Margaret Forster

Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata

Dr Margaret Forster "is a lecturer at Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, School of Māori Studies. She teaches in the area of Māori knowledge and development and supervises postgraduate research on a range of topics related to the adaptation and resilience of culture. Her research interests are focused around cultural and social sustainability and include an exploration of Māori relationships with whenua (natural environment), Māori-state resource management relations, and cultural and ethical issues related to engagement with Māori particularly at the interface between Matauranga Māori and science."

Biographical sources

  • 29 November 2016


  • Ngati Kahungunu iwi. Maraenui. Te Kohanga Reo: unknown, 2001.
  • Co-authors A. Gillies.
  • Non-fiction

  • First wave source document. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Massey University, Te Hoe Nuku Roa, 2003.
  • Ngā taonga o Tangaroa research project. Massey University, 2005.
  • Co-authors HT. Jahnke and A. Gillies.
  • Session summaries: Regional pacific ethics of knowledge production workshop. 2007.
  • "Maumahara: Linking the past, the present and the future." Women's Studies Journal 21.2 (2007): 83-99.
  • "He pukenga kōrero: A journal of māori studies." He Pukenga Korero: A Journal of Maori studies 9.1, 2009.
  • "Recovering our ancestral landscapes: A wetland's story." Forster, ME. Maori and the Environment: Kaitiaki. Ed. R. Selby, P. Moore, and M. Mulholland. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia Publishing (2010): 199-218.
  • "He pukenga kōrero: A journal of māori studies." He Pukenga Korero: A journal of Māori Studies. 9.2, 2010.
  • "Kaitiakitanga: A Māori Environmental Ethic." Mana Tangata: Politics of empowerment. Ed. H. Jahnke, & M. Mulholland. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia Publishers, 2011.
  • "The dynamics of hapū research relationships." Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 2011.
  • "Tikanga Māori in the workplace." He Pukenga Korero. 10.1, 2011.
  • Co-authors H. Tomlins-Jahnke.
  • "Kaitiakitanga as Environmental Leadership." Ara Mai He Tetekura - Visioning Our Futures. New and emerging pathways of Maori academic leadership. Dunedin, N.Z.: Otago University Press (2013): 112-120.
  • "Imagining new futures: Kaitiakitanga and Agri-Foods." New Zealand Sociology 28.4 (2013): 9-32.
  • Massey's Got Talent: Staff engagement and talent management at Massey University, 2014.
  • Co-authors L. Batten, B. Chainey and C. Pause.
  • Redesigning the BA: Recommendations for the Pro Vice Chancellor. The Arts Qualification Review Working Party. 2014.
  • "Indigeneity and trends in recognizing Maori environmental interests in Aotearoa New Zealand." Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 20.1 (2014): 63-78.
  • "Waewaetakamiria: Caress the land with our footsteps." Indigenous Innovation: Universalities and Peculiarities. SensePublishers (2015): 43-55.
  • Co-authors H. Tomlins-Jahnke.
  • "Waewae takamiria: Caress the Land with out Footsteps." Indigenous Universalities and Peculiarities of Innovation. Ed. S. Huaman, and S. Bharath. USA: Sense Publishers, 2015.
  • Co-author H. Jahnke.
  • "Karanga mai ra: Stories of Māori women as leaders." Leadership 12.3 (2016): 324-345.
  • Co-authors F. Palmer and S. Barnett.
  • Theses

  • "Hei whenua papatipu: Kaitiakitanga and the politics of enhancing the mauri of wetlands." Phd. thesis. Massey, 2012.