Faculty of Arts


Mana Maori Motuhake / Maori Politics and Public Policy


An introduction to Māori politics and public policy.

This course explores Māori self-determination from pre-contact, through to the signing of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Niu Tīreni/Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi, the formation of the Māori electorates, urbanisation and protest movements, the Waitangi Tribunal, the formation of the Māori party and efforts to have a “seat at the table”, and explores what self-determination and participation in the political system might look like in the future.

Particular emphasis is placed on the diversity of identities, values and political views within Māoridom (e.g., where does Winston Peters fit into all of this?).

The course also gives students an opportunity to explore comparative indigenous politics.


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Not taught in 2021


Lecturer(s) Dr Lara Greaves


POLITICS 229: 15.0 points


30 points at Stage I in Politics and International Relations or Māori Studies, or any 60 points

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