Dr Alistair Reese is a farmer, historian and public theologian. He enjoys hiking, horse trekking, swimming in the sea and a good coffee.
For many years Alistair has been preoccupied with reconciliation in Aotearoa NZ, with a particular emphasis on Pākehā identity and how we can live in a colonised land. Much of his speaking and writing reflects on Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi as a doorway to reconciliation. He holds postgraduate degrees in History and Tikanga Māori including a PhD in Public Theology.
He and his wife Jeannie live near Te Puke in the district of Tapuika/Waitaha.