Adjunct Research Associate Professor - Te Tumu (April 2014- June 2016)
Office: 4S3, Te Tumu (Richardson Building, South Tower)
Tel: +64 3 479 8364
- 2012 - MNZM (Services to Maori Education)
- 2011 - Appointed by U.N. to expert committee on indigenous affairs and forestry.
- Paper and meeting New York, January 2011. Paper presented 'Forestry and indigenous issues: New Zealand and the Pacific'. See http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/EGM_IPF.html
- 2010 - Marsden grant awarded for three years on: transformations of tribal entrepreneurial leadership.
- 2009 - Inaugral Maori Book Awards, Nga Kupu Ora: Winner, Te Reo Maori Award for Tahuhu Korero: The Sayings of Taitokerau.
- 2008 - FoRST grant awarded for research on regional Maori language, tribal marae and Youth. 2 years.
- 2003 - New Zealand book awards: Montana Book Awards Finalist for Whenua: Managing Our Resources.
- 2002 - Marsden Fund grant for research concerning Indigenous Knowledge and Museum Practice. Grant awarded to Professor Karen Nero, Professor Roger Neich, Dr Paul Tapsell and self.
- 1994 - Rhodes Scholarship.
- 1991-1993 - Annual and Senior Prizes in Maori Studies, Polynesian Society Award for best Stage II paper in Maori Studies, Ngarimu VC Scholarship (1991-1993).
- 2007-2011 - (National) Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.
- 2001-Present - Member, New Zealand Maori Heritage Council, Historic Places Trust, October.
- 2001- Present - Member, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board, October (including being a member of the Strategy and Finance Sub-committee of the Board, and member of the Registration Sub-committee).
- 2004-Present - Ngati Whatua o Orakei Treaty claims team member.
- 2008-Present- Alternative Journal of Indigenous Studies, Editorial Board member.
- 2008 - Ngati Rahiri/ Ngati Kawa treaty claim team member and claim manager
- 2004-2009 - Chairperson, Te Kawautikitiki Charitable Trust.
- 2007-2009 - Trustee, Michael King Writers Trust.
- 2001-2008 - Member, Te Kaunihera o Te Whare Wananga o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa.
- 2001-2005 - Member, Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, University of Auckland.
Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Tane, P. (2023). Applying whakapapa research methodology in Māori kin communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. Kōtuitui. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2023.2227232
Fforde, C., Hemming, S., Kawharu, M., Kent, L., Mayer, L., Rigney, D., & Tapsell, P. (2023). Heritage, reconciliation and peacebuilding in Australia and New Zealand. In N. Shepherd (Ed.), Rethinking heritage in precarious times: Coloniality, climate change, and Covid-19. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003188438
Kawharu, M., Tapsell, P., & Tane, H. (2022). Pā to plate: Innovation at source: Preliminary insights. Commissioned by Our Land & Water National Science Challenge. 26p.
Kawharu, M., Tane, H., & Tapsell, P. (2022). Pā to plate: Indicators of success. Commissioned by Our Land & Water National Science Challenge. 42p. Retrieved from https://ourlandandwater.nz/outputs/pa-to-plate-indicators-of-success
Stephenson, J., Kawharu, M., Bond, S., & Diprose, G. (2022). What does success look like? A flaxroots perspective of adaptation. In C. Hendtlass, T. FitzGerald, A. Serrano & D. Neale (Eds.), Coastal adaptation: Adapting to coastal change and hazard risk in Aotearoa New Zealand [Special publication 5]. (pp. 13-15). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Coastal Society. Retrieved from https://www.coastalsociety.org.nz