Story: Māori fiction – ngā tuhinga paki

Te Paki o Matariki masthead

Te Paki o Matariki masthead

Newspapers were one of the early media through which written Māori literature created by Māori writers was transmitted. Te Paki o Matariki was the official newspaper of the Kīngitanga (Māori King movement). Newspapers like this were an invaluable tool of communication at the time they were written. In the 2000s they were treasured by both the producers' descendants and scholars. 

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Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, 'Māori fiction – ngā tuhinga paki - Roots of Māori fiction', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/42286/te-paki-o-matariki-masthead (accessed 13 December 2019)

Story by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, published 22 Oct 2014