Rawiri leads the development and facilitation of Whaiwāhi Mauri Tau for TKKM and bilingual kura. Rawiri has been a teacher in both English in Māori medium settings. As the National Coordinator Ngā Toi, Rawiri designed and implemented a MoE professional development contract based on the implementation of the Māori arts curriculum in Māori immersion schooling throughout New Zealand. He has worked for many years as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the Māori Departments of the Faculty of Education of VUW and UOA, teaching and coaching many of the students in arts-based and culturally responsive pedagogies. He is a regular presenter and key-note speaker at TRCC workshops and at National and International Education based Conferences and Committee.