Paul Diamond


Paul Diamond (Ngāti Hauā, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi) is Curator, Māori at the Alexander Turnbull Library. He is the author of A Fire in Your Belly: Māori leaders speak (Huia, 2003), Makereti: Taking Māori to the world (Random House, 2007) and Savaged to Suit: Māori and cartooning in New Zealand (Fraser Books, 2018). He has previously worked as an oral historian and broadcaster, and in 2017 he was awarded Creative New Zealand’s Berlin Writer’s Residency.


  • Curatorial advice
  • Exhibition preparation
  • Oral history
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Writing


  • Iwi and hapū
  • Museums