Anake Angus Murray Goodall

Ngāi Tahu

1960 -

Anake Goodall was born in Dunedin and educated at the University of Canterbury where he graduated with B.A. in Māori and an M.B.A. in 1993. He was a New Zealand Harkness Fellow from 2000-2001 and was Ngāi Tahu Settlement Implementation Manager. In 2007 he was appointed chief executive of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. He presented the Ngāi Tahu case for land and fishing rights in the second episode of "Storytellers of the Pacific" on TV1. He writes non-fiction work.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence and email with Anake Goodall, Nov, Dec 1997, and 23 Nov. 1998.
  • The Press 1996.


  • "Water Resources and the Kai Tahu Claim." Resource Management Law Reform, Ministry for the Environment, Working Paper No. 29, 1989.
  • Paper based on all the Ngāi Tahu submissions to the Waitangi Tribunal which included comment on water-related issues.
  • Te Whakatau Kaupapa: Ngāi Tahu Resource Management Strategy for the Canterbury Region. Wellington, N.Z.: Aoraki, 1990.
  • Co-authors Te Maire Tau, Anake Goodall, David Palmer and Rakiihia Tau. The authors state that this publication "is a statement of Ngāi Tahu beliefs and values which should be taken into account when Town and Country Planning Schemes, or plans under the Water and Soil Conservation Act, are being prepared or changed." This comprehensive study discusses the Treaty of Waitangi and the Ngāi Tahu Claim, the relationship of Ngāi Tahu with the environment, and it lists Ngāi Tahu objectives and policies and the schedule of Māori reserves land. The publication examines the reserves, fishing easements, mahinga kai, urupa and maps in the Kaiapoi, Otautahi (Christchurch, N.Z.), Te Pataka a Te Rakaihautu (Banks Peninsula), Te Taumutu, Arowhenua, and Waihao areas. The publication concludes with maps, glossary, bibliography and index.
  • Ko Waitaki te Awa: Ka Roimata na Aoraki i Riringi. Wellington, N.Z.: Aoraki, 1992.
  • Goodall states: "This book published the contents of a report of the same name that addresses, from a Kai Tahu perspective, various aspects of a proposal by Electricorp New Zealand to develop the Lower Waitaki River."
  • "Tāngata Whenua Perspectives - Ngā Mania Whakatekateka o Waitaha." Workshop Proceedings: Conservation Criteria in the High Country. Department of Conservation, 1993.
  • Outline of Ngāi Tahu interests in the high country, including traditional, contemporary and future aspirations.
  • "Te Tangata Tuatahi." Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) Resource Audit. Canterbury Regional Council, 1995.
  • An explanatory chapter for inclusion in a compilation of background information on the lake and its environs. This document will form the basis of a future lake management plan.
  • "Discussion Paper on the Nature and Extent of Freshwater Fisheries Rights and Options for their Future Management", Te Ohu Kaimoana (Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission), 1996.
  • Co-authored principally with Séan Kerins, and other working party members. A discussion document written by a multi-tribal Working Group addressing the nature of tribal customary interests in freshwater fisheries and their environments, and the opportunities for the re-establishment and development of those interests in the contemporary context.
  • "Te Waka ā Māui me ōna Toka Mahi Tuna: South Island Eel Management Plan", Te Wähi Pounamu Eel Working Group and The Ministry of Fisheries, December 1996.
  • Contributing author, together with other Working Group members. This report is the result of the work of the Working Group and addresses the practical reconciliation of customary and commercial rights in the South Island eel fishery. It encapsulates the agreement negotiated between the parties and provides direction for the future direction of the new working relationship.
  • Te Karaka: Special Edition - ‘Crown Settlement Offer’. Ngāi Tahu Publications, 1997.
  • Co-authored with Justine Inns, Richard Meade, Nick Davidson and Sandra Cook.
  • Discourses and Silences: Indigenous Peoples, Risks and Resistance. Ed. Garth Cant, Anake Goodall and Justine Inns. Christchurch, N.Z.: Dept. of Geography, University of Canterbury, 2005.
  • Reviews

  • Rev. of Māori Is My Name, edited by John Caselberg. Te Karanga: Canterbury Māori Studies Association 4.2 (1988): 38.


  • Ifopo, Felolini Maria. "It’s All Good." Te Karaka 28 (2008): 26.
  • Reviews

    Discourses and silences
  • Overton, John. Rev. of Discourses And Silences: Indigenous Peoples, Risks And Resistance, by Garth Cant, Anake Goodall and Justine Inns. New Zealand Geographer 62.3 (2006): 237-238.