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Associate Professor Anaru Eketone

Anaru Eketone imagePhD(Otago) MCApSc DPH DipSCWk CertHProm (Otago)

Contact details

Room 6C20, Richardson Building

Anaru Eketone is from the Ngāti Maniapoto and Waikato Iwi and is an Associate Professor in Social Work at the University of Otago. Anaru has a background in youth work, community development, social work and health promotion. While his primary research interests are in contemporary Māori economic and social development, he also has an interest on the impact of religious movements in his tribal area and their impact on Māori economic and social development.


I co-ordinate and teach:
SOWK 236 The Treaty and Social Services
SOWK 304 Kaupapa Māori, and Indigenous Approaches to Social Work
SOWK 515 Iwi Social Services I - Contextual Issues

I teach sections of:
SOWK 111 Working with People: The New Zealand Context

Postgraduate supervision

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Māori community development
  • Māori economic and social development

Current and recent students

Vicki Murray MSW

How do ancestral sites contribute to the supervisory experience in cultural and professional social work supervision?

Lisa-Marie King MSW

The role and application of tribal narrative to the development of a Maori collectives' practice framework and its possibilities for conscientisation

Shona Kapea-Maslin MSW

Kaupapa Māori: Fact or Fiction

Ana Beaton MSW

Tahuri Atu Mentoring Programme

Sharon Schwalger MSW

Long term psychiatric patients

Awhina Hollis PhD

Māori Social Workers: Experiences within social services organisations

Justine Camp MCApSc

Social Impact of Type II Diabetes

Vanessa Poihipi MSCW

Seeing Iwi Māori, Being Iwi Māori

Tala Aionon-Faletolu MSW

Assumed Voices of Samoa

Sally Marshall MSW

Weaving and Healing with Whanau

Awhina Hollis MA

Puaoteatatu and Māori Social Work Methods