Title:  The Survival Of Māori As A People

Author:  Ahoangi Whatarangi Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira)

Editor:  Daphne Luke (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine)

Publisher:  Huia (NZ) Ltd. Wellington

Description:  A collection of 25 papers by Emeritus Professor Whatarangi Winiata

This collection brings together over forty years of thought and comment by Dr Whatarangi Winiata on Māori spirituality, social development, education and political affairs.  Each chapter discusses the importance and impact of Māori management of Māori matters and the on-going pursuit of tino rangatiratanga in all areas of life.

The chapters have been curated by Dr Winiata and Daphne Luke around themes, and each includes a section that reflects on development since the paper was originally written.

Dr Winiata has worked to achieve Māori development, wellbeing and attainment of aspirations over decades.  He drove the iwi development programme Whakatupuranga Rua Mano that led to the formation of the country’s first contemporary wānanga, Te Wānanga o Raukawa.  He was key in restructuring the inner workings of Te Hāhi Mihingare.  In the 1980s, he galvanised the New Zealand Māori Council to bring the Crown to account over fisheries, forestry, te reo Māori and broadcasting, and in the new millennium, he co-founded the Māori Party with Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples.

Together, these papers provide an analysis of recent Māori experience, Māori pursuit of self-determination and history of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Materials:  Soft cover



Since 1991, HUIA has made a commitment to produce wonderful and provocative books and resources allowing an insight into the diversity of Māori and Pacific perspectives, young and old alike. We undertake the challenge of exploring the stories and aspirations of our people of Aotearoa; we aim to provide a mirror for Māori to reflect and interpret their experiences and to open a fascinating window for the rest of the world. Under the leadership of Brian Morris and Eboni Waitere, HUIA strives to contribute to the awareness, education and understanding of Māori perspectives. These perspectives are an inspiration to Māori people and of significant value to New Zealand as a nation as it continues to define, create and express itself nationally and on the world stage. HUIA was established by Robyn Rangihuia Bargh and Brian Bargh as an independent publishing company in 1991. Robyn had the compelling vision of a New Zealand that valued stories from the people, places and experiences she had grown up with: Māori and Pākehā, rich and poor, urban and rural, academics, artists and workers, and the many forms of whānau in our communities. More than twenty years later, this vision continues to be articulated by the team at HUIA.


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