori Development, Office of the Vice Chancellor at the University of Otago. He has research interests in responsiveness to Māori in all fields of research but especially those where there is a disparity for Māori.

Email: mark.brunton@otago.ac.nz
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