Ema Te Toroa Tangiariri Pohatu

Ngāti Apa

Toroa Pohatu has a Teacher’s College Diploma and was a lecturer in the Māori Department at Otago University in the 1990s. She has written book reviews and has delivered papers in bicultural education, Māori art and artists. She has written a song which was published in Nga Puke and another song which appears on Shona Rapira Davies’ sculptural piece in Wellington. With Godfrey Pohatu, she has taught courses on creative Māori writing for university students.

Biographical sources

  • Interview with Toroa Pohatu in 1993


  • "Ko Nga Waiata Me Nga Haka." I Tito: 1988-1992. Etita: Ko Godfrey H. Pohatu. [Ed. Godfrey H. Pohatu]. Māori Studies Monograph No 2. Dept. of Māori Studies, University of Otago, 1992.
  • Na Godfrey raua ko Toroa Pohatu. [Co-authored with Godfrey Pohatu]


  • "Ngāti Apa developments: key motivators in education." Mana Tangata: Māori Newspaper July 1992: 13.