Annie Te One

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Research Interests

Māori politics, local government, Māori and Indigenous international relations.


Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Mutunga, Taranaki Whānui ki te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui


BA in International Relations and Te Reo Māori, BA(Hons) in International Relations VUW


Annie completed her BA(Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington before moving to Canberra to do her PhD in Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University. While at Victoria University, Annie worked as a Research Assistant with Dr Maria Bargh, as well as a tutor for Māori and Pasifika students in Political Science and International Relations.

Annie’s PhD looks at local Māori politics and the relationships between Māori and local government, as well as relationships between iwi and mātaawaka in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. At the Australian National University, she worked as a tutor in the undergraduate Indigenous Studies programme, as well as a coordinator for postgraduate Indigenous Studies research. She has been active in student politics and the promotion of Indigenous Studies research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Achievements and awards

  • Victoria University of Wellington Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Achievement, 2009.
  • Ngāti Mutunga Education Scholarship, 2010.
  • Victoria University of Wellington Ruka Te Rangiāhuta Broughton Memorial Award, 2011.
  • Australian Postgraduate Award for PhD Research at The Australian National University, 2014.

Publications and presentations

Bargh, M., Douglas, S.-L. and Te One, A. (2014), Fostering sustainable tribal economies in a time of climate change. New Zealand Geographer, 70: 103–115.

National Centre for Indigenous Studies Doctoral Research Retreat, 2014. Māori urbanisation and local politics.

Seminar on PhD Research, 2015. Māori political participation in the Wellington and Hutt Valley (Thesis Proposal Review).

Māori and Indigenous Doctoral Students (MAI) Conference held at Ōtākou Marae, 2015. Māori seats in New Plymouth.

National Centre for Indigenous Studies Doctoral Research Retreat, 2016. Māori Political Representation.

Seminar on PhD Research, 2016. Applying theory to my PhD research.

Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research Conference, 2016. Mana whenua rights and recognition.