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
John Huria (Ngāi Tahu, Muaūpoko, English (Bristol)) is an editor, writer, mentor and consultant.
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.
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.
into music, road cycling, and loads of other stuff. And at the centre of it all
is his whānau.
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