Valance Smith is a Lecturer and Kaikōrero at Auckland University of Technology. Smith's teaching areas include Te reo Māori and Māori language and culture. His research interests are in Māori pop music and the role of te reo Māori within this definition.
- https://www.aut.ac.nz/profiles/te-ara-poutama/lecturers/valance-smith 25 November 2016
- "Colonising waiata: The dawn of a new socio-cultural soundscape." Kia Ronaki The Maori Performing Arts. Ed. R. T. A. Ka'ai-Mahuta, T. Ka'ai, and J. Moorfield. Auckland, N.Z.: Pearson, 2013.