Dr Nepia Mahuika

Graduate Student Adviser (History), Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BTchg/BA (Hons), MA Waikato

School of Social Sciences



Māori and iwi history; oral history; historical theory and methodology; New Zealand history; identity construction.

Recent Publications

  • Mahuika, N. (2017). The power of the past: Why study indigenous histories?. In K. Vaidya (Ed.), History for the Curious: Why Study History? (The Stuck Student's Guide to Picking the Best College and University Major). Curious Academic Publishing.

  • Mahuika, N. (2017). An outsiders guide to public oral history in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Public History, 5(1), 3-18.

  • Mahuika, N. (2017). FORTHCOMING - “Kaupapa Māori History: A contemplation on the place of ‘Kaupapa’ in Māori history”. Te Pouhere Kōrero, Māori People, Māori History.

  • Mahuika, N. (2016). The presence of the past: Maori history in contemporary reflection. In MO’NA: Our Pasts Before Us: 22nd Pacific History Association Conference. Conference held at Guam, Mariana Islands. Open Access version:

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Contact Details

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Mahuika, Dr Nepia 9349 nmahuika J.3.24 History Programme