Pare Areta Keiha

Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a Māhaki

1958 -

Pare Keiha graduated with a M.Sc from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Auckland. He was awarded the Senior Prize in Chemistry in 1979. Subsequent qualifications include Dotor of Philosophy from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Auckland University, Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Auckland and Master of Commercial Law from the Department of Commercial Law, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Auckland. He was marketing manager for Challenge Properties Ltd from 1988-89 and Marketing Executive for Challenge Properties from From 1991 – 1994 he was a self employed management consultant working for the University of Auckland and Malcolm Consultants Ltd. From 1994-1997 Keiha was Director of the Master of Management Programme at the University of Auckland. He then worked as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Management and Employment Relations at Auckland University and was a Management Consultant and Director of Research at Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust. Since 1998 he has been Tumuaki of Te Ara Poutama, Head of the Faculty of Māori Development, Pro Vice Chancellor Māori Advancement and Pro Vice Chancellor Commercialisation at The Auckland Institute of Technology. He is Co-Director of the Centre for Māori Innovation and Development. He has also had memberships on the Legal Services Agency Board, the Performance based Research Fund Working Group, the Board of the Foundation for Research Science and Technology, CoRE (Centres of Research Excellence) Committee, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. He has chaired the Māori Development Portfolio Reference Group. He has been a Director of Gisborne Holdings Limited, Port Gisborne Limited, Port Gisborne Forests Ltd., Metrowater Ltd., Auckland City Holdings Ltd, and Waitemata Health Ltd. In 2008 he was a recipient of the Insignia of Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services to business, education and Māori.

Biographical sources

  • Email correspondence from Dr Keiha 6 Dec. 2004.
  • “Pare Keiha.” 15 April 2008. 1 Oct. 2010.


  • "The Contribution of Science and Technology to Business." Leadership Priorities for New Zealand Science and Technology, Royal Society Miscellaneous Series. Wellington, N.Z.: The Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 1998. 110-114.
  • "Teaching Māori Students Business Issues: An Experimental Approach." Educqation and Training 44.3 (2002): 138-143.
  • Co-authors A. Zapalska, D. Brozik, H. Dabb and P. Keiha.
  • "Teaching Business Issues with Experimental Methods: Simulations." Academy of Educational Leadership Journal 7.1 (2003): 1-6.
  • Advancing a Digital Strategy for Learning and Teaching te reo Māori. Pare Keiha, John Moorfield, Tania Ka’ai and Hohepa Spooner. 1 Oct. 2010.
  • Other

  • "Dewatering Trials on Ohinewai Peat." Unpublished Research Contract for the New Zealand Enrgy Research and Development Committee, 1985.
  • Co-authors B. Tricklebank and P. Keiha.
  • "Cathode Degradation Associated with Alkali Uptake in Carbon Aluminium Reduction Cells." Unpublished Research Contract for SIGRI Germany, 1988.
  • Co-authors B. Tricklebank and P. Keiha.
  • Papers/Presentations

  • "The Mast of Management Programme – An Educational Partnership Between NZ Business, The University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington." A paper presented at the International Conference of Australia/New Zealand Business Studies, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 1995.
  • Co-authors P. Keiha, G. Stockport and I. W. Hall.
  • "Competing in the New Economy." Phoenix, Arizona, 10 Nov. 1996. Strategic Management Society 16th International Conf.
  • Panel Presentation "How Strategies are Really Created: Five New Zealand Examples."
  • "Closing the Gaps: The New Zealand Response to Māori Development." Paper presented at the 2000 International Conf. on the Policy of Urban Aborigines (Indigenous Peoples), Taipei, Taiwan. Published in the Conference Proceedings. 199-236.
  • "Ethnicity: Barrier or an Opportunity in Engineering?" Proceedings of the Fourth UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education Annual Conf. on Engineering Education Ed. Z. Pudlowski. Bangkok, Thailand, 7-10 Feb. 2001. 74-78.
  • Co-authors J. Buckeridge, P. Keiha and H. Stonyer.
  • Theses

  • "Oxygen Functional Groups in Four New Zealand Coals." MSc Thesis, Dept. of Chemistry, U of Auckland, 1981.
  • "The Construction and Evaluation of Bi-polar Cells for the Electrowinning of Lead from Lead Chloride." PhD Thesis, Dept. of Chemical and Material Engineering, U of Auckland, 1988.
  • "The Implications of State Sanctioned Monopoly and Mynopsony on International Trade and Competition Policy." Dissertation. Dept. of Commercial Law, U of Auckland, 1999.