Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand by Buddy Mikaere
In Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand, Buddy Mikaere provides a highly readable historical overview of early settlement in New Zealand, and examines the impact of colonisation and later a developing urban world on Māori and their traditional way of life.
Today, the importance of marae and community remains strong, as do many time-honoured rituals.
The renaissance of Māori culture has included the revival of the language and the flourishing of creative arts, including:
- whakairo – carving
- kapa haka and haka – performing arts
- waka ama – outrigger canoe racing
- tā moko – tattooing
- music, arts and crafts.
Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand introduces visitors and locals alike to the culture and customs of Māori in contemporary New Zealand.
About the Author: Buddy Mikaere has has whakapapa links to Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pikiao and Tūhoe. He has an environmental consultancy with a national client base specialising in infrastructure projects. He has published widely and with White Cloud Books has edited Taonga Tuku Iho and written Te Maiharoa and the Promised Land and the hugely popular Victory at Gate Pā? in association with fellow author Cliff Simons.