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Keita Durie

Job Title: 
Kairangahau Māori | Māori Researcher
Ngāti Kauwhata, Rangitāne, Ngaiterangi

He uri a Keita nō Ngāti Kauwhata, nō Rangitāne hoki. I te taha o tōna whaea, nō Tauranga Moana ia.  

Keita began her teaching career in 2016, working as a Bilingual Teacher in an rūmaki unit in Tauranga Moana. She has experience working with the New Zealand curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. She has also led a newly established bilingual unit in Whangārei, working successfully with iwi, hapū, whanau and leadership to create the foundation for the unit. Currently, she is completing her Professional Inquiry for a Master of Education (Māori Education) through Massey University in Palmerston North. Her research explores effective practices that contribute to the success of Māori students in English-Medium secondary schools, from the perspective of Māori principals.  


  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) – Waikato University 
  • Diploma in Te Tohu Paetahi – Waikato University

Interests / research: 

  • Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga Māori 
  • Māori Education 
  • Kaupapa Māori methodology 
  • Māori-medium models of Education