The History of the Church Missionary Society
Very good reading. There are three sections here, the first begining at a time some 20 years before any established and welcome mission came to New Zealand, mentions some of the earlier Maori that visited overseas in pre-missionary times. It covers the genuineness of the Treaty, and then turmoil caused by the intention to 'change the rules', Maori 'movements' and touches on the wars.
Part 1 from Vol 1.
1786. Samuel Marsden - his opposition from authority and traders - meeting first Maori. Civilization or Gospel? Ruatara, Hongi, Samuel Lee, Henry and William Williams, etc.
Part 2 from Vol 1.
Advent of Colonists - Annexation of New Zealand - Bishop Selwyn, his travels and trials - Treaty - Colonial Encroachment and Maori Discontent - Governors Fitzroy and Grey - The Missionary Lands Question - Grey's Secret Despatch - The Maori Bible.
Extracts from Vol 2.
Maori Religious freedom threatened - Grog shops - Land disputes - The King movement - Taranaki War - Waitara - Sir George Grey - Pai-Marire
Christianity Among The New Zealanders
By the Right Rev. William Williams, D.C.L. Bishop of Waiapu.
SEELEY, JACKSON, AND HALLIDAY, 54 FLEET STREET, LONDON MDCCCLXVII.
CHAPTER I 1808-1814
Rev. S Marsden and the New Zealanders
CHAPTER II 1815-1822
The Dark Night of Heathenism
CHAPTER III 1823, 1824
The Dawn Of Day
CHAPTER IV 1826, 1827
Perilous Crisis of the Mission
CHAPTER V and ONWARDS
Can be obtained on this link at
the University of Auckland website on early NZ books