Haka: A Living Tradition

Author(s): Wira Gardiner


The haka has always been a vital part of Maori culture and tradition. Today it has a growing influence on the lives of all New Zealanders. This book traces the story of the haka from its origins in Maori legend to its role in a contemporary commercial world. The haka has been an instrument of nation building, an icon of NZ's unique identity.

Inscription on title page verso

Product Information

Wira Gardiner is the author of two previous books, including a history of the Maori Battalion. He was the Director of Civil Defence for New Zealand, and is now a consultant to business on Maori issues.

General Fields

  • : 9781869588809
  • : Hodder Moa Beckett
  • : Hodder Education
  • : 0.236
  • : August 2002
  • : 190mm X 185mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Wira Gardiner
  • : Paperback
  • : Reprint
  • : good-very good
  • : 112
  • : 50 illustrations