Rachael Ka’ai-mahuta


is of Maori (Ngati Porou, Ngati Tahu), Hawaiian, and Cook Island Maori descent. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) where she is based in Te Ipukarea Research Institute as an Associate Director. Rachael completed her doctorate in 2010 and commenced work at AUT in 2011. Since then, Rachael has been awarded a Te Wheke-a-Toi Post-Doctoral Fellowship, completed a certificate on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy at Columbia University, graduated from Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo – the Institute of Excellence in the Maori Language, and completed a term as a Commissioner to the New Zealand Library and Information Advisory Commission. Rachael’s research interests include: the revitalisation of her Indigenous languages, traditions, and knowledge systems; digital technology for the preservation and dissemination of Indigenous knowledge; Indigenous Peoples’ rights; and the politics of identity and place, especially in relation to the Pacific diaspora.



Last update: September 2019


Articles published on IXD&A:


Preserving Indigenous voices: Web archiving in Aotearoa/New Zealand, N. 41, pp.  24 - 30, abstractdownload