Linda Te Aho

Associate Professor

Qualifications: LLB (Auckland) LLM (Distinction) (Waikato)

Iwi: Ngāti Koroki Kahukura , Waikato-Tainui

About Me

Linda is the Associate Dean Māori at Te Piringa Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, and is the editor of the Waikato Law Review.   Linda is a member of the executive board for Waikato-Tainui (Te Arataura) and is a director of Tainui Group Holdings.  Linda was appointed by Waikato-Tainui as a guardian mandated under the landmark settlement for the co-management of the Waikato River ecosystem to develop the long term vision for its holistic restoration.  Linda is a board member for the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board.

Linda was a key member of the Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Treaty Claims team and continues to provides specialist advice on Treaty of Waitangi claims and Post-Settlement Governance issues to iwi and hapū organisations. She provides expert advice on Māori legal issues in relation to lands and freshwater to Iwi leaders, to Crown agencies and government departments.

Papers I Teach

Research Supervised

Linda welcomes applicants for doctoral and graduate supervision for any subject within the area of Māori legal issues.

Research Interests

  • Māori legal issues


Environmental Law; Indigenous Rights; Law; Maori; Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori History; Maori Land and Community; Maori Research; Maori Women; Treaty of Waitangi

Recent Publications

  • Te Aho, L. N. (2017). Drivers of change and insight into reforms – opportunities lost?. In Maori Legal, Business and Governance Forum. Te Wharewaka Tapere, Wellington.

  • Te Aho, L. N. (2017). The false generosity of treaty settlements: innovation and contortion. In International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 99-117). Wellington: Victoria University Press.

  • Te Aho, L. N., & morgan, G. (2016). Introduction and dedication to Matiu Dickson. Waikato Law Review, 24, 1 page.

  • Te Aho, L. N. (2016). Book Review: Handbook of indigenous peoples' rights. Waikato Law Review, 24, 171-174.

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Te Aho, AProf Linda 8811 lnt N.5.08 Law, Faculty of
Te Aho, AProf Linda 8811 lnt N.5.08 Law, Faculty of

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