Waho te Rangi, left and Whitireia, at right with its tekoteko of Paikea riding the whale. Photo from Marae, used with permission.
A journey around the country's marae with Robin and Sam Walters, who've spend three years visiting the major and more humble meeting houses for their photographic book, Marae.
Gallery: Images from Marae
Robin is a photographer and film-maker and he's the son of well-known Anglican Minister, Bishop Muru Walters. Sam is also a photographer and together they've produced a hardback book with detailed shots of carvings, panels in the meeting houses, the interiors and the exteriors.
They've captured the huge variety of architecture at marae thorughout the country, the more ornate meeting houses, and some that are not so intricate. There are stories from a range of characters they’ve met during their travels.
Kathryn Ryan talks to Robin and Sam Walters.