Valance Smith

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Lecturer, Kaikōrero (speaker)

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 extn 6062


Physical Address:
Room WB414,
Te Ara Poutama – The Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development,
Wellesley Street East,
Auckland Central 1142

Postal Address:
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142



Memberships and Affiliations:

Iwi affiliations: Ngā Puhi, Waikato

Teaching Areas:

Te reo Māori (the Māori language), Māori language and culture 

Research Areas:

Valance’s research interests is in the area of Māori pop music and the role of te reo Māori within this definition.


  • Foster, E., & Smith, V. (2013). Cultural performance at nz embassy, Washington D.C. Washington D.C. USA.
  • Smith, V. (2013).  Colonising waiata:  The dawn of a new socio-cultural soundscape.  In R. T. A. Ka'ai-Mahuta, T. Ka'ai, & J. Moorfield (Eds.), Kia Ronaki The Maori Performing Arts. Auckland: Pearson.
  • Smith, V. L. P. (2011). The role of te reo Maori in contemporary Maori music. Nga Wai o Horotiu marae.  Auckland, NZ. 

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