Professor Tania Ka'ai

Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu, Hawaiian, Cook Islands, Samoan
Professor
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Professor Tania Ka‘ai has worked in tertiary education for over 20 years. As an Indigenous scholar Professor Ka‘ai uses the cultural values transmitted to her by her elders and mentors as an epistemological framework which informs her own academic writing and teaching (including supervision) within the university academy.

Her work as Director of Te Ipukarea and Te Whare o Rongomaurikura, provides an opportunity to share her knowledge not only with students and staff at AUT and others nationally, but internationally too.

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.

Dr Rachel Wolfgramm

Te Aupouri, Ngāi Takoto, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Patumoana, Tonga
Senior Lecturer
University of Auckland

Rachel's training has been multi-disciplinary, incorporating the fields of organisation, consumption, leadership and economic theory and practice. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Management, Organisation Behaviour, Māori Enterprise, Sustainability, Business, Culture and Society, Business Ethics and Sustainability.

Dr Robert Joseph

Ngāti Raukawa ki Wharepuhunga, Te Pae o Raukawa, Ngäti Paretekawa o Ngāti Maniapoto
Senior Lecturer
University of Waikato

Robert is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and was a senior research fellow for the Te Mātāhauariki Research Institute at the University of Waikato under the leadership of Judge Michael Brown and Dr Alex Frame. Dr Robert Joseph was the second Māori in New Zealand - and the first Māori male - to graduate with a PhD in Law in 2006.

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