We hone ideas and produce award-winning books. We create and design stories and resources that connect with our whakapapa and are centred in te ao Māori and Māori worldviews.

Huia Publishers is a Māori owned, independent publisher producing innovative and inspiring books and resources. Since 1991, our purpose has been simple and uncompromising – we share stories that resonate with our people, that reflect our experiences and that value our culture and language.


Working with writers

Resource development

Working with iwi

Working with kura

Te ao Māori

Content development

Editing and proofreading






Design and creative solutions

Photography and video


The revitalisation and value of Māori language is always at the forefront of our thinking. HUIA partners on projects that ensure our kura kaupapa thrive, our creative writers flourish, and iwi and hapū have sovereignty over their own stories.


There are immeasurable benefits to our long-term investment in Māori writers, illustrators, editors, designers, language experts and the wider education sector. It is this commitment to our people that enables us to provide a platform for indigenous storytellers on the global literary stage.


Our books not only delight and entertain, but they serve to inspire, challenge and shape conversations. We hope our books aid the next wave of language champions, social justice campaigners and politically astute Māori leaders – realising the
aspirations of Aotearoa.

Te whānau o HUIA

Our translators