Editor and publisher Peter Dowling is our guest on masterpieces this week and is here to talk about his favourite maori place names.
Peter Dowling's publishing company is re-releasing what he considers among the most enduring book ever published in this country, A.W. Reed's Dictionary of Māori Place Names.
It was first published in 1950 and had remained in print over several editions, but has not been available for a number of years... until this week
Peter Dowling used to work for Reed Publishing and now runs Oratia Media, which is releasing the new edition - which includes some important place name updates as well re-including some of the original drawings.