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Te Kāhui Amokura

The role of Te Kāhui Amokura (the Committee on Māori) is to advance and promote the collective interests of New Zealand’s universities to improve outcomes for Māori university students (tauira), Māori university staff and Māori scholarship. Te Kāhui Amokura was officially formed in 2004 and comprises a representative from each university. The current membership is:

Darryn Russell (Chair)


University of Canterbury


Jim Peters 


University of Auckland


Professor Pare Keiha


Auckland University of Technology


Professor Rawinia Higgins


Victoria University of Wellington


Dr. Charlotte Severne


Massey University


Dr. Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai


University of Waikato


Dr. Dione Payne


Lincoln University


Tuari Potiki


University of Otago


Te Kāhui Amokura Strategic Work Plan

The Te Kāhui Amokura Strategic Work Plan was endorsed by Te Pōkai Tara in February 2015.  This plan identifies key policy areas for long term focus that contribute to Te Pōkai Tara overarching priorities.  


Fiona Johnson-Bell

Te Pouhārō

Portfolio Manager – Education System and Māori

Last modified: April 7th, 2017