Michael Belgrave is a historian and foundation member of Massey University's Albany campus. He was previously research manager of the Waitangi Tribunal and has continued to work on Treaty of Waitangi research and settlements, providing substantial research reports into a wide number of the Waitangi Tribunal's inquiries. More recently he's been heavily involved in negotiating the historical aspects of treaty settlements with a number of iwi. He has published widely on treaty and Maori history. His most recent book, Dancing with the King (AUP, 2017) is an exploration of diplomacy and peace-making in the decades between the Waikato War and the opening of the King Country.