Hēmi Whaanga

Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Waitaha

Dr Hēmi Whaanga is a senior research fellow in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao (The School of Māori and Pacific Development) at the University of Waikato. Hēmi has been involved, in various capacities as a project leader, writer and researcher, in a range of linguistic, indigenous Māori knowledge and curriculum projects. He has published in the areas of indigenous Māori knowledge, traditional ecological knowledge, digitisation of indigenous knowledge, language revitalisation, linguistics, language teaching and curriculum development.

Biographical sources

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


  • "Introducing the Draft Learning Progression Framework for Maori in the New Zealand Curriculum." Journal of Maori and Pacific Development 4.2 (2003): 25-49.
  • Co-author W. H. Crombie.
  • "The Māori language revitalisation agenda and Te Whakapiki Reo and Te Whakapiki i te Reo: Meeting the needs of teachers." Journal of Maori and Pacific Development 6.2 (2005): 30-41.
  • Co-author H. K. Te Kanawa.
  • "Te puāwaitanga o te puawānanga." Whaanga, H. He Puna Kōrero - Journal of Maori & Pacific Development 6.1 (2005): 1.
  • "The display and conservation of taonga Māori - establishing culturally appropriate dislay and conversation facilities: Mahi Māreikura - a work in progress." He Puna Kōrero - Journal of Māori & Pacific Development 7.2. (2006): 3-39.
  • Co-author R. Hedley.
  • Papers/Presentations

  • "The Te Reo Māori curriculum: Design, review, rewrite." Proceedings of the New Zealand Association of Language Teachers Biennial Conference . [electronic resource]: NZALT, (2006): pp. 50-58.
  • Co-author W. Crombie.
  • Theses

  • "Case roles/ relations and discourse relations: A Māori language-based perspective." PhD Thesis, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2006.