• Kia Tō Kia Tipu - Seeding Excellence

    Project commenced:

    What are the implications of reclaiming and reviving the mātauranga associated with nga atua Māori and how does it contribute to reimagining the role of atua Māori in the modern world?

    How and why are atua Māori, and associated mātauranga, being referenced in different fields today? For example: Sport, recreation, and nutrition; Health and environmental sciences.

    What are recent examples of the application of mātauranga associated with atua Māori in teaching and research? For example: Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo; Dr Rangi Matamua's research in Māori Astronomy.

  • MAI ki Aronui

    MAI ki Aronui is open to all Māori and Indigenous students studying on a research pathway.  We currently support scholars enrolled in master’s and PhD research programmes and continue to support and be supported by a number of our MAI ki Aronui alumni (some of whom are early career academics).  We welcome scholars from both AUT and other universities to join us at our home Te Pūrengi, the whare nui at Te Wai o Horotiu Marae at AUT.

  • Tūhourangi Ngāti Whakaue
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Hospitality and Tourism

    Dr Keri Wikitera is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Her Māori tribal affiliation is Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue of Te Arawa. Keri's personal and academic interests are specifically positioned within promoting and enhancing indigenous tourism development, intercultural exchange, Māori cultural identity, Māori economic development and management studies.

  • Ngāti Maniapoto Ngāti Mahuta
    Professor of Management
    Department of Management

    Professor Jarrod Haar (PhD) is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management and has tribal affiliations of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta. In 2018, Professor Haar was appointed as a Member of the Marsden Fund Council and is the Convenor of the Marsden Economics and Human Behavioural Sciences panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi (2020), a Research Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management (since 2012), and Chartered Fellow of the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).

  • Scoping project

    Project commenced:

    What unique Human Resource Management (HRM) practices are offered in Aotearoa workplaces that directly engage in a positive way with Māori employees? 
    What do these look like? How are the perceived (and received) by Maori and non-Māori employees? Do they positively shape attitudes as we might expect - and if not, why not? What are the barriers and drivers behind them? 

  • Kia Tō Kia Tipu - Seeding Excellence

    Project commenced:


    How will tikanga Māori empower the evaluation of the experience of Māori whānau in crisis to measure the performance of the Government’s new obligations in law to Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

    Our longterm objective is to bring new evaluative knowledge to empower the mana of whānau in crisis. 

    Māori have clearly and consistently stressed that a Māori child’s wellbeing is inherently linked to their place within, and connection to, whānau, hapū and iwi.

  • Internship project

    Project commenced:

    This summer internship project is in support of one of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga's large te reo research projects, led through Te Ipukarea.

    Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke seeks to understand the factors that contribute to successful intergenerational transmission of the Māori language in the home.

    The interns join the research team and support the research in a number of ways with a focus on the research data collected at the first Te Reo o te Pā Harakeke wānanga (November 2017), and in preparation for the second wānanga.

  • Ngāpuhi Ngātikahi ki Whangaroa
    Communication Studies
  • Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa Ngāti Kuri Te Rarawa
    Senior Lecturer

    Ella Henry has a background in Sociology, Māori Studies, Management Studies and Māori Development. Her PhD focused on Māori entrepreneurship in screen production, and her Masters on Māori women and leadership.

    Dr Henry has been actively involved in the Māori screen industry, serving as Chair of Nga Aho Whakaari, the Association of Māori in Screen Production.

  • Ngāti Mahuta Waikato
    Researcher - Te Ipukarea, National Māori Language Institute,

    Dean conducts research into traditional Māori knowledge, revitalisation of te reo Māori (the Māori language), Māori history, the representation of Māori customs, language and lore in video games, Māori digital media and identities.

    He also supervises a number of Masters and PhD students at AUT.