Robin and Sam Walters have spent three years visiting some of the large marae and more humble meeting houses for their photographic book, Marae.
Robin is a photographer and film-maker and he's the son of wellknown 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.
The images in this gallery are used with permission and are subject to copyright conditions.