Dr Tumanako Ngawhika Fa'aui

BE (Hons)

Biography

Tumanako Fa`aui is a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is interested in the integration of indigenous knowledge systems and mātauranga Māori within western based methodologies and the engineering decision making process best applied within indigenous contexts. More specifically, his doctoral work examined the impacts of the Rena oil spill of 2011 in The Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Tumanako has a vested interest in this research, having ancestral links to the impacted indigenous groups/tribes within the affected region (Ngāti Whakahemo). Other Iwi affiliations: Ngāti Uenukukopako, Ngāti Te Roro o te Rangi, Te Arawa.

Teaching | Current

ENVENG 244 - Environmental Engineering I

ENVENG 701 - Urban Stormwater Management

CIVIL 756 - Capstone Project

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Crum, A., Brown, D., Fa'aui T, Vallis, N., & Ingham, J. M. (2019). Seismic retrofitting of Māori wharenui in Aotearoa New Zealand. Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 377 (2155)10.1098/rsta.2019.0003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Deidre Brown, Jason Ingham
  • Taute, D., Faaui, T., & Ingham, J. M. (2019). Rūaumoko: More than just a symbol. Proceedings of the 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering Auckland, New Zealand. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46534
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jason Ingham, Nona Taute
  • Morgan, T. K. K. B., & Fa'aui TN (2018). Empowering indigenous voices in disaster response: Applying the Mauri Model to New Zealand's worst environmental maritime disaster. European Journal of Operational Research, 268 (3), 984-995. 10.1016/j.ejor.2017.05.030
  • Faaui, T. N., Morgan, T. K. K. B., & Hikuroa, D. C. H. (2017). Ensuring objectivity by applying the Mauri Model to assess the post-disaster affected environments of the 2011 MV Rena disaster in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Ecological Indicators, 79, 228-246. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.03.055
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34842
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Daniel Hikuroa
  • Fa’aui T, & Morgan, K. (2017). Empowering indigenous community voices within IA. Paper presented at 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Montréal, Canada. 4 April - 7 April 2017.
  • Faaui, T. N. (2017). An integrated assessment of New Zealand’s worst environmental maritime disaster: The 2011 grounding of the MV Rena on Otāiti (Astrolabe Reef), Bay of Plenty The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37056
  • Faaui, T., Morgan, K., & Hikuroa, D. (2016). Experiences from the 2011 MV Rena disaster, NZ. Paper presented at IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment) 16: Resilience and Sustainability, Nagoya, Japan. 11 May - 14 May 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Daniel Hikuroa
  • Faaui, T., & Chang, S. (2016). The cultural impacts of the 2011 Rena disaster, NZ. Paper presented at IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment) 16: Resilience and Sustainability, Nagoya, Japan. 11 May - 14 May 2016.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Daniel Hikuroa

Contact details

Primary office location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 1 - Bldg 401
20 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand