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Reconciliation and Treaty Issues in Aotearoa

Meet the Researcher

Alistair Reese photo

Dr Alistair Reese is a public theologian as well as a farmer and historian. Alistair’s research focusses on Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi as a doorway to reconciliation in Aotearoa New Zealand. His writing includes a particular emphasis on Pākehā identity and how we can live in a colonised land. He holds postgraduate degrees in History and Tikanga Māori including a PhD in Theology from University of Auckland. He lives near Te Puke in the district of Tapuika/Waitaha.

Read Alistair’s article Why Pākehā need to know who they are published in Baptist Magazine (February-March 2016), has won a gold award for best editorial/opinion piece in the Australasian Religious Press Awards this year.

You can listen to a Newstalk ZB interview with Alistair here (from 7 February 2017).