Dr Keri-Anne Wikitera

Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue
Senior Lecturer
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Dr Keri Wikitera is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Her Māori tribal affiliation is Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue of Te Arawa. Keri's personal and academic interests are specifically positioned within promoting and enhancing indigenous tourism development, intercultural exchange, Māori cultural identity, Māori economic development and management studies.

Dr Tina Makereti

Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Tina Makereti has a PhD and Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is a novelist, essayist, curator and short fiction writer. Her first novel, Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings (Vintage, 2014) has been described as a New Zealand classic and 'a remarkable first [book that] spans generations of Moriori, Māori and Pākehā descendants as they grapple with a legacy of pacifism, violent domination and cross-cultural dilemmas.' It was longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award 2016 and won the 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Award for Fiction.

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