DR RICHARD BENTON was an Adjunct Professor at Te Mātāhauariki, and is now an honorary lecturer in Te Piringa/Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato. He has written and lectured extensively on language policy and on aspects of the history and vocabulary of Māori and other Austronesian languages.
DR ALEX FRAME is a barrister and honorary Professor of Law at Te Piringa/Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato, and former Director of Te Mātāhauariki. His previous books include the prizewinning Salmond: Southern Jurist (1995), and Grey & Iwikau—A Journey into Custom (2002).
PAUL MEREDITH is of Ngāti Maniapoto and Pākehā descent, and was a Research Fellow at Te Mātāhauariki. He currently holds the position of Pou Hautu at Victoria University of Wellington.