Paul Diamond

Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi

Diamond ‘is a writer, journalist, historian and broadcaster. During his career he has produced radio features on Māori topics for National Radio, and worked as a senior reporter for Māori Television's current affairs show, Te Hēteri. His Radio programmes have won Qantas Media and Media Peace Awards. His books include A Fire in Your Belly, a collection of interviews with Māori leaders, and Makereti: Talking Māori to the World.’

Diamond "was a judge for the New Zealand Post Book Awards in 2010 and 2011, and was appointed to the board of the New Zealand Book Council in 2010."

Biographical sources

  • “Meet Paul Diamond: Judge.” New Zealand Post Book Awards. 31 Jan 2011.
  • 28 October 2016


  • "Slide Show Brings A Dutch Pair to Waikato." Waikato Times 4 Nov. 1997: 2.
  • "That’s Progress." Mana: The Māori News Magazine for All New Zealanders 19 (1997/1998). 52-53.
  • "City Slickers But Still Tuhoe." Mana: The Māori News Magazine for All New Zealanders 19 (1997/1998): 39-41.
  • "Iwi Officer Wins Place on UN Programme." Evening Post 21 May 1998: 2.
  • "Gareth Farr: Wellington’s Gay Wunderkind." Express: New Zealand’s Newspaper of Gay Expression 2 Apr. 1998: 15.
  • "A Family Affair." Mana: The Māori News Magazine for all New Zealanders 20 (1998): 29-30.
  • Co-authors Paul Diamond and Dale Husband.
  • "How ARLA Helped Jason to Live." Evening Post 7 Sept. 1998: 5.
  • "Urban Order Hides a Bloody Past." Evening Post 15 June 1998: 5.
  • "Potshots Fired Over Belich’s Wars." Evening Post 8 July 1998: 5.
  • "Paramount Te Atiawa Chief Walked With Pride In Two Worlds." Evening Post 7 May 1998: 5.
  • "Cost of Reforms ‘Too High’." Evening Post 28 July 1998: 5.
  • A Fire In Your Belly: Māori Leaders Speak. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia, 2003.
  • "Nga Manu Taiko." Mana: The Māori News Magazine for all New Zealanders 50 (2003): 87-89.
  • "I’ve Had a Thing About Unfairness." Mana: The Māori News Magazine for all New Zealanders 50 (2003): 91-96.
  • "Whanau Healing." Listener 24 Sept. 2005: 32.
  • Makereti: Taking Māori To The World. Auckland, N.Z.: Random House, 2007.
  • "In Search of Makereti – Founder Lecture 2007." Off the Record 14 (2007): 3.
  • "Eye of a Warrior." Listener 20 June 2009: 33-35.
  • "Casulaties in Their Own Country." Listener 25 Apri. 2009: 30-32.
  • "They Shot Him Down." Dominion Post 23 Oct. 2010: sup. 18-24.
  • "Soap box." Booknotes (Aut 2011): 10.
  • "Soap Box." Booknotes 172 (2011): 10.
  • "A window into race relations c.1956 : using cartoons as a historical source." Turnbull Library Record (2013): 70-79.
  • "Isaac Coates : reuniting his Māori portraits." Off the record (2013): 6-8.
  • "Mark Briggs: Absolutism and the Price of Dissent." How we remember : New Zealanders and the First World War. Ed. Charles Ferrall and Harry Ricketts. Wellington, N.Z.: Victoria University Press, 2014.
  • "Unique window into 1950s and 1960s." Off the record (2014): 14.
  • Papers/Presentations

  • "The Rutland Stockade : an enduring presence." A massive colonial experiment : New Zealand architecture in the 1840s : a one day symposium. Ed. McCarthy, Christine. Wellington, N.Z.: Centre for Building Performance Research, Faculty of Architecture and design, Victoria University, 2014.
  • Reviews

  • "Feijoas Are Not The Only Fruit." Rev. of Vanity Fierce, by Graeme Aitken. Rev. of Sucking Feijoas, by Jeff Buchanan. Express: New Zealand’s Newspaper of Gay Expression 14 May 1998: 17.
  • By Paul Diamond and Antony Paltridge.
  • "A Man In A Hurry." Rev. of John Tamihere: Black and White, by John Tamihere with Helen Bain. Dominion Post 14 Aug. 2004: E. 10.
  • "Books." Rev. Let Me Sing You Gentle Songs, by Linda Olsson. Rev. of Henare te Ua: In the Air, by Henare te Raumoa te Ua. Dominion Post 10 Sept. 2005: E. 10-11.
  • Reviews by Philippa Jamieson and Paul Diamond.
  • "Guarding the Treasure." Rev. of Mana Tuturu: Māori Treasures and Intellectual Property Rights, by Barry Barclay. New Zealand Books 16.2 (2006): 8.
  • "Books." Rev. of State of the Māori Nation: Twenty-first Century Issues in Aotearoa, by Malcolm Mulholland and contributors. Dominion Post 25 Feb. 2006: sup. 18.
  • "A Man’s Man’s World." Rev. of Mates and Lovers, by Chris Brickell. Listener 5 July 2008: 39-41.
  • "Politics and the Prophet." Rev. of Ratana: The Prophet, by Keith Newman. Listener 21 Feb. 2009: 42-43.
  • "Book Reviews." Rev. of The Carver and the Artist: Māori Art in the Twentieth Century, by Damien Skinner. Rev. of Looking for Answers: A Life of Elsie Locke, by Marueen Birchfield. Oral History in New Zealand 2009 21 (2009): 29-30.
  • "Working With Those Who Talk Back." Rev. of Tuamaka: The Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa New Zealand, by Joan Metge. New Zealand Books 20.4 (2010): 20.
  • "My language, my inspiration review." New Zealand listener, 231.3736 (17 Dec 2011): 4017.
  • "A wake-up call." New Zealand listener, 231.3736 (17 Dec 2011): 4017.
  • "The 'Lives of colonial objects' edited by Annabel Cooper, Lachy Patterson, and Angela Wanhalla." Journal of New Zealand studies (2016): 107-109.
  • Visual Arts

  • "Beyond the Barricades." The city of gold and lead. Shelton, Ann. Whanganui, N.Z.: Sarjeant Gallery, 2013.


  • "Remembering Barry Barclay." Take: Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand Newsletter 51 (2008): 28.