Dr Nēpia Mahuika

University Fellow

Nēpia is of Ngāti Porou and Waikato/Ngāti Maniapoto descent. He currently teaches Aotearao New Zealand History, Māori and Indigenous Histories, Oral History, and Historical Methodology, at the University of Waikato. He is the current chair of Te Pouhere Kōrero, a national Māori historians collective, and is a member of the New Zealand Historical Association Executive Committee. 

Nēpia received a Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award to research the roles of oral traditions and oral histories as historical sources for Native American and Maori at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana.

Research Interests

  • Māori and Kiwi history
  • Oral history
  • Historical theory and methodology
  • New Zealand history
  • Identity construction

Link to Research Publications

Nepia Mahuika


E: nmahuika@waikato.ac.nz

The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand