CORE's Team

Hana O'Regan

Tumu Whakarae | Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications


2017 Doctor of Philosophy - Te Ara Poutama
2007 Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori | Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
1998 Master of Arts - University of Otago
1996 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects - University of Otago
1996 Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) - University of Cambridge
1993 Bachelor of Arts in Māori Studies and Political Science - Victoria University of Wellington

Contact details

E: hana.oregan@core-ed.ac.nz

P: 0800 267 301

M: 021 996 262

Region: Canterbury

Hana ORegan FS 3

Professional profile

Dr Hana O’Regan has worked in the areas of language revitalisation, identity and cultural development, te reo Māori and education for over 25 years. Hana is a published author and composer and is recognised internationally for her work in indigenous language acquisition and revitalisation. A graduate of Te Panekiretanga – Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori, Hana is widely respected for her Māori language contribution, skills and advocacy. Hana’s passion for education and community, history and equity has resulted in a career committed to working with organisations, businesses and individuals to support and enhance positive outcomes for learners and whānau.

In 2006 Hana took up the role of General Manager, Oraka for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu where she managed the portfolios of Education, Tertiary Education and Employment Transition, Health and Wellbeing, Tribal Economies, Iwi Capability and the Whai Rawa Iwi Superannuation scheme. Prior to working at Ngāi Tahu Hana held two director positions on the senior executive at ARA Institute of Canterbury as the Kaiārahi -Director Māori and Pasifika, and the Director for the Student Services Division which oversaw the areas of Student Academic Support, Student Transitions, our Student Wellbeing portfolio, the Centre for Māori and Pasifika Achievement and the Youth Transitions stream.

Hana has held many positions on national boards, review panels and committees across the areas of education, Māori development, national identity, Treaty rights and policies and health.

Expertise

  • Excellence in te reo Māori, teaching te reo
  • Mātauraka Māori
  • Strategic Planning
  • Culturally responsive practice
  • Identity and cultural development
  • Workforce development and cultural transformation
  • Public speaking
  • Expert in Language revitalisation

Publications

  • 2018 Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata – A Thousand Homes, a Thousand Dreams: Permission to Dream Again, In. The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalisation. Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss, Gerald Roche eds; Routledge Press, New York, USA
  • 2015 Ka Rewa te Kohu, in A Beautiful Hesitation – Fiona Pardington, Wellington City Libraries.
  • 2014 Kia Matike, Kia Mataara: Te Huanui o Kotahi Mano Kaika, in The Value of the Maori Language – Te Hua o te Reo Maori, VII. Huia Publishers, Wellington
  • 2013 Modern Composition, in Kia Rōnaki – The Māori Performing Arts, Pearson, Auckland
  • 2013 My Language Story, in Bringing Our Language Home – Language revitalization for families, Leanne Hinton ed; Heyday Books, Berkeley, California
  • 2012 The fate of the customary language - Te Reo Māori 1900 –present’, in The Huia History of New Zealand, Huia Publishers, Wellington
  • 2012 Hana O’Regan, in Māori Role Models II, Te Kiko Charitable Trust, Palmerston North
  • 2012 Mai i kā kokoka o te Kākau ki te ao : The role of technology in transmitting language examples across public and private domains within the Kāi Tahu language revitalisation context, in Conference Proceedings for the FEL XVI: Language Endangerment in the 21st Century: Globalisation, Technology and News Media, Auckland 12-15 September 2012
  • 2012 Igniting the Spark: How to Achieve Collective Ownership of a Tribal Language Revitaisation Strategy. In. Te Kaharoa, vol. 5, Special Edition, 2012. AUT University, Auckland
  • 2011 ‘Sorry I’ve Lost my Voice – a look at the role of Māori language competency and accessibility in the lives of our tamariki in compulsory education In. Kia Tangi Te Tītī – Permission to Speak, Successful Schooling for Māori Students in the 21st Century – Issues, challenges and Solutions, NZCER, Wellington
  • 2011 ‘Te Reo Mauriora”, Te Puni Kōkiri, Wellington, A report on the review of the Māori language strategy and sector by Te Paepae Motuhake, publicly released its report ‘Te Reo Mauriora’ on 13 April 2011.
  • 2011 ‘E Auē’’, In. He Pī ka Rere, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Hamilton
  • 2010 ‘Resisting Language Death : A personal Exploration’, In. Indigenous Identity and Resistance, Brendon Hokowhitu Ed. Otago University Press, Dunedin
  • 2010 “Aoraki Matatu” in Te Kete a Rehua Symposium record of Proceedings”, Aotahi, University of Canterbury Press, Christchurch
  • 2009 “Toitū te iwi : a journey in the evolution of cultural identity”. In. Te kaharoa the e-journal of indigenous Pacific issues, 2009; v.2:p.77-88
  • 2009 “A Language to Call My Own”, in Speaking of Endangered Languages – Issues in Revitalization, Anne Marie Goodfellow Ed; Author. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK
  • 2009 Kura Kaumātua, He Hokika Mahara - Recalling the Memories, Compiled by Hana O’Regan & Charisma Rangipunga, Ake Associates Ltd; Christchurch
  • 2009 Pākia ki uta, Pākia ki tai – Report of the Ministerial Review Panel; Ministerial Review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004; Member of the Review Panel / Writer of the Report; Vol 1-3 and Summary Report; Ministry of Justice, Wellington
  • 2008 He tītī me te waihoka pōhutukawa; Mutton birds and red wine. In, Ka mate ka ora: a New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics. Issue 6. Sept 2008
  • 2008 Nō Hea te Hau – one of the series: “Kā Roimata”; Author, HANA Ltd; Wellington.
  • 2008 Ko Wai Rā Hoki tērā Mauka – one of the series: “Kā Roimata”; Author, HANA Ltd; Wellington.
  • 2008 “Kā Roimata – Wāhaka 1”. Author, HANA Ltd; Wellington.
  • 2008 “Kā Roimata – Wāhaka 2”; Author, HANA Ltd; Wellington.
  • 2008 “Kaupapa – New Zealand Poets, World Issues”, Hinemoana Baker & Maria McMillan ed; Contributor of ‘E Hine’ p49, The Development Resource Centre, Wellington
  • 2007 Kupu – A collection of contemporary Māori Poetry, Co-Author with Charisma Rangipunga, Ake Associates Ltd, Christchurch
  • 2007 “Cliff Whiting”, In: Look This Way – New Zealand Writers on New Zealand Artists, Author, Reed Publications Ltd; Auckland
  • 2007 “Haere te Ika a Ngahue”, In: Te Tū a Te Toka – He Ieretanga nō ngā Tai e Whā, Tōtika Publications Ltd; Wellington
  • 2007 He Ihu Waka – one of the series: “Kā Puna Karikari a Rākaihautū”; Author, HANA Ltd; Wellington.
  • 2007 Tērā Tētahi Waka – one of the series: “Kā Puna Karikari a Rākaihautū”; Co-Author / Researcher with David O’Connell, HANA Ltd; Wellington.
  • 2007 Kā Puna Hauaitū – one of the series “Kā Puna Karikari a Rākaihautū”; Co-Author / Researcher with David O’Connell, HANA Ltd; Wellington.
  • 2007 Kā Puna Hauaitū – one of the Kā Puna Karikari a Rākaihautū sseries; co-authored with David O’Connell, HANA Ltd; Wellington. 2007
  • 2007 Whakaroko ki te Taki – one of the Kai Ora 2 series, HANA Ltd; Wellington, 2007.
  • 2007 Te Kete Ika a Rākaihautū – one of the Kai Ora 2 series, HANA Ltd; Wellington, 2007.
  • 2007 Te Āhua o te Pātiki – one of the Kai Ora 2 series, co-authored with Charisma Rangipunga, HANA Ltd; Wellington,.
  • 2006 “The State of the Reo Nation”, in State of the Māori Nation, Reed Publishing, Auckland
  • 2005 Te Pīrere ; (Book & CD), Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation
  • 2003 Ka Whānau mai te Hua ; (Book, CD), Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation
  • 2003 Te Pae Kōhaka ; (Book & CD), Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation
  • 2002 Ka Ipoipo te Manu ; (Book & CD), Ngāi Tahu Development Corporation
  • 2001 ‘Ko Tahu, Ko Au – Kāi Tahu Tribal Identity’ Horomaka Publishers, Christchurch
  • 1999 ‘If it’s Good Enough for You, It’s Good Enough for Me – The hypocrisy of Assimilation and Cultural Colonisation’, in Indigeneity – Construction and Re-presentation., Nova Science Publications, New York.
  • 1999 “Boy am I Scared eh!”, in: Home and Away – Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland.
  • 1995 “Post Colonialism : Ko te Mate Kurupopo – The Festering Wound”, In Work in Flux, p 183-189. Edited by E Greenwood, K. Neumann and A. Satori. University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • 1994 Te Puni Wahine, Huia Publishers, Wellington, Contribution: Co-researched, edited, compiled material, editorial Committee
  • 1994 He Pakiwaitara, Huia Publishers, Wellington, Contribution: Co-researched, edited, compiled material, editorial Committee
  • 1994 Te Mareikura, Huia Publishers, Wellington, Contribution: Co-researched, edited, compiled material, editorial Committee
  • 1993 Beyond 16 – Ko Hea Ināianei, Te Puni Kökiri : Ministry of Maori Development, Wellington

Peer reviewed journal articles

  • 2012 Igniting the spark: How to achieve collective ownership of a tribal language revitalisation strategy, in Te Kaharoa, Vol 5, No 1 (2012): Vol 5
  • 2008 “He tītī me te waihoka pōhutukawa / Mutton birds and red wine”, In Ka Mate ka ora – A New Zealand journal of poetry and poetics, issue 6, September 2008, New Zealand Electronic Poetry Center, http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/kmko/index06.asp
  • 2008 “Toitu te iwi – A journey in the evolution of cultural identity”, In; Te Kaharoa – The ejournal on Indigenous Pacific Issues, p77-88, Vol 2 2008
  • 1995 “Ko te Mate Kurupopo – The Festering Wound”, In Womens Studies Journal. 11:1/2 , The Women’s Studies Association of New Zealand, Dunedin

Conferences/presentations

  • Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Conference – Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch. 17th March 2020. Title: Kia kitea mai, ka rakona ai - When you see me, you can hear me, Developing a narrative for Cultural Wellbeing. Keynote speaker.
  • Tangata Whenua Caucus of National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuge (NCIWR) – Mana Wahine Conference. 4th March 2020. Title: Kai a tātau te tikaka – Ko Waitaiki te tauira. Keynote speaker.
  • National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit – Building empowered futures. Shari-La Hotel, Cairns, Australia. 25th– 29th February 2020. Title: Whatua te Topuni Tamariki – Mō Tātau me kā Uri ā muri ake nei – Weave the Children’s cloak – For us and our children after us. Keynote speaker and panel member, Child Protection Stream.
  • Waimairiiri Kāhui Ako Annual Conference – Burnside High School, Christchurch. 27th January 2020. Title: Kia kitea mai, ka rakona ai - Amplifying Narratives for Student Success. Keynote Speaker.
  • Waitematā Kāhui Ako Annual Conference – Waitematā High School, Christchurch. 27th January 2020. Title: Developing a Narrative for Cultural Wellbeing. Keynote Speaker.
  • ANZSSA – Australia and New Zealand Student Services Association Conference, Otago University, Dunedin. 9 December 2019. Title: Aka atu ōku whatu ki te manuhaea, e pōkaitia ana e kā kupu ā ōna tīpuna – raise my eyes to the torn bird, encircled by the words of her ancestors.
  • New Zealand Linguistic Society Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. 28 November 2019. Title: Aohia kā purapura ā rātau mā, kia tūperepere ki waeka - Clutch the seeds of the elders So that the garden may be fruitful.
  • Te Puna o Te Kī Conference, Te Ipukārea, AUT University, 2019, Hopuhopu, Waikato. Ka whakatika au ki ruka, 31 October 2019. Title: Ka whakatika au ki ruka. Co presenter with Mananui Ramsden.
  • Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Seminar Series. Te Puni Kōkiri House, Wellington. 2 September 2019. He aha tā tātau i kite ai – What is it we see?
  • U-learn conference, Sky City, Auckland. 12 October 2018, Title: Tō reo ki te raki, tō mana ki te whenua.
  • Orewa – Kāhui Ako Annual Conference. Orewa High School. Orewa Arts and Events Centre. 22 August, 2019. Tō reo ki te raki, tō mana ki te whenua -Let your story be heard in the heavens – and your mana be restored to the land.
  • Te Puni Kōkiri summit on homelessness. Te Puni Kōkiri, Christchurch. 28 August 2019, Te Puni Kōkiri, He pirika whare, he pirika takata - A place of refuge, A people connected
  • Riccarton – Kāhui Ako Annual Conference. Riccarton High School. Christchurch. 11 March, 2019. Tō reo ki te raki, tō mana ki te whenua Let your story be heard in the heavens – and your mana be restored to the land.
  • Hutt City Kindergartens Annual Conference, Te Papa, Wellington. 24 April 2018. Title: Aoraki Matatū Identity and Cultural Locatedness
  • 39th Annual New Zealand Sexual Health Conference ABC: Always Advancing, Building Bridges and Creating Change, Chateau on the Park, Christchurch
  • 8 September 2017. Title: Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – For us and our children after us : Speaking of Whakapapa
  • PANZ (Population Association of New Zealand) conference, Rydges Hotel, Christchurch. 24 July 2017. Title. To be counted, to be seen, to be heard – Kia Whakaarohia, kia kitea, kia rakona: The challenges facing the Ngāi Tahu nation.
  • New Zealand History Teacher’s Association Conference, Christ’s College, Christchurch. 11 July 2017. Title. Ka tika a muri - Ka tika a muri
  • Te Pūtahitanga Symposium, Ngā Hau e Whā Marae, Ōtautahi. 21 June 2017. Title. A whānau language journey to find our voice
  • Oranga Tamariki - MVIP Workshop. Blenhiem. 3 April 2017. Title. Oranga Tamariki – what do we see?
  • Unleash the Māui – Land Based Indutries Symposium. Lincoln, Christchurch. 18 April 2017. Title. Mau ki te Manawa Tītī, Mau ki te Manawa Whenua
  • Free Kindergarten Association Annual Conference - He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua, Te Papa, Wellington. 10 July 2017. Title. Te Ao Māori – The Māori world view – culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Te hui-ā-motu o kā tapuhi Māori, Te Puna Wānaka, ARA, Christchurch, 2 May 2017. Title. Me Aoraki Matatū – ka tika! Be resilient, stand steadfast!
  • Teachers Refreshers Course, The Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington.
  • 3 October 2016. Title. Aoraki Matatū - Identity and Cultural Locatedness
  • SCPC (South Canterbury Principal’s Conference). Aoraki, The Hermitage
  • 22 September 2016. Title. Aoraki Matatū
  • Triennial Youth Court Judges Conference, Ngā Hau e Whā Marae, Christchurch. 10 August 2016. Title. What’s the point? How to reframe the perceptions of Maori youth to achieve positive change
  • We Speak symposium - A Squamish Language Celebration, Chief Joe Mathias Centre, Vancouver, Canada. 11March 2016. Title. Māori language revitalisation in context
  • UBC First Nations Longhouse, Vancouver, Canada. 9 March 2016. Title. Ko tahu ko au, ko taku reo ko au - Māori language revitalisation in context
  • Library Association of New Zealand Conference, University of Canterbury. Christchurch. 4 July 2016. Title. Creating Change and Shaping Success
  • SEED - The combined Community Trusts Conference, Rydges Latimer Christchurch. 14 April 2016. Title. Ethnocentric Philanthropy – helping or hindering? He koha, he utu, he aha te hua?
  • Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Leadership Summit. Te Rapa, Hamilton. 16 November 2015. Title. Māori leadership in education – a Ngāi Tahu view
  • Te Puna o te Kī conference, Te Ara Poutama, AUT, Auckland. 3 November 2015. Title. Kahuru Kai Ruka, Kahuru Kai Raro
  • Public Lecture series, Wellington Art Gallery. 11 October 2015. Title. Ka Rewa te Kohu – He Hokika ki te Kāika, a reflection on Fiona Pardington’s work
  • AUT Te Ara Poutama Post-Graduate Seminar Series. 1 August 2015. Title. Are we there yet? The persistent cries of a second language learner on the long road to language acquisition. Contribution: Speaker
  • Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood Education 52nd Annual Conference, Rydges Latimer, Christchurch. 3 July 2015. Title:Mā kā pakiaka kā rākau e tū ai. Contribution: Keynote
  • Tuia Te Ako 2015. Te Kete Ika, Lincoln University, Christchurch
  • 9 July 2015. Title:Tuia ka aho e rua o te ako kia kore rawa e tāwekoweko – Sew together the two strands of learning so it may never fray. Contribution: Dual Keynote with Sir Tipene O’Regan
  • Toitū Hauora Māori Summit 2014. Silverstream Convention Centre, Te Rau Matatini, Upper Hutt. 27 March 2014. Title:How do you develop Māori Leadership in Health? Contribution: Speaker
  • Te Puna o te Kī. AUT, Te Ara Poutama, Auckland. 4 December 2013. Title: Ka Whaka-Kāi Tahu au i ahau. Contribution: Speaker
  • Immersion language teaching Seminar. Taphalong tribe, Hualien County, Taiwan. 6 June 2013. Title:What is the difference between “Teaching” and “Sharing” the language in a language acquisition context. Contribution: Seminar presenter
  • Indigenous Language Maintenance Seminar. National Donghua University, Hualien County, Taiwan. 5 June 2013. Title: Implementing a family language planning strategy in the home? Contribution: Seminar presenter
  • Heritage Language Preservation and Education: The Reflection and Future Challenge of Hakka Language Preservation Conference. Pingtung University, Pingtung County, Taiwan. 1 June 2013. Title: Will my language breathe again? Contribution: Keynote
  • The Reflection and Future Challenge of Hakka Language Preservation Conference. Pingtung University, Pingtung County, Taiwan. 1 June 2013. Title: Roundtable Discussion – Family language policy and language preservation. Contribution: panel member
  • The role of language revitalisation in formal education. Early Childhood Department. Tainan National University, Tainan City, Taiwan. 30 May 2013. Title: Maintaining language revitalisation. Contribution: Seminar presenter
  • Foundation for Endangered Languages Conference – Language Endangerment in the 21st Century. Te Ara Poutama, AUT, Auckland. 12 September 2012. Title: Mai i kā kokoka o te kākau kit e ao – From the corners of the heart to the world. Contribution: presenter
  • Language Revitalisation in the 21st Century: Going Global, Staying Local
  • National Museum of the American Indian, ICLR, Smithsonian Institute New York City. 1 June2012. Title: Using Technologies to Revitalise Endangered Langauges: Māori Language as a Case study and Replication Ability for Other Languages. Contribution: Invited presenter
  • Fourth Annual Meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville, Connecticut. 3-6 June 2012. Title: Whakakau he Reo -a Language transformed / Igniting the Spark – How to Achieve collective ownership of a tribal language revitalisation strategy. Contribution: Organiser and Chair / presenter
  • Te Taitokerau Māori Teachers Conference. Te Tī Marae, Waitangi. 25 January 2012. Title: Ka Kite Rānei koe i a au – Can you See me? Contribution: Keynote
  • West Coast Principals Association Conference. Scenic Hotel, Franz Joseph. 29 September 2011. Title: Mai i ōku whatu...from my eyes - Changing the Lens. Contribution: Speaker
  • BOPPA/CNISPA Principals Conference. Wairakei Hotel, Taupo. 9 September 2011. Title:Mai i ōku whatu...from my eyes - Changing the Lens. Contribution: Keynote
  • Centre for Educational Leadership Seminar. Ellerslie Race Course, Auckland. 6 September 2011. Title: Realising Potential of Diversity), UoA Centre for Educational Leadership. Contribution: Seminar Presenter
  • First Time Principals Programme, Residential Course. Airport Holiday Inn. Mangere, Auckland. 20 July 2011. Title: Mai i ōku whatu...from my eyes - Changing the Lens. Contribution: Keynote
  • Ka take whakaako Reo, Te Panekiretanga o te Reo/ TWOA. Mangakōtukutuku. Glenview, Hamilton. 29 June 2011. Title: Hauaka ki Ruka, Haumako ki Raro. Contribution: Keynote
  • National Association of Secondary Deputy and Assistant Principals Conference (NASDAP) Michael Fowler Conference Centre. Wellington. 1 June 2011. Title: Mai i ōku whatu...from my eyes - Changing the Lens. Contribution: Keynote
  • The National Aspiring Principal’s Hui. The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland. 18 April 2011. Title:A personal development approach to raising Expectations for Maori learners. Contribution: Keynote
  • Wainuiomata Valley Wide Teachers Only Day Symposium. Wainuiomata Intermediate, Wainuiomata, Wellington. 18 March 2011. Title: Mai i ōku whatu- from my eyes - Changing the Lens. Contribution: Keynote
  • First Time Principals Mentor Symposium. Airport Holiday Inn. Mangere, Auckland. 17 February 2011. Title: Mai i ōku whatu -from my eyes - Changing the Lens. Contribution: Keynote
  • ATLAANZ - Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Puna Wānaka, CPIT, Christchurch. 24 November 2010. Title: Whānau Transformation Through Education. Contribution: Keynote
  • First Time Principals Conference – residential Course 2. Holiday Inn, Mangere, Auckland. 30 September 2010. Title: Changing the Lens – A personal Development Approach to Ka Hikitia. Contribution: Presenter
  • NZ Diversity Forum 2010. Race Relations Commission, Christchurch forum, Christchurch Town Hall. 23August 2010. Title:Journeys – a personal reflection. Contribution: Presenter
  • 10 Year KMK (Kotahi Mano Kāika) Symposium. Te Puna Wānaka, Te Mātāpuna o te Mātauraka, CPIT, Christchurch. 23 June 2010. Title: He titiro whakamuri, he anga whakamua. Kia Matike, Kia Mataara! Contribution: Keynote
  • Tuia Te Ako. Pipitia Marae, Wellington. 12-13 August 2010. Title: Ka Tika a Muri, Ka Tika a Mua. Contribution: Keynote
  • APSTE Annual Conference. CPIT, Te Puna Wanaka, Christchurch. 7-9 July 2010. Title:Working in Collaboration – He Waka Kotuia. Contribution: Keynote
  • NZEALS International Educational Leadership Conference. Convention Christchurch. 7-9 April 2010. Title:Kai Hea aku Manukura. Contribution: Keynote

Awards

  • New Zealand Fellow, International Centre of Language Revitalisation (ICLR), AUT, August 2011 – present time 2010
  • Ngāi Tahu Language Awards, 2010 Teacher of the Year
  • 2008 MONTANA Book Awards, Inaugural Award for Te Reo Māori, for “Te Tū a te Toka”, contributor, author of Chapter ‘Te Ika a Kahue’
  • 2008 LIANZA Children’s Book Awards, Kura Pounamu Award, for “Te Kete Ika a Rākaihautū”, co-authored with Charisma Rangipunga

Personal statement

I have a passion for education, equity and development and the fostering of opportunities for learners through meaningful educational pathways. I am a fluent speaker of Māori and have worked in the area of language revitalisation within my Kāi Tahu people, nationally across Aotearoa, and with a number of indigenous communities around the world for over 25 years. My commitment to community, people and culture has resulted in a career involved in strategic planning and development where I have been able to use my creativity and problem solving skills to work with amazing teams to transform outcomes for whānau.