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Find a book titled Nga Waka o Nehera, this is about the migration of all Maori to New Zealand and will tell you why and where they came from. This will also help you to understand why we have different tribes and the names of these!!
I have no idea of how you will find this book in Norway though! Try searching this site or sites such as trademe.co.nz or just google anything maori!
To understand us maori, i suggest that you look at how your ancestors lived with nature in the old world, you will probably find theirs not that much difference. or a second suggestion, google Waitangi tribunal claim, wai 262, flora and fauna 1991, all papers concerning our feelings, and much more, are there for all to see. such a claim may benefit all the peoples of mother earth, if recognized. All the very best on your research.