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Chris Bourke is the author of Good-Bye Māoriland, and Blue Smoke, which won the New Zealand Post Book of the Year award in 2011. He has worked as arts & books editor at the Listener, editor of Rip It Up and Real Groove, and producer of Radio New Zealand’s Saturday Morning with Kim Hill. He is now the contents editor at Audioculture.
One of the stand-out chapters in Chris Bourke's new best-selling history of New Zealand music in World War One is about the contribution and legacy of Māori music. He expands on the subject for the Spinoff.