Ko wai? Who we are...

Ahi is a  whānau business. John and Sarah-Jane have pooled over fifteen years' experience in the publishing industry with political research, writing and management skills.


John Huria (Ngāi Tahu, Muaūpoko, English (Bristol)) is an editor, writer, mentor and consultant. John Huria Pic

John edits in a variety of fields, including: kaupapa Māori; fiction; general and academic non-fiction; public sector reports, education texts; science; health; legal history; biography; sport; art; and culture.
Before founding Ahi, John was senior editor at Huia Publishers focusing on the trade publishing list. During a decade at Huia, and subsequently at Ahi, he has worked on a variety of prize-winning and award-nominated books. He also writes cultural commentary. John is a member of Te Waka Toi, the Māori arts board of Creative New Zealand and is on the Advisory Committees of the Whitirea Polytechnic Diploma in Publishing (where he sometimes tutors) and the Writing Programme.
John has a BA (Hons) with first class honours in English literature. He was awarded a Victoria University PhD scholarship and was working on a doctoral thesis in the post-colonial novel when the chance to make a difference for Māori literature beckoned from the publishing industry.

John is into music, road cycling, and loads of other stuff. And at the centre of it all is his whānau.

Contact John at john[dot]huria[@]ahitextsolutions[.]co[.]nz | phone +64 4 586 4209 | Ahi Text Solutions, Level 1 Queens Arcade, 65--71 Queens Drive, PO Box 44 237, Lower Hutt 5040, Aotearoa New Zealand
Download John Huria's Curriculum Vitae


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Sarah-Jane McCosh is a typesetter, designer, researcher and mum.    

Before founding Ahi, Sarah-Jane combined freelance typesetting with full-time motherhood. She had previously spent six years in parliament as a research unit manager, project manager, researcher and ministerial adviser.
Sarah-Jane is Chair of the Rata Street School Board, and is a Board member and singer with the Orpheus Choir of Wellington, currently content-managing their website. She has also spent two years as president of the local Playcentre and been involved at Association level. She has had articles published in Interface and The Publisher.
Sarah-Jane has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics, with Honours in Politics (First Class). She has a passion for children's educational achievement and loves singing, enjoys running, family activities and community involvement.
Download Sarah-Jane's Resume
Contact Sarah-Jane at sarah-jane[dot]mccosh[@]ahitextsolutions[.]co[.]nz | phone +64 4 586 4209 | Ahi Text Solutions, Level 1 Queens Arcade, 65--71 Queens Drive, PO Box 44 237, Lower Hutt 5040, Aotearoa New Zealand
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