He kōrero kei te tīmatanga o tētahi pukapuka, koia hei whakaatu mā te kaituhi i te orokohanga mai o te pukapuka, tōna take, tōna korahi me ōna ngoikoretanga. I ētahi wā ka tuhia ngā whakamihi ki te kupu whakapuaki. Kitea nuitia ai te kupu whakapuaki i te pukapuka pono.
A passage located at the beginning of a book which allows the writer to reveal the genesis of the book, its purpose, scope and limitations. Sometimes acknowledgements are also included in the preface. A preface is mainly seen in works of non-fiction.
whakapuaki - to reveal, disclose, express
I roto i te kupu whakapuaki o te pukapuka nei, ka whakamāramahia e te kaituhi he aha ia i whakapeto ngoi ai ki tēnei kaupapa.