Photographers Robin and Sam Walters have travelled up and down the country capturing detailed photographs of hundreds of marae.
The husband and wife team spent three years on the project, visiting 400 meeting houses for their book Marae. In the book's first volume, 21 marae are featured.
Robin Walters said they hunted for marae that had a personal connection with the couple.
He said since he comes from Northland, many marae from the Far North made the book.