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Professor Poia Rewi

MA (Waikato) RSA/Cambridge CTEFLA, PhD (Otago)
Tūhoe, Ngāti Manawa, Te Arawapoia

Contact Details

Office: 2S6 (Richardson Building, South Tower)
Tel: 64 3 479 6947
Email: poia.rewi@otago.ac.nz

Research

Poia's research interests include te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, Māori oratory and Māori history.

Teaching

Supervision

Current

  • Nikita Hall – PhD – Is intergenerational transmission the key to increasing the health of a minority language?
  • Suzanne Duncan – PhD – Kia whai rawa: The pursuit of well-being in whānau-based enterprise
  • Darryn Russell – PhD – Māori leadership in a post-Treaty settlement environment

Past

  • Gianna Leoni – PhD – Te Reo Māori me ngā Umanga o Aotearoa (2016)
  • Nathan Albury – PhD – Language revitalisation: folk linguistics and ideologies of indigenous youth in Aotearoa and Norwegian Sami (2016)
  • Te Ao Marama Tawhara – MA – The value of Te Reo Māori in the 21st Century: Attitudes towards English-Māori (2014)
  • Rua McCallum – MA – The ‘Indigenous Science’ in Southern Māori Narrative and Creation Mythology (2014)
  • Karyn Paringatai - PhD - Kua riro i wīwī, i wāwā: The causes and effects of Māori migration to Southland (2013)
  • Delyn Day - PhD - Te Āwhio-Rangi: Te Mata Ngero o Te Reo (2012)
  • Courtney Sullivan - MA - Tikanga & Tūpāpaku: Māori Concepts of the Body after Death (2012)
  • Craig Hall - MA - Implementing the ‘Silent Way’ method of teaching Te Reo Māori into a University context – Māori language teachers’ perspectives (2012)
  • Erica Newman - MA - How Māori who were adopted at birth identify themselves (2011)
  • Mark Brunton – MIndS - Māori Research Consultation: Establishment, Perception and Efficacy at the University of Otago
  • Moira Fortin – MA – The Development of Theatre in Easter Island: Hakararama I Te A'amu O Rapa Nui (2010)
  • Tia Neha – PhD – Me Maumaharatanga Nga Korero o Nga Whanau: Family Recollections and Social Contributions to Maori Children’s Learning (Cultural Advisor)

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Publications

Rewi, P. (2010). Whaikōrero: The world of Māori oratory. Auckland University Press, 240p.

Rewi, P. (2010). Culture: Compromise or perish! In B. Hokowhitu, N. Kermaol, C. Andersen, A. Petersen, M. Reilly, I. Altamirano-Jiménez & P. Rewi (Eds.), Indigenous identity and resistance: Researching the diversity of knowledge. (pp. 55-74). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Rewi, P. (2010). Karakia Māori: Māori invocations to spiritual authorities. He Pukenga Kōrero, 9(2), 15-20.

Hokowhitu, B., Kermoal, N., Andersen, C., Petersen, A., Reilly, M., Altamirano-Jiménez, I., & Rewi, P. (Eds.). (2010). Indigenous identity and resistance: Researching the diversity of knowledge. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 264p.

Rewi, P. (2006). Te Rakiraki Anuanu! In P. Walker & H. Raven (Eds.), Te Tū a Te Toka: He Ieretanga nō ngā Tai e Whā. (pp. 17-20). Wellington, New Zealand: Toi Māori Aotearoa & Tōtika.

Authored Book - Research

Rewi, P. (2010). Whaikōrero: The world of Māori oratory. Auckland University Press, 240p.

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Edited Book - Research

Hokowhitu, B., Kermoal, N., Andersen, C., Petersen, A., Reilly, M., Altamirano-Jiménez, I., & Rewi, P. (Eds.). (2010). Indigenous identity and resistance: Researching the diversity of knowledge. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press, 264p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Rewi, P. (2010). Culture: Compromise or perish! In B. Hokowhitu, N. Kermaol, C. Andersen, A. Petersen, M. Reilly, I. Altamirano-Jiménez & P. Rewi (Eds.), Indigenous identity and resistance: Researching the diversity of knowledge. (pp. 55-74). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Rewi, P. (2006). Te Rakiraki Anuanu! In P. Walker & H. Raven (Eds.), Te Tū a Te Toka: He Ieretanga nō ngā Tai e Whā. (pp. 17-20). Wellington, New Zealand: Toi Māori Aotearoa & Tōtika.

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Journal - Research Article

Rewi, P. (2010). Karakia Māori: Māori invocations to spiritual authorities. He Pukenga Kōrero, 9(2), 15-20.

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Journal - Research Other

Rewi, P. (2009). [Review of the book Tāhuhu Kōrero: The sayings of Taitokerau]. Te Pouhere Kōrero, 3, 129-130.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Rewi, P. (2010). When my culture became my Achilles heel: A perforated paddle. In R. Taonui (Ed.), Proceedings of Ngā Kete a Rēhua Inaugural Māori Research Symposium Te Waipounamu. (pp. 38-46). Christchurch, New Zealand: Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies, University of Canterbury. [Full Paper]

Rewi, P. (2006). Te Ao o te Whaikōrero: The world of Maori oratory. In M. Kiley & G. Mullins (Eds.), Proceedings of the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Knowledge Creation in Testing Times. (pp. 157-166). Canberra, Australia: Australian National University. Retrieved from http://qpr.edu.au/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Rewi, P. (2011, November). The Māori language: Indigenous to a minority and therefore only platitudinously valuable. Verbal presentation at the 3rd International Language Education & Diversity (LED) Conference 2011, Auckland, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2011, May). The Māori language: indigenous and therefore only platitudinally valuable. Verbal presentation at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, Sacramento, CA.

Higgins, R., & Rewi, P. (2010, December). Would you still care if there was no more money? Māori language survival: Who is responsible, the community or the state? Verbal presentation at the Māori Association of Social Science Conference: Mā tāu rourou: Mā tāku rourou: Working with Māori Communities, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2008, September). When my culture became my Achilles Heel: A perforated paddle. Verbal presentation at the Ngā Kete a Rēhua Inaugural Māori Research Symposium Te Waipounamu, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2007, February). Language construction and change: Reo Tangata versus Reo Takoto: When fluency met accuracy. Verbal presentation at the Te Puna Wānaka: Faculty of Māori, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) Conference: Empowering Learners, Transforming Whānau, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2007, August). Resistance through revalorisation of oral arts. Verbal presentation at the Research as Resistance: Exploring the Diversity of Indigenous Studies Approaches Conference, Edmonton, Canada.

Rewi, P. (2006, February). Culture: Compromise or perish. Verbal presentation at the School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies: Te Tumu Colloquium: Celebrating Indigenous Knowledge: Turoua ngā Whetū, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2006, October). Motto maxim: A multi inter-generational bridge between past, present and future. Verbal presentation at the Memories, Communities, Technologies Conference, Prato, Italy.

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Composition / Musical Score

Rewi, P. P. (2010). Tūhoe Matika [Male war performance dance: Arise Tūhoe people]. Haka composition performed by Te Ika Kapa Haka Group at Te Ahurei a Tūhoe Biannual Performing Arts Festival Competitions, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. P. (2009). Te Remu Titapu [Choral item: Cherished people]. Waiata tira composition performed by St Joseph's Māori Girls' College House Competitions, Taradale, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2009). He Atua, He Marama [Male war performance dance: The law of the Lord is the light of the world]. Haka composition performed by John McGlashan High School, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2007). Whiua To Tao Ki Te Rangi [Waiata-a-ringa (action song): Reach for the stars]. Composition performed by Māori law students: Te Ropu Whai Putake, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. P. (2006). Toi Iho: Mana Tarua [Male war performance dance]. Haka composition performed by Te Herenga Waka Haka Group at the Wellington Regional Competitions, New Zealand.

Rewi, P. (2006). Hūkere [Whakaeke: The Entry]. Composition performed by Ngā Manu Taki, Te Tumu, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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