2024 Conference - Waikato University 25th - 27th November - call for abstracts now open

MĀORI CAUCUS

Māori Representatives to NZARE Council:

Professor Mere Berryman
Immediate Past Co-President NZARE
University of Waikato

Professor Georgina Stewart
Co-President NZARE
Auckland University of Technology

Professor Pania Te Maro
Vice President NZARE
Massey University

2024 Convenors

Georgina Tuari Stewart

Ko Georgina Tuari Stewart tōku ingoa, nō ngā whānau o Ngāti Kura ki Matauri, ko Ngāpuhi-nui tonu te iwi. Tēnā rā tātou katoa. I am Professor of Māori Philosophy of Education at AUT.

I served as Editor of NZJES for six years (2018-2023) and have now taken up the role of editor of Te Kaharoa journal. Currently, I’m leading a Marsden project on Māori learning spaces and am also the Kaiurungi/Navigator of AUT’s Eke Tangaroa programme for Māori and Pasifika early career academics.

I joined the NZARE Council at the start of 2024, having been a member of NZARE for many years. My vision for NZARE is to be an organisation that supports its members across institutions, which becomes even more important in difficult times for our national education system. As an important part of NZARE our Māori caucus can be a powerful voice for Māori in education. I am keen to support the interests of the Māori caucus and to hear from any of our members. Kia ora mai anō tātou.

georgina.stewart@aut.ac.nz

Pania Te Maro

Ngaroma Williams

Tēnā koutou,

E rere ana ngā tai o mihi ki a koutou katoa. He uri tēnei nō Mataatua, nō Te Arawa anō hoki. I te taha o tōku matua, ko Ngāi Tūhoe, ko Ngāti Whare, ko Te Whakatōhea, ko Ngāti Uenukukōpako ngā iwi. Nō Ingarangi, nō Kōtirangi hoki ōku tīpuna i te taha o tōku whaea. Ko Paia Taani tōku ingoa. I tipu ake ahau ki Ōtepoti. Kei reira mātou, ko tōku whānau e noho ana i tēnei wā. He Pūkenga Matua ahau ki Te Tumu, ki Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka.

I am a descendant of the Mataatua and Te Arawa waka. On my father’s side I whakapapa to Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whare, Te Whakatōhea and Ngāti Uenukukōpako. My ancestors on my mother’s side hail from England and Scotland. My name is Paia Taani. I grew up in Dunedin where my whānau and I currently reside. I am a Senior Lecturer at Te Tumu, at the University of Otago.

My research interests lie within the realms of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori particularly within the contexts of whānau and education. I am also a PhD candidate researching the intergenerational transmission of te reo Māori within my own whānau. paia.taani@otago.ac.nz

Paia Taani

Tēnā koutou,

E rere ana ngā tai o mihi ki a koutou katoa. He uri tēnei nō Mataatua, nō Te Arawa anō hoki. I te taha o tōku matua, ko Ngāi Tūhoe, ko Ngāti Whare, ko Te Whakatōhea, ko Ngāti Uenukukōpako ngā iwi. Nō Ingarangi, nō Kōtirangi hoki ōku tīpuna i te taha o tōku whaea. Ko Paia Taani tōku ingoa. I tipu ake ahau ki Ōtepoti. Kei reira mātou, ko tōku whānau e noho ana i tēnei wā. He Pūkenga Matua ahau ki Te Tumu, ki Ōtākou Whakaihu Waka.

I am a descendant of the Mataatua and Te Arawa waka. On my father’s side I whakapapa to Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whare, Te Whakatōhea and Ngāti Uenukukōpako. My ancestors on my mother’s side hail from England and Scotland. My name is Paia Taani. I grew up in Dunedin where my whānau and I currently reside. I am a Senior Lecturer at Te Tumu, at the University of Otago.

My research interests lie within the realms of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori particularly within the contexts of whānau and education. I am also a PhD candidate researching the intergenerational transmission of te reo Māori within my own whānau. paia.taani@otago.ac.nz

Tracy Dayman

Nei rā te mihi nunui ki a koutou katoa. I te taha o tōku pāpā, he uri ahau nō Ngāi Tuhoe. I te taha o tōku whaea, nō Kotirana ōku tīpuna. Ko Tracy Dayman tōku ingoa. I tipu ake ahau ki Tākaka. Inaianei, e noho ana ahau ki Waimeha. He pūkenga ahau i te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.

Warm greetings everyone. My name is Dr Tracy Dayman. I whakapapa to Tūhoe on my father’s side, and Scotland on my mother’s side. I grew up in Tākaka and reside just south of Wakefield in the Tasman region. I am a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canterbury.

My research interests are underpinned by critical, social constructionist and Indigenous theories. My work investigates issues of social justice, rights and equity within the educational context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Other key areas of interest include critical disability studies, inclusive education, kaupapa Māori and leadership within education.

Lisa Heke

Māori Student Representative to Council
Te Rito Maioha

Tēnā koutou katoa
Ko Māmari me Tainui ōku waka
Ko Te Rarawa me Ngāti Maniapoto ōku iwi
No Te Whanganui-a-Tara ahau
Tēnā koutou katoa

Kia ora koutou,
Ko Lisa Heke tōku ingoa. My whānau connections stretch from the top of the North Island through to central North Island. And, because I grew up in Te Whanganui-a-Tara I feel a strong sense of connection and belonging to every inch of my North Island whenua;)

I am currently employed as the Regional Education Leader for Te Rito Maioha ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. However, I am hoping to begin doctoral studies shortly and step into a lecturer role to increase my capacity to study, and mahi.

My research interests are in kaupapa Māori rangahau, only. I am concerned with disrupting the dominant discourse of colonisation in Aotearoa New Zealand and resisting racist and oppressive systems which disadvantage tangata whenua.