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Fa’aui Tumanako

Fa’aui Tumanako

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Auckland, New Zealand

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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 (traditional Māori knowledge) within western based methodologies and the engineering decision making process best applied within indigenous contexts. Tūmanako has worked with Māori (indigenous peoples of New Zealand) communities around the country on a range of engineering projects including community disaster response and geothermal resource management.