Rangi Matamua

Ngāi Tūhoe

Doctor Matamua of Tūhoe, is a lecturer based in the School of Māori and Pacific Development at Waikato University. He has undertaken significant research in the areas of Māori language revitalisation, Māori culture, Māori astronomy and broadcasting. In his MA thesis Doctor Matamua focused on traditional Tūhoe weaponry, and his PhD examined the role of Māori radio in Māori language revitalisation. In addition, Dr Matamua has produced a number of publications in his specialist areas, and sits on a number of related boards including Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions (SMART). Dr Matamua is a graduate of the Panekiretanga o te reo programme, and is a current student of the Te Mata Punenga course under the guidance of Professor Pou Temara and Professor Wharehuia Milroy.

Biographical sources

  • http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fmis/about/staff/rmatamua 18 October 2016


  • "A history of Māori radio." He Pĩ Ka Rere, Tauira 1, (2010): 79-90.
  • Literature Review to Inform Social Marketing Objectives, and Approaches, and Behavioural Change Indicators to Support the Regeneration of Te Reo Māori. Wellington, N.Z.: Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, 2010.
  • Co-author C. Kahukura.
  • "Te reo Māori in 2020." He Pī Ka Rere, Tauira 1, (2010): 39-45.
  • Co-author P. Temara.
  • "Ka mate kāinga tahi, ka ora kāinga rua. Tūhoe and the environment - The impact of the Tūhoe diaspora on the Tūhoe environment." Māori and the Environment: Ed. Kaitiaki. R. Selby, P. Moore, and M. Mulholland. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia Publishers (2010): 95-107.
  • Co-author P. Temara.
  • "Kai hea te mana o te reo Māori?" te Kōtihitihi. nga Tuhinga Reo Māori, 2011, 1, 39-43.
  • Co-author P. Temara.
  • "Tirohia Matariki." Wellington, N.Z.: Te Mata o te Tau: the Academy for Māori Research & Scholarship, Massey University, 2011.
  • Whakapiki i te Reo. Evaluation Research Report October 2011.
  • Co-author C. Kahukura.
  • Other

  • Mutu te Momi. Evaluation Report March 2009. Rotorua, N.Z.: WERA Consultants Ltd., 2009.
  • WEIL Kōhanga Reo Research Report. Wellington, N.Z.: Kahukura Consultants, 2010.
  • Co-authors C. Kahukura.
  • Te Reo o Waikaremoana. Waikaremoana Reo Survey - Final Report August 2010.
  • Theses

  • "Te Reo Pāho: Māori radio and lanuguage revitalisation." Matamua, R. PhD Thesis, Massey University, Palmerston North, 2006.