Ngahuia Te Awekotuku
Ngahuia Te Awekotuku is a cultural activist, writer, research professor and frustrated artist. Her PhD (1981) focused on tourism and Maori culture. Since then, she has served on various governance boards in the arts and the academy. She has worked as a museum curator, art historian and repatriation consultant. Now at the University of Waikato, she is interested in heritage issues, gender, the arts and cultural studies. She enjoys haka, cats and half marathons, which take her home to Waiariki, along the Waikato, and towards Waikaremoana.