Mr Tim Manukau

Tim Manukau

Senior Research Fellow & Waikato River Authority Mātauranga Co-Director - Environmental Research Institute - Te Pūtahi Rangahau Taiao

Qualifications: B.Sc (Biology) Diploma (Environment & Management) - Waikato University

Iwi: Tainui

About Tim

Working along side fellow Co-Director Professor Karin Bryan, Tim supports the activities of the Environmental Research Institute (Te Pūtahi Rangahau Taiao), in particular supporting mātauranga, freshwater research and promoting the Waikato River Authority, Iwi and the Waikato River Vision and Strategy. Tim previously worked for Te Waiora Joint Institute with NIWA and for Tainui as their Environmental manager. He has been involved in treaty settlement negotiations, the Iwi Leaders Group for Freshwater, and developed the tribes corporate relationships, Ministerial accords and Council JMA's. He has acted as a commissioner on resource management hearings and was a supporter of Waikato University research projects, including the establishment of the ERI. He has been in NZ national championship winning crews in both waka ama and dragon boating. Tim was born and raised on the banks of the Waikato River at Waahi Pa marae, Rahui Pokeka-Huntly.

Research Supervised

Research Interests


Environment; Environment Issues; Environmental Policy and Politics; Environmental Resources and Planning; Environmental Science and Technology; Indigenous Peoples Sport; Indigenous Rights; Leadership; Maori; Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori Development; Maori Governance; Maori Identity; Maori Research; Natural Resources; Resource Management; Road Safety

Water Iwi

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: R2.17
Phone: 07 837 9382
Cellphone: 021 546 310