Tawini Marie Rangihau

Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Arawa

1955 -

Tawini Marie Rangihau was born in Whakatane and was educated at Waimana Primary School and Ōpōtiki College in the Bay of Plenty. She studied part-time at Victoria University for two years and has worked as a reporter on the Māori news programme Te Karere. She is currently General Manager of Language and Programmes at Māori Television Service.

Biographical sources

  • Correspondence from Tawini Rangihau, 21 Nov. 1992 and 9 Nov. 2004.


  • He Rau No Te Rakau Reoreo: A Basic Māori Word List, Preliminary Version. Comp. Anaru Robb in association with Tawini Rangihau and Hiria Tumoana. Ed. Richard Benton. Wellington, N.Z.: Māori Unit, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 1979.
  • "He Tirohanga Rangapu/ Partnership Perspectives." In ‘Māori Affairs D-day.’ Piripi Whaanga. NZ Listener 9 July 1988: 28-31.
  • Whaanga discusses Māori responses to the proposed abolition of the Department of Māori Affairs. Tawini Rangihau adds a section to this article entitled "He Tirohanga Rangapu/Partnership Perspectives’, which is the name of a government publication describing the government plans for dismantling the Māori Affairs Department. Rangihau includes quotes from various Māori kaumatua in Māori with brief English translations concerning their response to Partnership Perspectives.
  • Awhina Mai Ahau Ki Te Whakakaha I Ahau/Help Me To Strengthen Myself. Illus. Leanne Mataa. [Paraparaumu], N.Z.: Wene Macleod and Judith Lyon of the Kapiti and Hongoeka branches of the Māori Women’s Welfare League, 1990.
  • Co-authored and translated by with Ropata Pouwhare and Dr Paparangi Reid.


  • Shopland, Alice. "Meanwhile, Back At The Station..." Listener 7 June 1997. 31.
  • "ATN Principles." Te Māori News: Māori Weekly Newspaper 1.7 (Aug. 1996): 8.
  • Benton, Richard A. Materials for Teaching and Learning the Māori Language: A bibliography of published materials for teaching Māori to speakers of other languages compiled and annotated by Richard A. Benton. Wellington, N.Z.: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Māori Unit, 1979. 7.
  • Erai, Michelle, Fuli, Everdina, Irwin, Kathie and Wilcox, Lenaire. Māori Women: An Annotated Bibliography. [Wellington, N.Z.]: Michelle Erai, Everdina Fuli, Kathie Irwin and Lenaire Wilcox, 1991. 26.