Wiremu coordinates the publication processes of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, as well as contributing to other publishing projects at Ngā Pāe o te Māramatanga.

Wi holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Brigham Young University–Hawaii, and a Bachelor of Human Biology from the University of Auckland.  He also holds a Diploma in Applied Science (Animal Biology) from the University of Waikato, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) from the University of Auckland.

Wi has previously worked in cultural tourism, and in all levels of education from kōhanga reo, through primary and secondary schooling, and on to the tertiary sector.  He was previously the Māori science tutor for the Student Learning Centre and an IC Consultant at Te Tumu Herenga, University of Auckland.