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Prof. Dr Rangi Matamua

Iwi: Tūhoe


Qualifications: MA Victoria PhD Massey


rmatamua@waikato.ac.nz

Associate Dean Postgraduate/Te Ara Tōtara

https://www.facebook.com/Livingbythestars/

Research Interests

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

About

Doctor Matamua of Tūhoe, is a lecturer based in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies. 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.

Expertise

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

Papers Taught

MAOR570 - Te Mahi Rangahau: Māori and Pacific Research Methods and Issues
MAOR591 - Dissertation
MAORI123 - A Basic Introduction to the Marae

Current Supervision

Hohepa Tuahine - PhD student. Thesis title: Ko Atutahi kei te taumata o te Mangoroa
Te Urukeiha Raharuhi - PhD student. Thesis title: Te kawa whakauru ora: Collective participation of Ngati Hinekura in indigenous wellbeing research

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)

Recent Publications

  • Matamua, R. (2018). Matariki: A star journey. In The Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • Matamua, R. (2018). Matariki lecture to illuminate Maori astronomy. In Stuff. The Press.

  • Matamua, R. (2018). Talk: Dr Rangi Mātāmua: The astronomy of Matariki. In Rotorua Girls High School, Rotorua, New Zealand.

  • Matamua, R. -A. L. (2017). Matariki - the star of the year. In Radio New Zealand, Standing Room Only. Retrieved from http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201846304

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Contact Details

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

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