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Megan Potiki

Megan Potiki imageDip Tch Primary (Otago) BEd (Otago) MEd (Canterbury)
Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Te Āti Awa

Coordinator of Master of Indigenous Studies programme
Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Contact

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

Research

Megan hails from Ōtākou and is of Kāi Tahu and Te Ātiawa descent. She lives at Ōtākou with her husband and three children.

Megan is working towards completing her PhD on the contributing factors to the death of the Māori language at Ōtākou. Her research interests are focused on the loss of te reo Māori at Ōtākou, traditional mōteatea and new waiata composition, takiaue (death and māori customs pertaining to the dead), and the written Māori archives of the past that have a particular geographical focus on her tribal region of Kāi Tahu.

Teaching

Supervision

Current

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

Completed

  • 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.

Leoni, G., & Pōtiki, M. (2018, November). Ngā piki me ngā heke. Verbal presentation at the Māori Research Symposium: Mauri Ora: Human Flourishing, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Potiki, M. (2018, October). Gold, the great leveller. Verbal presentation at the 24th Australasian Mining History Association (AMHA) Annual Conference, Cromwell, New Zealand.

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

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

Leoni, G., & Pōtiki, M. (2018, November). Ngā piki me ngā heke. Verbal presentation at the Māori Research Symposium: Mauri Ora: Human Flourishing, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Potiki, M. (2018, October). Gold, the great leveller. Verbal presentation at the 24th Australasian Mining History Association (AMHA) Annual Conference, Cromwell, New Zealand.

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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