Author(s): S.M. Mead
Professor Hirini Moko Mead's comprehensive survey of tikanga Maori (Maori protocol) is the most substantial of its kind ever published. Areas discussed include: social structures and groupings, the tapu-noa principle, protocol of the marae, welcome ceremonies, mourning ceremonies, tikanga of settlement and ritual confiscation, gift-giving etiquette, relationships between identity and land, tikanga of karakia, childbirth, guidelines for proper behaviour, knowledge acquisition and retention, wellbeing, creativity and performance, and protocol for places we live and work.
Hirini Moko Mead (Ngati Awa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhourangi) is a prominent writer and commentator and the author of over seventy books, papers and articles. He was foundation professor of Maori studies at Victoria University of Wellington.