• Tāngata Ngāi Tahu
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    • Ngai Tahu Price  $24.99

    Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri a muri ake nei. For us and our children after us.

    Tāngata Ngāi Tahu remembers and celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngāi Tahu.  Spanning time, geography and kaupapa, some fifty biographies bring Ngāi Tahu history into the present.  The people in the book have contributed to their iwi, hapū and whānau in myriad ways: here are tohunga and rangatira, community leaders, people who actively drove the Ngāi Tahu Claim forward, activists and scholars, fishermen and farmers, sportspeople, weavers, musicians, and many more.  All are descendants of Waitaha, Ngāti Māmoe and Ngāi Tahu; united by whakapapa, they are Tāngata Ngāi Tahu.

    Produced by the Ngāi Tahu Archives Team to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement, the book is beautifully and generously illustrated.  Hundreds of photographs have been sourced from the Ngāi Tahu archive, external institutions and whānau collections. Together these images constitute a tribal family album that is a taonga tuku iho.

    Te Pae Kōrako (the Ngāi Tahu Archive Advisory Committee) has guided this publication, which is intended as the first in a series of biographical volumes.  Tāngata Ngāi Tahu/ People of Ngāi Tahu is published by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu with Bridget Williams Books in time for the Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi, 24 - 26 November 2017.


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    Temporarily out of stock. Orders can still be placed. Books will be delivered in February 2018.


    Have you purchased a book with faulty binding?


    Please contact us at Tangatangaitahu.iwi.nz if you have purchased a book with faulty binding and we will arrange a replacement as soon as new stock is available.


    Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahuis a legacy book that will be treasured by future generations. We were therefore saddened to recently discover that the binding on some of the books has failed, with pages coming loose from the spine. Arohamai, we are sincerely sorry for this outcome and have been working with our co-publisher BWB and the printer, Printlink, to address this issue. Both Printlink and BWB are known for producing high quality beautiful books, and we recognise that this is a very unusual situation.


    Katharine Williams, Printlink’s General Manager, has sent her personal apology to Ngai Tahu whānui, whose stories are so wonderfully told in this book. She explains that the binding issue is due to a failure of the glue, with the glue itself not adhering to the spine. And she says: ‘With a long history of excellent printing and binding, Printlink is very upset that a problem such as this has occurred. It is one that Printlink has never encountered before.’


    Bridget Williams, with designer Neil Pardington, has been meeting with the Printlink team to review options and arrive at the best possible solution. So the book will now be reprinted, and we will be able to replace any copies with faulty binding in the New Year. In the meantime, we hope you continue to enjoy reading the book - rest assured, in due course, you will receive a taonga for your bookshelves that will stand the test of time.




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