The Gisborne Herald has reported on two key people who have worked on this project: Richard Rangihuna and Sid Eames.

Their task of compatability checking the 1868 Maori Bible — published by Bishop of Waiapu Williams Williams — with the Revised Version of 1884, New American Standard Version, New International Version, New King James Version and recent Holman Christian Standard Bible started in 2006.

Mr Eames looked after the English side of accuracy and Mr Rangihuna the Maori.

They completed their work in 2008.

They have done a lot of diligent work. Richard also knows why old Maori Bibles are so rare:

Mr Rangihuna said Maori bibles were rare as many Maori, including his own father, were buried with their bibles.