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Assoc. Prof. Te Kahautu Maxwell

Iwi: Te Whakatohea, Ngāti Awa, Ngāi Tai, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngātii Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto, Tuhoe


Qualifications: BA Waikato, BMPA Awanuiarangi, MA Waikato, PhD Waikato


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Associate Professor / Ahonuku

Research Interests

Māori Religion; Te Haahi Ringatū; Karakia (Māori Prayers), Ngā Mōteatea (Ancient Māori Song); Building Cultural Capital, Tangihanga, Death and Dying), Te Reo Māori, Kapa Haka (Traditional Māori Performing Arts), Composition, Toi Māori (Māori Art), Māori Literature, Māori Prophets, Māori Prophecy

About

Te tangata nāna i noho Whakarua
Kārangaranga te muri
Ka tutū ngā tamatea o te moana
E ko au! Ko au! Ko au tēnei!
Ko Tūtāmure!

Te Kahautu holds a Doctorate in Philosophy is an expert in te reo and tikanga Māori and has a strong background in kapa haka. Te Kahautu is an expert in Tikanga and Whakapapa and he an exponent in Whaikōrero and Mōteatea. He is the tutor and composer for Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti and is currently the Mātaatua rohe delegate to Te Matatini and Te Mātāwai. Te Kahautu sits on the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board, Te Whakatōhea Fisheries Asset Trust and is Chair of Te Pou Oranga Whakatōhea and Social Services. He is a Director on the Te Kotahi Mahuta Research Institue and is a Director on the commercial company Whakatōhea Ōpōtiki Mussels Limited.Te Kahautu is the Chair of the Hāhi Ringatū o Aotearoa. He was a  Paepae Motuhake; Independant Panel member as well as being a former member on Te Waka Toi. His expertise in Te Ao Māori and tikanga is sought out both nationally and internationally.

Awards

  • Ngarimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2010 Inaugural award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching in a Kaupapa Māori Context, AKO AOTEAROA National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence
  • 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Maioha Award – recognising excellence in contemporary Māori music and to acknowledge waiata (song) in, or strongly featuring Te Reo Māori

Board Membership

  • 1997- Te Matatini Society Incorporated
  • 2000- Mataatua Kapa Haka Incorporated (Chair)
  • 2008- 2015 Te Waka Toi the Māori arts board of Creative New Zealand Arts Council
  • 2011- 2013 Te Paepae Motuhake Independent Panel of the Ministerial Review of the Māori Language Strategy and Sector
  • 2011- The Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board
  • 2011- Whakatohea Fisheries Assets Trust
  • 2007- Te Matatini Executive Board
  • 2013- 2020 Ringatu Wainui Incorporation (Chair)
  • 2012 Te Kotahi Research Institute
  • 2014- Tekaumarua The Council of King Tuheitia
  • 2018- Whakatōhea Health and Social Services (Chair)
  • 2018- Te Pae Motuhake o Mātaatua (Chair)
  • 2019- Te Mātāwai
  • 2020- Te Kanohi O Te Motu Trust (Haahi Ringatu) (Chair)
  • 2020- Whakatōhea Mussels Ōpōtiki Limited

Expertise

Arts and Language Education; Corporate Governance; Culture; Maori; Maori Arts; Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori Development; Maori Development and Education; Maori Education; Maori Governance; Maori History; Maori Identity; Maori Land and Community; Maori Language; Maori Research; Maori Translation; New Zealand History; Religion; Te Kotahitanga; Treaty of Waitangi

Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori, Kapa Haka, Composition, Haka, Whaikōrero (Oratory), Mōteatea, Whakapono Māori, Kīngitanga, Iwi, Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki, Māori History, Whakapapa, Ringatu, Te Kooti, Ōpōtiki Mai Tawhiti, Rangahau Māori

Papers Taught

REOM206 - Te Ringa Tuhirau i te Kete Kōrero
TIKA157 - Ngā Mahi a Rēhia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka
TIKA257 - Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the Māori
TIKA357 - Mahi Whakaari: Māori Performing Arts

Karanga, Whaikōrero, The Impact of Te Reo Māori on the New Zealand Economy, Tangihanga, Ngā Hua A Tānerore: The benefits of Kapa Haka, Ngā Kura Huna o Ngā Kai Piro A Te Māori

Recent Publications

  • Maxwell, T. K. (2020). Te Kahautu Maxwell on using social media for karakia. In Te Karere TVNZ. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oAxlKpi0JA

  • Maxwell, T. K. (2020). Coronavirus: Mixed feelings on marae as quarantine area in Covid-19 outbreak. In Radio New Zealand: Te Ao Māori News / Covid-19. Retrieved from https://www.rnz.co.nz/

  • Maxwell, T. K. (2020). [Interview contribution : Author Olivia Pierson labels Nanaia Mahuta's moko 'ugly, uncivilised', Mighty Ape pulls books by Julia Gabel]. In New Zealand Herald. Retrieved from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/

  • Maxwell, T. K. (2020). Te Ahumairangi. In Radio Waatea: Manako. Retrieved from http://www.waateanews.com/

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: ITS.G.20
Phone: 07 858 9561