Professor Wiremu Doherty


Wiremu comes from a background in secondary school teaching. He was Assistant Principal at Saint Stephen’s School, then Principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi Marae, Where he left secondary teaching for Tertiary, spending time at Manukau Institute of Technology as Te Amorangi (Maori Director) . He currently is a Professor of Education and Provost – Academic at Te Whare Wananga o Awanui-a-rangi.

Wiremu is the author of Te Reo Maori NCEA Level 1 and 2. He’s a Foundation Touchstone member of the Secondary Schools Futures Project. At the same time he has completed his PhD on the roots of Matauranga Maori in tribal based knowledge – Matauranga-a-Iwi. In these two roles he combines a kaupapa Maori background with experience in imaging future education and its relevance to Maori.

Wiremu is the Chair of Kai Tuhono, the Body established by NZQA to ensure Maori content is used appropriately. He serves as a board member on the James Henare Research Centre at the University of Auckland, was a past Board Member of Manukau Institute of Technology,Chair of Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust Academic Board and Chair of the National Urban Maori Authority Academic Board.