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Assoc. Prof. Dr Rangi Matamua

Rangi Matamua

Associate Dean Postgraduate/Te Ara Tōtara

Qualifications: MA Victoria PhD Massey

Iwi: Tūhoe

About Rangi

Doctor Matamua of Tūhoe, is a lecturer based in the School of Māori and Pacific Development at Waikato University. He has undertaken significant research in the areas of Māori language revitalisation, Māori culture, Māori astronomy and broadcasting.

In his MA thesis Doctor Matamua focused on traditional Tūhoe weaponry, and his PhD examined the role of Māori radio in Māori language revitalisation. In addition, Dr Matamua has produced a number of publications in his specialist areas, and sits on a number of related boards including Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions (SMART). Dr Matamua is a graduate of the Panekiretanga o te reo programme, and is a current student of the Te Mata Punenga course under the guidance of Professor Pou Temara and Professor Wharehuia Milroy.

Research Supervised

2015           Tammy Hailiopua Baker – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2015           Kalei Nuuhiwa – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2015           Hōhepa Tuahine – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2015           Jacqui Keelan – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2015           Te Urukeiha Raharuhi – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Second Supervisor)

2014           Rovina Maniapoto – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2014           Iraia Bailey – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2014           Amelia Williams – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2013           Enoka Murphy – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2013           Mei Cooper – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Chief Supervisor)

2013           Curtis Bristow – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Second Supervisor)

2013           Gloria Clarke – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Associate Supervisor)

2013           Michael Taiapa – Phd Thesis Waikato University (Associate Supervisor)

2012           Te Kāhautu Maxwell – PhD Thesis Waikato University (Second Supervisor)

2012           Monica Koia – PhD Thesis Massey University (Second Supervisor)

Research Interests

Te reo Māori, inlcluding Māori language development, research and revitalisation; Māori astronomy and star lore; Māori culture

Recent Publications

  • Matamua, R. -A. L. (2017). Dr Rangi Matamua hopes to revive Maori astronomy. In Maori Television News, New Zealand.

  • Matamua, R. -A. L. (2017). Te Ikanui o te rangi (The Ikanui of the day). In Te Kura Reo o Raukawa, Papa o te Aroha Marae, Tokoroa, New Zealand.

  • Gloyne, P., & Matamua, R. (2017). Matariki 2017: Nine or Seven? that is the question!. In Uncover Huraina (Vol. June-August, Iss. 04, pp. 8-11). Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/christchurchcitylibrariesnz/docs/uncover-huraina-4/10

  • Matamua, R. (2017). Te Iwa o Matariki-The Nine Stars of Matariki. Retrieved from https://cclblog.wordpress.com/tag/dr-rangi-matamua/

Find more research publications by Rangi Matamua

Keywords

Culture; Maori; Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori History; Maori Language; Maori Research; Te Reo (Maori Language)


Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Matamua, AProf Rangi 9560 rmatamua A.1.05 Te Pua Wananga ki te Ao
Matamua, AProf Rangi 9560 rmatamua A.1.05 Centre for Maori and Indigenous Research

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