Maatakiri Te Ruki


  • The University of Western Australia (M054), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


University of the Sunshine Coast
Foundations of University Teaching 2014

Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa 2004
Tāhūhū Whakahaere (Master of Māori and Management)

Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa 2002
Poutuarongo Toko Mana (Bachelor of Māori and Administration)

Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa 2000
Heke Whakahaere (Diploma of Māori and Management)
Heke Toko Mana (Diploma of Māori and Administration)

Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki 1998
Te Tohu Mōhiotanga Level 3 (Certificate in Māori Language)

Taranaki Polytechnic 1996
Business and Administration Computing Level 3

Proven ability to communicate well, resolve conflict and manage people. Proven leadership and management skills. Advanced computer skills across a range of applications. Postgraduate studies in office management and human resources administration. Outstanding attention to detail; proven organisational skills and ability to adapt to new systems and processes quickly and efficiently. Quick learner and able to adapt to change. People person with a passion for Indigenous higher education.

Future research

I am interested in pursuing PhD study from a Māori perspective and worldview about "how the way we use words affect our health and well-being"

Previous positions

University of the Sunshine Coast (Full-Time Casual) 06/2016-11/2016
Admin Support, Work Integrated Learning (WIL), Faculty of Arts, Business, and Law
Project Officer, Research Enterprise (Schools), Faculty of Arts Business and Law
Executive Support, Office of the Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts Business, and Law

University of the Sunshine Coast (Fixed Term) 05/2015-12/2015
Receptionist/Executive Support, Office of the Vice Chancellor, and President

University of the Sunshine Coast (Short-Term Contract) 02/2012-08/2012
Research Assistant / Transcriber, School of Journalism

University of the Sunshine Coast (Fixed-Term) 03/2011-05/2015
Indigenous Services Officer, Buranga Centre, Student Life and Learning

University of Queensland (Fixed-Term) 02/2009-02/2011
ITAS Coordinator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit

Te Reo o Taranaki Charitable Trust (Contract) 06/2008-12/2008
Project Manager – Te Pute Routiriata - Digital Archives

University of Queensland (Fixed-Term) 02/2008-06/2008
Administration Officer, Timetabling and RoomBookings Office, Academic Facilities

Australian Catholic University (Fixed-Term) 07/2007-12/2007
Office Manager, Weemala Indigenous Education Unit

University of Queensland (Short-Term Contract) 03/2007-07/2007
Cadetship Coordinator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit

University of Queensland (Fixed-Term) 09/2005-03/2007
Assistant Timetables Officer, Timetabling and RoomBookings Office, Academic Facilities.

Current projects

currently developing a new radio program for Radio 6EBA 95.3FM to deliver a bi-lingual Maori/English program.

Industrial relevance

Industry Mentor – International Organisation of Student Services 2013 – 2014
Masters Course – University of Florida
QLD Regional Co-Convenor – Australia & NZ Student Services Association2015 - 2016
Member – Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia Association 2013 – 2015
Member – Sunshine Coast Indigenous Network Group 2011 – 2014
Member – Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group 2011 – 2015
Lecturer – Faculty of Arts, Business and Law, University of the Sunshine Coast 2011 – 2015
University Representative, Former Origin Greats, Indigenous Career Expo 2012 – 2013
Convenor, Māori Group, Radio 4EB 98.1FM 2005 - 2008

Teaching overview

LNG110: Language and Linguistics

USC Short Language Courses - Te Reo Māori


Iwi and Hapū Papers (Tribal Studies Research)
MRH1B: Critical Analysis of One Marae
MRH1C: Iwi/Hapū History: An Analysis
MRH1D: Kaumātua: Contemporary History
MRH1E: Critical Appreciation of the Work of a Living Artist
MRH2B: Advanced Study of One Hapū
MRH2C: Advanced Selected Private Studies
MRH2D: Assessment of Marae Usage
MRH2E: Practical Māori Art and the Formation of Social Capital
MRH3B: Assessment of the State of Te Reo Māori in a Selected Hapū
MRH3C: Taiaha and Patu: Theory and Performance
MRH3D: Advanced Oral Literature Studies
RH3E: Advanced Whānau/Hapū/Iwi Performance
MRH3F: Advanced Taonga/Treasure Research

Management and Administration (Specialized Research)
MRA1: Integration of Learning
MRA2: Economic Performance
MRA3: Legal Environment
MRA4: Data Analysis
MRA5: Decision Analysis
MRA6: Financial Analysis
MRA7: Marketing Management
MRA8: Operations Management
MRA9: Strategic Analysis and Program Management
MRA10: Strategic Communications
MRA11: He Tangata (Human Resources)
MRA12: Management Education and the Māori Nation (Thesis)

Te Reo Māori (Language Research)
MREO1A: Whakatupu i Te Reo
MREO1D: Te Reo Opaki
KWR1 & 2: Kura Wānanga Reo

Elective Papers (Research Topics)
MRE1: Managing Non-Profit Organisations
MRE7: Managing Inter-Hapū/Iwi Relationships
MRC1: Introduction to Communication Issues
MRC4: Advanced Communications and Information Systems

Research Topics Presentation and Performance
KWR1 & 2:Performance Kura Wānanga Reo I and II
MRH3B: Presentation Assessment of the State of Te Reo Māori in a Selected Hapū
MRH3C: Performance Taiaha and Patu: Theory and Performance
MRH3D: Performance Advanced Oral Literature Studies
MRA6: Presentation Financial Analysis
MRA10: Demonstration Strategic Communications
MREO1D: Presentation Te Reo Opaki


English (native)
Māori (fluent)
Spanish (basic)

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