The Maori are indeed Polynesian. There has never been any doubt among the Polynesian people regarding this issue. Now there is an issue among Polynesians about Fiji. Half of my Polynesian family consider them Melanesian and the other half consider them Polynesian. Me? They aren't American. So? This American of Samoan heritage gives little care about such issues. Hehe!
See my post #5. Have you ever heard about two brothers named Kulabob and Manup?