Ngāhuia Te Awekotuku (Te Arawa, Tūhoe) is a leading feminist writer, lesbian-rights activist and advocate for Māori sovereignty. She has contributed to many international feminist journals and published both fiction and research-based works internationally.
Ngāhuia has been the curator of ethnology at Waikato Museum and was a lecturer in art history at the University of Auckland. In 2010 Ngāhuia was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori culture. She is currently Professor of Research and Development at Waikato University.
The book Ruahine: Mythic Women is currently out of print.