This biography of Parekura Horomia celebrates the life and achievements of one of New Zealand’s well-known politicians and Māori leaders. The book is based on interviews with sixty-five of Parekura Horomia’s family, friends and colleagues, and it shares stories about his qualities, abilities and his tireless work. The personal stories pay tribute to his leadership and ability to be equally comfortable with and work with common people and those in positions of power.
FINALIST, Te Haurongo - Biography, Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards, 2015
November 4, 2014
155 x 234 mm
ISBN (Soft Cover)
""'Kia Ora, Chief!' is in no way a hagiography; rather it is an affectionate, heavily anecdotal, occasionally critical but never vindictive sight into the life of a New Zealand politician who was a real 'man of the people'...Overall, this book honours him, and Parekura Horomia's mana grows in stature the more we learn about him and his career on behalf of his people.""
""The narrative mix is quintessentially Māori: the story does not belong exclusively to author and subject, but to the contributors too.""
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