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Professor Pare Keiha

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Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Culture and Society, Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori Advancement, Dean/Tumuaki, Te Ara Poutama

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 6037


Physical Address:

Room WB311,
Te Ara Poutama,
Wellesley Street East,
Auckland Central 1142

Postal Address:
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


QSO, MSc, PhD, MBA, MComLaw, MinstD, FRSA, MRSNZ

Memberships and Affiliations:

Iwi affiliations: Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata


Professor Pare Keiha is the Pro-Vice Chancellor: Māori Advancement and also for Learning and Teaching.  Previously, he also held the position of Pro-Vice Chancellor for Commercialisation. He is the current Dean of Te Ara Poutama, The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development.

He has a strong and extensive background in the governance of a number of public and private companies. His networks and knowledge of research, science and technology is wide-spread and are well recognised.  Professor Keiha has participated in a number of reviews at the Auckland Museum including the Collections, Research and Library review, the review of the National History Collections, the review of the Cultural Collections and the review of the War Memorial Collections.

Professor Keiha has served as a member on a number of boards and committees including the Board of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.  He has also contributed to a number of national significant research groups including the Performance Based Research Fund Working Group and Sector Reference Group.  In the past, he was a member of the Centre of Research Excellence Fund committees of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Research Areas:

Professor Keiha’s business experience covers strategic and business planning, project management and marketing.  His present academic pursuits include Māori development, competition law and policy, intellectual property law, and corporate governance


  • Ka'ai, T. M., Keiha, P., Moorfield, J. C., & Spooner, H. (2009). Advancing a digital strategy for learning and teaching te reo Maori. Retrieved from
  • Keiha, P. A., & Moon, P. (2008). Response to Maori Urbanisation. Te Kaharoa, 1, 1-17.
  • Bremner, H., Keiha, P., & Ormsby, O. (2006). Maori Tourism Development Trust Board research strategy. Wellington: FRST.
  • Keiha, P., & Brown, M. (2006). Final report: Seeding grant contract. Auckland.
  • Keiha Pare. (2005). [Commentary on the Hui Taumata 2005 Stimulus Papers]. (pp. pp. 1-8). Retrieved from
  • Keiha Pare. (2005). The innovation challenge: A Maori perspective. In Te Ara Matariki: Pathway to New Beginnings Conference 2005. Rotorua.
  • Dabb, H., Keiha, P., Zapalska, A., & Brozik, D. (2003). Teaching business issues with experimental methods:  Simulations. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 7(1), 1-6.
  • Zapalska, A., Brozik, D., Dabb, H., & Keiha, P. (2002). Teaching Maori students business issues: An experimental approach. Education and Training, 44(3), 138-143.
  • Buckeridge, J. S., Pudlowski, Z. J., Keiha, P., & Stonyer, H. (2001). Ethnicity: barrier or an opportunity in Engineering?. In Z. J. Pudlowski (Ed.), 4th UICEE Annual Conference on Engineering Education:  Innovation in Engineering Education (pp. 74-78). Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Keiha Pare. (2000). Closing the Gaps:  The New Zealand Response to Maori Development. In 2000 International Conference on the Policy of Urban Aborigines (Indigenous Peoples) (pp. 15). Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Keiha Pare. (1999). The Implications of State Sanctioned Monolopy and Mynopsomy on International Trade and Competition Policy. (Master's Thesis/Postgraduate Dissertation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand).
  • Keiha Pare. (1998). The Contribution of Science and Technology to Business. In The Leadership Priorities for New Zealand Science and Technology: The Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand Vol. 54 (pp. 110-114). Wellington, New Zealand.


Pare was honoured by the Queen in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List when he was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) for his services to business, education and Māori.