NPM Staff

Professor Jacinta Ruru

Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / University of Otago

Jacinta Ruru is co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and Professor of Law at the University of Otago. Her research has focused on exploring Indigenous peoples' legal rights to own, manage and govern land and water including national parks and minerals in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, United States, Australia and the Scandinavia countries.

Daniel Patrick

Kaiwhakahaere Matua: Executive Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Daniel is the Executive Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and has been since 2011. He directs and plans the entire Centre’s business activities, including contracting, financial operations, resources planning, risk management, systems and performance measures and manages the Centre's investment portfolios.

Te Kororia Netana-Rakete

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāti Wai
AlterNative Journal and Production Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Te Kororia Netana-Rakete (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngā Wai) coordinates the publication processes of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, as well as contributing to other publishing projects at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

Kiri West-McGruer

Ngāti Maru
MAI Journal Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Kiri West-McGruer (Ngāti Maru) is NPM's MAI Journal Coordinator and oversees the production of articles submitted to MAI journal from submission through to publication.

Kiri has a Master of Arts – First Class Honours, Honours in Sociology with First Class Honours, Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Political Science) from the University of Auckland. Her Masters looked at the development of Research Ethics Frameworks and how we might understand or critique established ethics models from an Indigenous perspective. 

Paora Sharples

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou
Kaihautu Tikanga
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Paora is Kaihautu Tikanga (Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori leader) at NPM and also a Professional Teaching Fellow at the Department of Māori Studies, University of Auckland where he lectures in Kapahaka, Traditional & Contemporary Māori Performing Arts and Te Reo Māori. 

He has had a significant career in kapahaka as well as traditional and contemporary Māori performing arts, including areas of performing, teaching/training, directing, judging as well as choreography and composition within this indigenous genre of dance.