Author(s): Nick Theobald; Paora Walker
INSTANT! MAORI is a pocket-sized Maori-English phrase book packed with hundreds of practical and down-to-earth phrases - made easy. Using phonetics, it enables readers to speak correct Maori in seconds. The content includes the short and long version of what to say on a Marae, how to talk to your pets, appropriate phrases to say when at a hangi or in the pub, how to recite The Lord's Prayer, how to introduce yourself and family in Maori and even verbal exit strategies when you're surrounded by the Mongrel Mob. Each phrase or word is in three parts: The English, followed by the Maori and then the Instant! phonetics.
Nick Theobald was born in Wellington and has produced six other highly successful Instant! phrase books: Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, Japanese, Hindi and German. A lapsed advertising copywriter, he lives on an island somewhere in the Hauraki Gulf. Paul (Paaora) Walker was born in New Plymouth has B.A. in Maori from Waikato University. Affiliated to Te Atiawa and Taranaki, he lives in Auckland with his family. Instant! Maori will enable Kiwis (and tourists) to fly through speaking and pronouncing Maori. It's a small book that looks certain to make a big impact among Pakeha and Maori alike. The book's exhaustive content and humour will definitely get the country talking.