Author(s): Bradford Haami (ed. by Katherine Findlay)
Bub and Nen Wehi have achieved what no other partnership has accomplished in a lifetime of kapa haka. With Nen’s tragic passing early in 2011 the family felt their parents’ story needed to be told. Ka Mau Te Wehi is a rare insight into Bub and Nen’s private lives and their journey to enhance the M?ori culture they so dearly loved. Additionally, it offers a personalised history of contemporary M?ori music and performance over more than half a century, surveying the origins of modern kapa haka and the path of its intense growth as a national and international phenomenon.
Bradford Haami (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu), has written for the television and film industry and published a number of books including Pūtea Whakairo Māori and the Written Word (2004) and True Red The Life of an ex-Mongrel Mob Leader (2007). He was also the recipient of the first Maori writer’s residency at the Michael King Maori Writers’ Centre in 2010.