Ko Taranaki te maunga, ko Taranaki te iwi, ko Taranaki te tangata.
MA (2008): Kurahaupō: Unravelling the Hitching Post Knots [Victoria University]
PhD (2014): Living Memory and the Travelling Mountain Narrative of Taranaki [Victoria University]
I possess a wide range of research interests, and the skill set to support them. Good to know that the PhD was worth the struggle. I am fortunate to live in Taranaki, in the shadow of my maunga. The ability to live, work and research in Taranaki is unsurpassed and means I can realise the dream to give something back to my whānau, hapū and iwi. Of course, anyone who knows the mahi of the marae knows that reciprocity is a never ending cycle. But it always gves something back. Currently I teach Te Reo Māori, tikanga and mātauranga Taranaki at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, at the Rangiātea campus of New Plymouth.