More suggestions and sources
Archie, Carol. Skin to skin: intimate true stories of Maori-Pakeha inter-marriage. Auckland: Penguin Books, 2005.
Dewson, Emma. ‘Off to the dance: Romance in rural New Zealand communities, 1880s–1920s.’ History Australia 2, no. 1 (2004) 05-05-9.
Greenhalgh, Charlotte. ‘Bush Cinderellas: Young New Zealander and Romance at the Movies, 1919–1939.’ New Zealand Journal of History 44, no. 1 (2010): 1–21.
Haami, Bradford. Traditional Māori love stories. Auckland: Harper Collins, 1997.
McAlpine, Rachel. The passionate pen: New Zealand’s romance writers talk to Rachel McAlpine. Christchurch: Hazard, 1992.
White, Georgina. Light fantastic: dance floor courtship in New Zealand. Auckland: Harper Collins, 2007.