Tahu Potiki

Ngāi Tahu

Tahu Potiki has worked as Kaiarahi at Christchuch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, was Chair of the Board of Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation and is currently Chief Executive of Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu. He is a Board member of He Oranga Pounamu and has been a Board member of the West Coast and Canterbury District Health Boards. He is a regular columnist in The Press.

Biographical sources

  • “Tahu Potiki: Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu.” http://www.innovate.org.nz/speakers/Tahu-Potiki.html 22 June 2011.

    Children's literature

  • Te Kete a Rakaihautu. Tahu Potiki, Jenny Rendall and Gabrielle Huria. Illus. Jenny Rendell. Christchurch, N.Z.: Ngāi Tahu Development Corp., 1996.
  • Fiction

  • Where No Birds Sing: Tales of The Supernatural in Aotearoa. Christchurch, [N.Z.]: Shoal Bay, 1998.
  • Co-authors Grant Shanks and Tahu Potiki.
  • When The Wind Calls Your Name: Tales of The Supernatural in Aotearoa. Christchurch, [N.Z.]: Shoal Bay, 1999.
  • Co-authors Grant Shanks and Tahu Potiki.
  • Films/Video

  • One News: Waitangi Special. [Auckland, N.Z.]: TVNZ, c2001.
  • One videocassette (55 min.) Taped from TV One broadcast 6.2.2001. Dir. Norman Sievewright. Prod. Caroline Vennell. Potiki is one of a pannel interviewed by Mike Hosking on the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi in the 21st Century.
  • Non-fiction

  • "Mother Earth Holds Power." The Press 26 Nov. 2010. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4391673/Mother-earth-holds-power 22 June 2011.
  • "Ngai Tahu Chief Guides Pike River 29 In Final Journey." The Press 3 Dec. 2010. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4418683/Ngai-Tahu-chief-guides-Pike-River-29-in-final-journey 22 June 2011.
  • "Signs Of Change In Heartland New Zealand At Country Show." The Press 10 Dec. 2010. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4443160/Signs-of-change-in-heartland-New-Zealand-at-country-show 22 June 2011.
  • "Waikato-Tainui Clash A Symptom Of The Evolution Of Iwi Structures." The Press 17 Dec. 2010. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4468544/Waikato-Tainui-clash-a-symptom-of-the-evolution-of-iwi-structures 22 June 2011.
  • "Where The @+!# Is Santa Claus?" The Press 24 Dec. 2010. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4492101/Where-the-is-Santa-Claus 22 June 2011.
  • "A New View Of Māori Arrival." The Press 31 Dec. 2010. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4504668/A-new-view-of-Maori-arrival 22 June 2011.
  • "Lighting up Dark Corners." The Press 7 Jan. 2011. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4518538/Lighting-up-dark-corners 22 June 2011.
  • "Waitangi Day Tensions Minor Compared To Those Of The Past." The Press 4 Feb. 2011. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4616698/Waitangi-Day-tensions-minor-compared-to-those-of-the-past 22 June 2011.
  • "Keep The Dirty Laundry Private." The Press 11 Feb. 2011. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4644110/Keep-the-dirty-laundry-private
  • "Hotel Cash Call Creates ‘Big Grumpy Moment’ For Tired Traveller." The Press 18 Feb. 2011. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/4673293/Hotel-cash-call-creates-big-grumpy-moment-for-tired-traveller 22 June 2011.