Dr Keri-Anne Wikitera

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Phone: +64 9 921-9999 ext 5781

Email: Keri-anne.wikitera@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

AUT City Campus
WH316, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland 1010.

Postal Address:

Auckland University of Technology
Private bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand.


  • Graduate Diploma Māori Development – University of Auckland
  • Bachelor of Māori Development (major Business) – AUT
  • Master of Business – AUT
  • Doctor of Philosophy - AUT.

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • NZTRI – New Zealand Tourism Research Institute.

Teaching Areas:

  • Māori and Tourism
  • The South Pacific and Tourism
  • Culture and Society.

Research Areas:

  • Māori Tourism
  • Māori identity
  • Kaupapa Māori Research
  • Indigenous Tourism.

Research Summary:

Kaupapa Māori research in the area of cultural identity with a particular focus on Māori economic development and indigenous tourism.


  • Bremner, H., & Wikitera, K. (2017). Using history for tourism or using tourism for history? Examples from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Tourism History.ngels-Schwarzpaul, A.-C., & Wikitera, K. (2009, 19-22 February). Counter Currents: Whare Nui and Fale Abroad. In. Lewis (Chair), Symposium conducted at the meeting of the The Pacific Connection: trade, travel & technology transfer, University of Melbourne.
  • Engels-Schwarzpaul, A.-C., & Wikitera, K. (2009). Take me away...in search of original dwelling. Interstices Journal of Architecture and Related Arts, 10(Adam's house in the Pacific), 42-54.
  • Wikitera, K. (2001). Tino Rangatiratanga and Health Promotion: Are health providers upholding the concept of tino rangatiratanga by effectively communicating immunisation information to Maori sole parents. Auckland: Health Research Council.
  • Wikitera, K. (2006). The economics of marae-based tourism: An initial study. Faculty of Applied Humanities, AUT University. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the NZ Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, Otago University.
  • Wikitera, K. (2006). Maori tourism: research and development of Maori community tourism capacity in Tamaki Makaurau. MAI Review, 1(Intern Research Report 3), 16 pages.
  • Wikitera, K. (2006). Whakarewarewa Tourism Development: A critical analysis of place and space. (Master of Business). AUT University, Auckland.
  • Wikitera, K. (2007). Makereti: taking Māori to the world by Paul Diamond Book Review. Te Ara - Journal of Museums Aotearoa, 32(1).
  • Wikitera, K. (2008, September). Mana versus Money: How indigenous tourism operators in Aotearoa balance cultural identity representation with economic imperatives. presented at the meeting of the Symposium on Indigenous Cultural Tourism Movements: Articulating and Problematizing Indigeniety, University of California - Berkeley, USA.
  • Wikitera, K. (2008). Māori cultural tourism or just being ourselves? Validating cultural inheritance Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) of the UK and Commonwealth and ASA of Aotearoa/NZ and Australian Anthropological Society Joint Annual Conference 8-12th Dec, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Wikitera, K. (2009). Whakarewarewa tourism development, a tribal analysis of place and space. presented at the meeting of the The Heritage Industry and the Tourism Imagination, Sorbonne University of Paris.
  • Wikitera, K. (2015). Maori spaces in foreign places - The case of Hinemihi O Te Ao Tawhito (Doctoral). AUT University, Auckland.
  • Wikitera, K. (2016, 15 - 18 November). Maori spaces in foreign places - Maori identity, a Kaupapa Maori approach. presented at the meeting of the International Indigenous Research Conference, The University of Auckland.
  • Wikitera, K., & Bremner, H. (2009). Māori cultural tourism or just being ourselves? Validating cultural inheritance. London Journal of Tourism Sport and Creative Industries (LJTSCI), 2(1), 53-61.
  • Wikitera, K., & Bremner, H. (2017 In process draft). Mana versus Money: An indigenous perspective on the tribal tourism destination of Whakarewarewa In A. Carr, L. Ruhanen, & M. Whitford (Eds.), Indigenous Tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand: Goodfellow Publishers.


  • 2015 Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence – Team award
  • 2009 Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2007 Master of Business, Management Top Student Award, AUT University.