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Megan Potiki

meganDip Tch Primary (Otago), B.Ed (Otago), MEd (Canterbury)
Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Te Āti Awa

Contact

Office: 3S5, Te Tumu (Richardson Building, South Tower)
Tel: +64 3 479 7219
Email: megan.potiki@otago.ac.nz

Research

Megan's research interests have been in second language acquisition and the reconstruction of identity. More recently her research has include demystifying traditional Kai Tahu waiata, writing stories for children using whakapapa and traditional knowledge and the development of graded reading texts available for children in Māori language immersion settings.

Teaching

Supervision

Current

  • Kelly-Ann Tahitahi - MA - He Tohu Whakamaumahara - Māori memorialisation in cemeteries

Past

  • Stefan Jordan - PGDip - Newsprint, Te Reo and Hegemony in New Zealand: Responses to the Wai 262 Report for the Waitangi Tribunal 2010

Distinctions

  • Te Huanui - Distinction (Te Mātauranga Māori, Christchurch Polytechnic)
  • Kā Moteatea – Distinction (Te Mātauranga Māori, Christchurch Polytechnic)
  • Finalist in Huia Publishers Short Story awards (te reo Māori)

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Publications

Pōtiki, M. (2018). Takiauē (Tangihanga): Death and mourning. In M. Reilly, S. Duncan, G. Leoni, L. Paterson, L. Carter, M. Rātima & P. Rewi (Eds.), Te Kōparapara: An introduction to the Māori world. (pp. 137-154). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Pōtiki, M. (2017). Ko hurumutu te reo: Ko te matenga o te reo ki Ōtākou. MAI Journal, 6(3), 334-343. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2017.6.3.8

Potiki, M. (2016). The Otago Peninsula: A unique identity. Shima, 10(1), 67-84. doi: 10.21463/shima.10.1.08

Pōtiki, M. (2016). Te Haka Nā Ngā Herehere. Te Pouhere Kōrero, 8, 6-25.

Potiki, M. (2015). Te Tokotoko. In A. Cooper, L. Paterson & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), The lives of colonial objects. (pp. 170-175). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Other Research Output

Potiki, M. (2014, July). Killing demons and cultural collisions. School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies: Te Tumu, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar].

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Chapter in Book - Research

Pōtiki, M. (2018). Takiauē (Tangihanga): Death and mourning. In M. Reilly, S. Duncan, G. Leoni, L. Paterson, L. Carter, M. Rātima & P. Rewi (Eds.), Te Kōparapara: An introduction to the Māori world. (pp. 137-154). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press.

Potiki, M. (2015). Te Tokotoko. In A. Cooper, L. Paterson & A. Wanhalla (Eds.), The lives of colonial objects. (pp. 170-175). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Pōtiki, M. (2017). Ko hurumutu te reo: Ko te matenga o te reo ki Ōtākou. MAI Journal, 6(3), 334-343. doi: 10.20507/MAIJournal.2017.6.3.8

Potiki, M. (2016). The Otago Peninsula: A unique identity. Shima, 10(1), 67-84. doi: 10.21463/shima.10.1.08

Pōtiki, M. (2016). Te Haka Nā Ngā Herehere. Te Pouhere Kōrero, 8, 6-25.

Pōtiki, M. (2015). Me Tā Tāua Mokopuna: The Te Reo Māori writings of H. K. Taiaroa and Tame Parata. New Zealand Journal of History, 49(1), 31-53.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ellison, M. (2011). Te Takiauē o Tiramorehu: Tiramorehu's grief: A study on the writings of Tiramorehu about the suicide of his wife. Proceedings of the New Zealand Historical Association Conference: Past Tensions: Reflections on Making History. Retrieved from http://www.waikato.ac.nz/wfass/NZHA2011/

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Potiki, M. (2015, Jun). Nōku te korikori, kia kori mai hoki koe. Follow lest your fate: Revitalise a Southern Māori dialect or not? Verbal presentation at the 4th Language, Literature & Linguistics (L3) International Conference, Singapore.

Ellison, M. (2013, February). Te tokotoko. Verbal presentation at the Inaugural Conference of the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Ellison, M. (2011, August). Te Hū o Moho: Factors contributing to the death of Te Reo Māori in one village in Te Waipounamu. Verbal presentation at the Hui Poutama: Māori Research Symposium: Past Present Future: Ka Haere Whakamua, Ka Titiro Whakamuri, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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