Ko Ngāti Raukawa rātou, ko Ngāti Porou, ko Ngāti Konohi tōna Iwi. Ko Fiona Te Momo ia. Dr Te Momo holds a Doctorate of Philosophy, Master in Māori and Pacific Development with Honours, a Postgraduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management, Bachelor of Arts, and a Certificate in Māori Studies from the University of Waikato. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Māori Arts, Knowledge, and Education in the College of Humanities and Social Science at Massey University. She lectures in Whānau Development, Whānau Interventions, Whānau Forms and Functions, Māori Development, Social
Farah Rangikoepa Palmer is the Director of the Māori Business & Leadership Centre and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, College of Business, Massey University. Her teaching and research interests are in the sociology of sport, sport management, leadership and governance as they relate to Māori and women in particular. Dr Palmer was a member of the New Zealand women’s rugby team (Black Ferns) from 1995 to 2006, and captained the team to three World Cups (1998, 2002, and 2006).
Poia Rewi lectures at Te Tumu (School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies), the University of Otago. His main areas of research and teaching, and community engagement involve the Māori language, Māori culture, education and performing arts. He was Co-Principal Investigator on the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga 'Te Pae Tawhiti' initiative on Te Reo Māori.
Brendan Hokowhitu is of Ngāti Pukenga, and is currently Dean of the University of Waikato’s School of Māori and Pacific Development (SMPD). He grew up in Ōpōtiki and spent a year at the University of Waikato before completing a Physical Education degree at Otago. He completed his Masters at the University of Victoria (Canada) and then a PhD at Otago, before becoming a Lecturer in Te Tumu, Otago’s School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, where he spent 10 years. Prior to returning to Waikato, he was Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.