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Dr Paerau Warbrick

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Barrister, BA, PGDipArts, MA, LLB, DipGrad, PhD (Otago), Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Ngati Pahipoto and Warahoe, hapū of Ngāti Awa

Contact

Office: 4S6, Te Tumu (Richardson Building, South Tower)
Tel: +64 3 479 3973
Email: paerau.warbrick@otago.ac.nz

Research

Paerau is not only a lecturer in Te Tumu, he is also Barrister. He has held a practising certificate for over eleven years and his expertise is in Māori land law. He regularly appears in the Māori Land Court and before the Māori Appellate Court and is now the leading barrister in Māori Land Court matters in the South Island. Paerau sits on the Common law committee of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Law Society and is also a legal adviser to lawyers in the Ngāi Tahu Maori Law Centre in Dunedin. Paerau's academic research interests focuses on Māori and law and the Treaty of Waitangi. Paerau’s research interests include the Māori Land Court in the 1960s and 1970s and issues around tamati whāngai (children adopted according to Māori custom) in the Māori Land Court. His other research focuses on Judges of the Native Land and Māori Land Court and Trust law issues. He aims to produce research on all aspects of the Maori Land Court including its history, current law and jurisprudence and ethnography. Paerau also has an interest in the uses of autobiography and autoethnography in a Māori and Indigenous context.

Teaching

    Supervision

    Current

    • Matiu Payne - PhD – Tamaiti Whangai in a Ngāti Mutunga Context
    • Raaniera Te Whata - PhD - Issues in Te Taitokerau Land Management
    • Suzanne Duncan - PhD – Māori and Whānau Business
    • Megan Potiki - PhD – Language loss in Otakou
    • Nikita Hall - PhD – Māori language in the home

    Past

    • Marty Schaaf - PhD – Pacific Islanders and Burnout in Sport (2016)
    • Michael Tarry - MIndS - Māori and Sovereignty, (2014-2015)
    • Taiawhio Waititi - MIndS - Te Kaha 15B (2014-2015)
    • Kyle Katipo - MIndS - Whāngai in the Māori Land Court (2014-2015)
    • Faapōpō Tupolo-Tauaanae - MIndS - The Aoga a le Faifeau [Pastor’s School]: its place in the education system in Samoa today (2013-2014)
    • Samantha Jackson - MA - Matauranga Māori and Ngāti Whātua (2011-2012)
    • Matiu Payne - MIndS - Superior land inheritance rights by whāngai children (2012)
    • Whakarongotai Hokowhitu - PhD - Ngāti Pūkenga Identity (2011-2012)
    • Anna Parker - MA - Treaty of Waitangi and Peace Studies (2010-2012)
    • Ben Manley - MIndS - Imagined Boundaries: The Native Land Court and Maori Identity (2011-2012)
    • Julia Coates - BA (Hons) - ‘Kanga Pirau (2012)
    • Aroha Gilling - MIndS - Treaty of Waitangi and Social Work (2011)
    • Suzanne Spencer - MIndS - Ka Wahine and Takata Pora: Murihiku Women and Pakeha Settlers (2011)
    • Stacey Reynolds - BA (Hons) - Māori and the Criminal Justice System: Towards 2010 (2010)
    • Tamasone Esera - MIndS - The Impact of the new Act (Land Titles Registration Act 2008) on customary land ownership in Samoa (2010)
    • Henare Mita - MA - The Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998: The quest for Ngāi Tahu tino rangatiratanga (2009)
    • Natalie Coates - BA (Hons) - Kia tū ko taikākā: Let the heartwood of Māori identity stand -An investigation into the appropriateness of the legal definition of ‘Māori’ for Māori (2008)
    • Kanakolu Noa - MIndS - Indigenous Peoples and International Law (2006)
    • Erica Newman - BA(Hons) - Maori, European and Half-caste Children; The Destitute, the Neglected and the Orphaned An Investigation into the Early New Zealand European Contact Period and the Care of Children 1840 - 1852 (2006)

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Publications

Warbrick, P. (2016). A cause for nervousness: The proposed Māori land reforms in New Zealand. AlterNative, 12(4), 369-379. doi: 10.20507/AlterNative.2016.12.4.3

Warbrick, P. (2016). [Review of the book Tangata whenua: An illustrated history]. Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History, 16(3). doi: 10.1353/cch.2015.0039

Warbrick, P. (2016). [Review of the book: Outcasts of the gods: The struggle over slavery in Māori New Zealand]. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 125(2), 189-191. [Book Review].

Warbrick, P. (2016, February). Echoes of the past: The painful side of Māori women's experience of world war. Verbal presentation at the Making Women Visible Conference: A Conference in Honour of Barbara Brookes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Warbrick, P. (2015). Minute books: An integral part of the Māori Land Court. In A. Cooper, L. Paterson & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), The lives of colonial objects. (pp. 129-133). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Authored Book - Other

Warbrick, W. P. (2003). List of judges of the Native Land Court and Māori Land Court 1864-2003: He pepa o Ngā ingoa o ngā tiati o ngā kooti whenua Maori 1864-2003. 7p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Warbrick, P. (2015). Minute books: An integral part of the Māori Land Court. In A. Cooper, L. Paterson & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), The lives of colonial objects. (pp. 129-133). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Warbrick, P. (2012). 'O ratou whenua': Land and estate settlements. In N. R. Wheen & J. Hayward (Eds.), Treaty of Waitangi settlements. (pp. 92-101). Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books.

Warbrick, W. P. (2009). Treaty of Waitangi. In X. Zhao & X. Qiao (Eds.), New Zealand: Its history, people and culture. (pp. 69-97). Shanghai, China: Fudan University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Warbrick, P. (2016). A cause for nervousness: The proposed Māori land reforms in New Zealand. AlterNative, 12(4), 369-379. doi: 10.20507/AlterNative.2016.12.4.3

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Journal - Research Other

Warbrick, P. (2016). [Review of the book Tangata whenua: An illustrated history]. Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History, 16(3). doi: 10.1353/cch.2015.0039

Warbrick, P. (2016). [Review of the book: Outcasts of the gods: The struggle over slavery in Māori New Zealand]. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 125(2), 189-191. [Book Review].

Warbrick, P. (2011). [Review of the book Raupatu: The confiscation of Maori land]. Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 49(1), 147-148. doi: 10.1080/14662043.2010.522039

Warbrick, P. (2008). [Review of the book Buying the land, selling the land: Governments and Maori land in the North Island 1865-1921]. Political Science, 60(2), 104-105. doi: 10.1177/003231870806000212

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Warbrick, P. (2013). Somebody looking after something for somebody else’ Māori and Trust Law in modern history. Proceedings of the Australia New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS) Conference: People, Power and Place. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/law/conferences/anzlhs.html

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warbrick, P. (2016, February). Echoes of the past: The painful side of Māori women's experience of world war. Verbal presentation at the Making Women Visible Conference: A Conference in Honour of Barbara Brookes, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Warbrick, P. (2014, May). Women and the Maori Land Court. Verbal presentation at the Sixteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women: Histories on the Edge, Toronto, Canada.

Warbrick-Anderson, P. (2013, February). Minute books of the Maori Land Court. Verbal presentation at the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Warbrick, P. (2013, November). The Māori incorporations of the South Island: A commentary on the use of micro-history. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Historical Association Biennial Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Warbrick, P. (2013, March). Of the people, by the people, for the people. He tangata, he tangata, he tangata: Maori voters and the constitution. Verbal presentation at the Colonial Origins of New Zealand Politics and Government Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Warbrick, P. (2009, June). Maori relations with pakeha and the law, 1900-1960. Verbal presentation at the Interracial Intimacies: New Zealand Histories Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Warbrick, P. (2007, December). The value of autobiography in academia: Maori women and post-world-war-II American presidents. Verbal presentation at the Self-Narratives 'Research Conversation' Day, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Warbrick, W. P. (2004). Exhibit A: Whakapapa and heirs to Rangiheuea (died circa 1880). Māori Land Court of New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court. 22p.

Warbrick, W. P. (2004). Exhibit A: Whakapapa and list of heirs for Oke Pukeroa. Māori Land Court of New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court. 35p.

Warbrick, W. P. (2004). Exhibit A: Whakapapa and heirs to Marewa Te Kahupake or Te Ruatareti (died June 10. 1886). Māori Land Court of New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court. 8p.

Warbrick, W. P. (2003). Exhibit A: Whakapapa and list of heirs for Te Rangitukehu (died June 27, 1887). Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court of New Zealand. 15p.

Warbrick, W. P. (2002). Whakapapa for the identification of the shareholders Hana Rewite and Henare Rewite. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court of New Zealand. 6p.

Warbrick, W. P. (2002). Report by W. Paerau Warbrick for the identification of the shareholders Hana Rewite and Henare Rewite. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court of New Zealand. 8p.

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Other Research Output

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2011). Written submissions relating to judicial conflict of interest, judicial disclosure and judicial recusal of Judge Layne Harvey in regard to the Māori land Court hearing relating to the islands known as Rūrima. In the matter of Rūrima Islands (A20070003741). Māori Land Court Registry, Rotorua, New Zealand, File A20070003741. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2011). Written submissions against the Crown’s claim that the islands known as Rūrima is Crown land for the Māori Land Court before Judge Harvey. In the matter of Rūrima Islands (A20070003741). Māori Land Court Registry, Rotorua, New Zealand, File A20070003741. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2011). Written expert statement for the defence on the operation of tamaiti whāngai and moko in Māori society (29 November 2011) for the Magistrates Court in Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia. In the matter of R (Commonwealth) v Matthew Alexander Waikato. Magistrates Court, Muswellbrook, New South Wales, Australia. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2011). Written memorandum and submissions for the Māori Students at the University of Otago in regard to breach of their Treaty of Waitangi rights in the Waitangi Tribunal before Chief Judge Isaac, Judge Milroy and Judge Spencer. In the matter of prejudicial effects of the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Act 2011 (Wai 2343). Waitangi Tribunal, Wellington, New Zealand, File Wai 2343. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2010). Written and oral submissions regarding the jurisdiction of the Chief Judge of the Māori Land Court to hear applications and grant remedies. In the matter of Hana Rewiti and Henare Rewiti (A20010005699). Māori Land Court Registry, Christchurch, New Zealand, Files A20010005699 & CJ 2002/35. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2010). Written memorandum for the Ngai Tahu Māori Law Centre on the operation of section 116 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 for the Māori Land Court before Judge Coxhead. In the matter of succession to William James Wybrow (A20070006221), Māori Land Court Registry, Christchurch, New Zealand, File A20070006221, 63p. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2010). Written submission in regard to the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill (November 2010) before the Māori Affairs Select Committee. New Zealand House of Representatives, Wellington, New Zealand. [Government Submission].

Warbrick, P. (2010, September). The Māori Land Court in the 1960s and 1970s. University of Otago Te Tumu, School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies Seminar, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2009). Written and oral submissions and reports in the Māori Land Court hearings before Judge Savage and Judge Harvey. In the matter of Rangitaiki 60C1 Trust and Matahina A1D1 trust: Removal of Trustees (A20090001332). In the matter of Rangitaiki Valley Whenua Trust Lands: Constitute an ahu whenua trust (A20090018144). Māori Land Court Registry, Rotorua, New Zealand, Files A20090001332 & A20090018144. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2008). Written memorandum for the Ngāi Tahu Māori Law Centre on evidence and the standard of proof in Chief Judge Applications before the Māori Appellate Court under section 45 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993. In the matter of Waihao 903 Section IX Block, Henare Rakiihia Tau v Nga Whanau o Morven & Glenavy, 2010, Maori Appellate Court Minute Book 168. Māori Land Court Registry, Christchurch, New Zealand, File A20070011156. [Government Submission].

Paerau Warbrick, W. (2006). Written and oral submissions in the Māori Land Court hearings regarding tamaiti whāngai under section 115 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 before Deputy Chief Judge Wilson Isaac. In the matter of succession to James Henry Newton (A19990005454). In the matter of succession to Charles Newton II (A19990005455). In the matter of succession to Robert Hart (A19990005458). Māori Land Court Registry, Christchurch, New Zealand, Files A19990005454, A19990005455, A19990005458. [Government Submission].

Warbick, P. (2005). Oral and written submissions to the Māori Land Court for determining heirs to Riini Whakataka, Te Maui Taiawatea, Hiria Te Taiawatea and Pineaha Takamoana. Dunedin, New Zealand: Te Tumu, University of Otago. [Submission to the Maori Land Court].

Warbrick, W. P. (2004). Submissions in the Māori Land Court for succession to Poihaere Paihau or Poihaere Te Wharehiraka or Ngakawhena Paihau/Paikau or Poihaere Ngawai. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court of New Zealand. [Oral and Written Submissions].

Warbrick, W. P. (2002). Submissions in the Māori Land Court for correcting a succession to Henare Te Maire. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court of New Zealand. [Oral and Written Submissions].

Warbrick, W. P. (2001). Submissions in the Māori Land Court for correcting a succession to Violet Victoria Seigle. Christchurch, New Zealand: Māori Land Court of New Zealand. [Oral and Written Submissions].

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Warbrick, W. P. (2010). Māori Land Court 1960-1980: An autoethnographic and social commentary (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 419p.

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Awarded Masters Degree

Warbrick, W. P. (1998). Labour′s Bill of Rights: The Labour Governmnet′s attempt at a bill of rights in the 1980s (Master of Arts). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. 137p.

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