Te Kaharoa: the e-Journal on Indigenous Pacific Issues

Te Kaharoa is an open access, multi-disciplinary, refereed, electronic journal with a focus on indigenous issues in the Pacific region. It is supported by Te Ara Poutama – the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development – at AUT University. It accepts but is not limited to articles dealing with language, culture, art, history, anthropology, development studies, and other disciplines associated with the indigenous peoples of the Pacific.

The journal’s primary purpose is to provide a forum for the publication of original research which helps to expand the knowledge of the indigenous peoples and cultures of the Pacific.

Te Kaharoa is supported by a diverse and distinguished group of editors with extensive and diverse scholarly and cultural expertise. The editors are particularly dedicated to the support and encouragement of new scholarship through detailed and constructive refereeing.

Te Kaharoa Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Open Access policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work. All articles are made available using a Creative Commons (CC-BY-NC 4.0) worldwide shareable licence.

Te Kaharoa does not charge any fees for submission, publication or access to articles.


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.