The New Zealand All Blacks are one of the most recognisable team franchises in modern sport, and their performance of the Ka Mate haka prior to international matches is known across the globe. But how many of us know anything about the Maori people to whom this haka belongs? Ka Mate: Travels In New Zealand takes us on a three month journey around New Zealand, through the vineyards, over the glaciers, and across the fields of boiling mud. Freelance journalist and writer Dan Coxon does more than simply entertain us with anecdotes of his travels: he unravels New Zealand's complex history of migration and settlement, and reveals an intriguing story of British colonisation that still has repercussions today. Plus there's time for a rugby match or two along the way.
Dan Coxon is the author of KA MATE: TRAVELS IN NEW ZEALAND and THE WEE BOOK OF SCOTLAND. His fiction has appeared in the anthologies DADDY COOL and LATE-NIGHT RIVER LIGHTS, and in numerous small press magazines and journals. He is also the magazine editor for London-based literary journal Litro. He currently lives in the suburbs of London, having tarried in the Pacific Northwest for several years.
Find more of Dan Coxon's writing at www.dancoxon.com, or follow him on Twitter @DanCoxonAuthor.