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Office of Māori Development

While all staff are involved in the implementation of the University's Māori Strategic Framework, ultimate responsibility for this resides with the Office of Māori Development and with the University's senior management team.

The University established the Office of Māori Development (OMD) following Council’s endorsement of its Māori Strategic Framework (MSF) in 2007 (see also information on the MSF's developmental history). The 2005 Treaty of Waitangi Stocktake clearly identified that while a large and varied range of activity was occurring in the area of Māori development, it lacked a cohesive ‘map’ as well as clear, centralised leadership. The development and implementation of the MSF therefore initiated an institutional change for the University, led from the Vice-Chancellor’s Office. It ‘normalised’ Māori development at the University, and has since become a natural part of life across all of the University’s four campuses.

The main role of the OMD is to provide leadership to both academic and service divisions and to create opportunities for information sharing, clear communication and collaboration, enabling the MSF to move off the page and into the workplace.

The Office also manages the University’s Treaty partnerships and a variety of other projects associated with Māori development.

Director

Tuari Potiki image 2021Tuari Potiki

Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha
Tel +64 3 479 8420
Email tuari.potiki@otago.ac.nz

Executive Assistant

Karin Fraser imageKarin Fraser

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Hine, Te Rarawa
Tel +64 3 479 8081
Email karin.frasert@otago.ac.nz

Contact Karin to receive a copy of the Māori Strategic Framework.

Kaiwhakahaere Rauemi

Rhonda Bryant imageRhonda Bryant

Kāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine
Tel +64 3 479 8738
Email rhonda.bryant@otago.ac.nz

Associate Dean Māori

Anaru EketoneAnaru Eketone image

Ngati Maniapoto, Waikato
Tel +64 3 479 5051
Email anaru.eketone@otago.ac.nz

Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa | Project Manager

Kelly-Ann Tahitahi imageKelly-Ann Tahitahi

Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Waikato
Tel +64 3 479 8074
Email kelly-ann.tahitahi@otago.ac.nz

Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa | Project Manager

Karamea Pēwhairangi imageKaramea Pēwhairangi

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi, Kāi Tahu
Tel +64 3 479 4272
Email karamea.pewhairangi@otago.ac.nz

Kaitohutohu Māori

Generic profile silhouette imageHata Temo

Tūhoe
Tel +64 3 479 4277
Email hata.temo@otago.ac.nz