Author(s): Paul Tapsell
From one of the leading Maori scholars of his generation and one of New Zealand's leading photographers comes a beautifully illustrated work that serves as a concise, colourful overview of the past, present and future issues for Maori. After a general introduction to Maori history, Te Ara focuses on the stories of iwi in five regions - Hokianga, Peowhairangi (Bay of Islands) Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland), Waiariki (Rotorua-Taupo) and Murihiku (Otago-Southland). In an easily comprehensible format, it explores themes of leadership and community development for Maori, looking to the past, the present and the futureThis trilingual publication - in Maori, English and German - is a proven seller to visitors (particularly German speakers), general readers, students of Maori and schools.
Paul Tapsell is Professor of Maori studies at the University of Otago, and was formerly Director Maori at the Auckland Museum. His previous books are Pukaki: a comet returns (2000), a Montana Book Award winner, and Ko tawa: Maori treasures of New Zealand (2006), with photos by Krzysztof Pfeiffer. Krzysztof is an internationally renowned photographer who has published more than 20 books around the world and was for many years the photographer at the Auckland Museum.