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How my koro became a star  by Brianne Te Paa

How my koro became a star

Brianne Te Paa

Picture book

"A young boy learns about the customs around celebrating Matariki from his grandfather. They watch the stars from the top of a mountain, prepare their offering of food for the gods, and the boy learns about Te Waka o Rangi and the tradition of calling...

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Greenstone carving  by Len Gale

Greenstone carving

Len Gale

Book

"This concise guide to the art of greenstone carving, out of print for the past 20 years, returns in a smartly designed, fully illustrated new edition. Greenstone Carving takes readers from the origins of pounamu/greenstone through the basics of the artform...

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Ko Tāwhaki nui ā hema:  by Sidney M. Mead

Ko Tāwhaki nui ā hema:

Sidney M. Mead

Book

"He tipua a Tāwhaki, he māia, he tangata whai pūkenga, whai kaha hoki me tōna mīharo hoki. I ora mai anō a ia i tana patunga e ōna taokete. Ka pā ōna ringa ki ngā whatu o tōna kuia kāpō, ka kita anō ia. Ka piki ia i nga rangi tūhākā ki te rapu i tana...

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Sedition  by Anahera Gildea

Sedition

Anahera Gildea

Book

"Sedition is Anahera's long-awaited first full-length volume of poetry. Comprising a significant body of previously unpublished work, Sedition represents a vital political intervention in the poetic landscape of Aotearoa. The work ranges and rages th...

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Ko wai kei te papa takaro? = Who is at the playground?  by Te Ataakura Pewhairangi

Ko wai kei te papa takaro? = Who is at the playground?

Te Ataakura Pewhairangi

Picture book

"Me kimi ko wai e tākaro ana ki runga i te retireti, i te tārere, i te pae piki i runga aha anō i tēnei pukapuka papa whakamīharo mō tētahi toronga ki te papatākaro. He pukapuka māmā, pātai atu, whakahoki mai tōna hanga hei hoatu i kupu hou me ngā r...

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Nanny Mihi's medicine = Ngā Rongoā a Nanny Mihi  by Melanie Drewery

Nanny Mihi's medicine = Ngā Rongoā a Nanny Mihi

Melanie Drewery

Picture book

Nanny Mihi's grandchildren excitedly visit her every school holidays. Only this time they arrive with colds ... Nanny takes the kids around her forest and garden, showing them plants that can make them feel better. They find kawakawa and make tea, manuka...

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Te hiakai tangata  by Sidney M. Mead

Te hiakai tangata

Sidney M. Mead

Book

"This is a story of a taniwha that lives beside a track between villages and menaces travellers and the surrounding iwi. When a chief's son is taken by the taniwha, Te Hiakai, the people devise many plans to trap and kill the taniwha, but each time Te...

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Tiare Tangaroa me te Taipō Moana  by Tania Kelly Roxborogh

Tiare Tangaroa me te Taipō Moana

Tania Kelly Roxborogh

Book

"This is the Māori language edition of Charlie Tangaroa and the Creature from the Sea. On a beach clean-up, thirteen-year-old one-legged Charlie and his brother, Robbie, find a ponaturi - a mermaid - washed up on a beach. An ancient grudge between the...

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Awatea rātou ko te kapa Kawa  by Fraser Smith

Awatea rātou ko te kapa Kawa

Fraser Smith

Book

"It's the holidays, and Awatea is staying with his grandparents at the beach. He's got lots of time and freedom to explore, visit the tree hut and have adventures with Carrot, the talking parrot. Awatea catches fish, cooks over a campfire and spends a...

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Ko te hiakai tangata  by Sidney M. Mead

Ko te hiakai tangata

Sidney M. Mead

Book

"This is the Māori language edition of Te Hiakai Tangata: The Taniwha of Tuarā-rangaia. A taniwha that lives beside a track between villages menaces travellers and the surrounding iwi. When a chief's son is taken by the taniwha, Te Hiakai, the people...

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Te taonga huna o Awatea  by Fraser Smith

Te taonga huna o Awatea

Fraser Smith

Book

"Awatea is staying in the country with his grandparents and uncles - next door to Mrs Carol's house, said to be haunted. Awatea's uncles challenge him to spend a night there, but can he do it? Meantime, they go to stay at the beach, where he meets the...

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Ko Whetū Toa me te tangata tūmatarau  by Steph Matuku

Ko Whetū Toa me te tangata tūmatarau

Steph Matuku

Book

"When Whetu's mother takes a job at a magician's house and farm, Whetū becomes the animal keeper, looking after some unusual animals and the magician's stage assistant - a troublesome white rabbit called Errant. Errant's been playing around with magic...

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Tāwhaki  by Sidney M. Mead

Tāwhaki

Sidney M. Mead

Book

"Recalls the miraculous life of Tāwhaki. Similar to Māui, Tāwhaki was a demigod who possessed mighty powers. Tāwhaki almost died at the hands of his brothers-in-law but was found by his wife Hine-piripiri and revived. This near-death experience revea...

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My first book of words = Kupu  by Katie Kool

My first book of words = Kupu

Katie Kool

Picture book

A bilingual book of Te Reo Māori and English words.

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My first book of numbers  = Tohutau  by Katie Kool

My first book of numbers = Tohutau

Katie Kool

Picture book

Each page has a picture of a number of objects and the corresponding numeral for very young children.

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My first book of animals = Kararehe  by Katie Kool

My first book of animals = Kararehe

Katie Kool

Picture book

Introduces the Māori words for different kinds of animals.

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Myths and Legends of Aotearoa. Volume two by Annie Rae Te Ake Ake

Myths and Legends of Aotearoa. Volume two

Annie Rae Te Ake Ake

Audio CD

A retelling of 13 traditional Māori myths and legends. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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Te kokorangi  by Witi Ihimaera

Te kokorangi

Witi Ihimaera

Book

"E kimi ana a Te Kokorangi i etahi pia hou tokowha hei ako i nga korero o Matariki me te maramataka. Kowhiria ana etahi tama tokotoru, me tetahi kotiro, he pani, ko Aria te ingoa. Tohe ana a Aria kia haere ano ko tana kuri haunga i tona taha. Ka ahua...

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Kua whetūrangitia a koro  by Brianne Te Paa

Kua whetūrangitia a koro

Brianne Te Paa

Picture book

"A young boy learns about the customs around celebrating Matariki from his grandfather. They watch the stars from the top of a mountain, prepare their offering of food for the gods, and the boy learns about Te Waka o Rangi and the tradition of calling...

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Matariki around the world  by Rangi Matamua

Matariki around the world

Rangi Matamua

Book

"The Matariki cluster (or Pleiades) is known by many different names and is seen and celebrated by many cultures around the world. This ... illustrated book features 21 stories: 9 of which highlight the Māori Matariki stars, while the others reference...

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Colour the stars = taea nga whetū  by Dawn McMillan

Colour the stars = taea nga whetū

Dawn McMillan

Picture book

"How do you describe colour to someone who is blind? Isaac and Luke are friends. Luke is blind and believes that he doesn't need colours in his life. Isaac can't imagine a world without colour and decides to teach his friend about them. Because Luke is...

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The astromancer  by Witi Ihimaera

The astromancer

Witi Ihimaera

Book

"The Astromancer is looking for four new apprentices to learn about Matariki and the Maramataka calendar. She chooses three boys and an orphan girl, Aria, who will come only if she can bring her smelly dog. Aria, though, is bored by the lessons, and ...

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Matariki  by Kirsten Parkinson

Matariki

Kirsten Parkinson

Picture book

"How can we celebrate Matariki? Let's look to the stars! Maumaharatia - Remembering our past. Tiakina te taio - Caring for our environment. Te whakawhanaungatanga - Connecting with our people. Me pēhea tātou e whakanui i a Matariki? Tirohia ngā whetū...

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Puripāha  by Witi Ihimaera

Puripāha

Witi Ihimaera

Book

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Te Hemara Tauhia, 1815-1891  by Anne Eddy

Te Hemara Tauhia, 1815-1891

Anne Eddy

Book

"... the rangatira, Te Hemara Tauhia (1815 – 1891), in his role as chief of the Te Kawerau/Ngāti Rongo hapū of the Ngāti Whātua iwi, re-occupying ancestral lands after living in captivity with Ngāpuhi...Despite their efforts for each community, both men...

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Nō reira nei te āwhina mōku? = From where will my help come? : poems, people and reflections from Aotearoa; deep taproots in good soil  by D. J. (David John) Moxon

Nō reira nei te āwhina mōku? = From where will my help come? : poems, people and reflections from Aotearoa; deep taproots in good soil

D. J. (David John) Moxon

Book

"The stories of the Māori and Pākehā Christians in this book describe people who were both bicultural and transformative in their time. Ranging from 1814 to 2011, the book spans the first two hundred years of sowing and cultivating the seeds of the gospel...

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Tamariki yoga  by 1968- author Jahri Jah Jah

Tamariki yoga

1968- author Jahri Jah Jah

Picture book

Ngā Tamariki (children) are natural Yogis. This book introduces yoga practice and philosphy for young children with a te reo Māori twist."--Back cover.

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Ko tōku māmā te kuini o te rori  by Jennifer Beck

Ko tōku māmā te kuini o te rori

Jennifer Beck

Picture book

"This is the Māori language edition of My Mum is Queen of the Road. Ari and Isabella play with trucks and diggers, making roads in a sandpit. Ari tells Isabella that his mother is a roadworker who works the Stop/Go sign and is called Queen of the Roa...

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Fragments from a contested past

Fragments from a contested past

Book

"'What a nation or society chooses to remember and forget speaks to its contemporary priorities and sense of identity. Understanding how that process works enables us to better imagine a future with a different, or wider, set of priorities.' History has...

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Pony ride with Suchi  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Pony ride with Suchi

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

"A delightful book about a young learner riding a pony at her kura. Saddle up and come along on an adventurous ride. The book is filled with fun, new Māori vocabulary, phrases and English translations (glossary)."--www.wheelers.co.nz

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Between God and a hard place  by Michael Corboy

Between God and a hard place

Michael Corboy

Book

This is the story of 19th Century evangelical Anglicans who determined to convert the people of Aotearoa to Christianity. As campaigners for their Christian God, they travelled to a country 12,000 miles from Britain, a perilous journey, to convert in...

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Puanga me Matariki  by Sharon Holt

Puanga me Matariki

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A song about Puanga and Matariki. Matariki is a star cluster and Puanga is a star in the sky too. According to some tribes Puanga is a sign of the start of the new year.

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Mōrena mōrena  by Ruia Aperahama

Mōrena mōrena

Ruia Aperahama

Picture book

"This book is about morning routines. It is the first book in our series that brings a previously written song to life in a book"--Page 2.

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Tūnui = Comet  by Robert Sullivan

Tūnui = Comet

Robert Sullivan

Book

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Ngā ngeru  by Amiria Stirling

Ngā ngeru

Amiria Stirling

Picture book

"This is the Māori language edition of The Cats of Pāia Street. This story takes a sneak peek at the hidden lives and adventures of cats Brucie and Naki, and little dog Wolfie. Brucie is glamorous, sassy and a martial arts expert. Wolfie is crazy about...

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Our rongoā marā  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Our rongoā marā

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Book

Our rongoā marā (our medicine garden) is about children and their school planting a medicine garden and learning to respect other cultures. The children are introduced to traditional Maori cultural beliefs of rongoā. Rongoā marā is the traditional he...

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Guardians of the children of Tane Mahuta = Kaitiaki te wao nui o Tāne Mahuta  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Guardians of the children of Tane Mahuta = Kaitiaki te wao nui o Tāne Mahuta

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Book

"This book story shows how young learners can become kaitiaki (guardians) and help protect the children of Tāne Māhuta. The book is filled with fun information, plenty of new Maori vocabulary, phrases, English translations (glossary) and interactive ...

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Kaitiaki of the whenua  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Kaitiaki of the whenua

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Book

"This picture book story shows how young learners can become kaitaki (caretakers) to keeping their environment clean, safe and a happier place. It highlights the effort of young learners to protect sand dunes on the beaches near their school. The book...

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The pipi and the mussels  by Dot Meharry

The pipi and the mussels

Dot Meharry

Picture book

When the whales swim up and down the coast, they disturb the pipi and the mussels with the big waves they create. The pipi and the mussels decide to talk to the whales but end up fleeing, with the pipi digging down into the sand to escape, and the mu...

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Let's go on a beach walk  by Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Let's go on a beach walk

Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Book

"An interactive book with great visual pictures to compliment place-based learning at the beach. Few things are as good for mental wellness as going outside and learning to use our senses.The book turns walking to the beach into an interactive, playf...

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I'm Maori and proud  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

I'm Maori and proud

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Picture book

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I can korero Māori everyday  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

I can korero Māori everyday

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Book

A fun resource for children to learn Māori vocabulary throughout the day at school during different settings. This fantastic picture book will inspire tamariki to use more Māori language in the classroom, at home or anywhere. It includes plenty of new...

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Tu meke tuatara!  by Malcolm Clarke

Tu meke tuatara!

Malcolm Clarke

Picture book

"Kua pāpōuri a tahi tuatara. Nā konā, ka whakapau kaha a Roger Ruru ki te manamanahau a ia, auare ake. Kātahi ka rongo nga hoa takirua ne i tētahi auē tūmekemeke. Kua raruraru e wai? Ka ahatia e Tahi rāua ko Roger?"--Publisher's description.

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I'm a tuahine at school  by Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

I'm a tuahine at school

Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Picture book

"Told through the eyes of a preschooler big sister, this charming picture book empowers older children and siblings by showing them that they have very important roles to play at home and in the classroom. It includes plenty of new Maori vocabulary, ...

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Heihei, noke and recycling   by Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Heihei, noke and recycling

Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Book

"Children learn that sorting recycling and giving new life to old things is not only good for the environment. It is a whole lot of fun, too! It includes plenty of new Maori vocabulary, phrases and English translations (glossary)"-- Publisher descrip...

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I can be like Maui  by Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

I can be like Maui

Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Picture book

"A great story book resource that supports Te ao Maori. The book provides great examples of how kaiako and tamariki may recognize Te ao Maori principles using Maui as a mentor. The book highlights everyday examples of a child seeing Maui as an example...

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I'm a tuakana at school  by Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

I'm a tuakana at school

Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Picture book

"Told through the eyes of a preschooler big brother, this charming picture book empowers older children and siblings by showing them that they have very important roles to play in the classroom. It includes plenty of new Maori vocabulary, phrases and...

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Let's celebrate Matariki  by Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Let's celebrate Matariki

Abel Junior. author. Tutagalevao

Picture book

A fun picture book for preschoolers and Primary junior classes exploring what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in contemporary society. It includes plenty of new vocabulary and will encourage tamariki, kaiako...

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Let's go for a bush walk  by Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Let's go for a bush walk

Abel Junior Tutagalevao

Book

"A fun interactive picture book for bush/forest excursions and place-based learning. Few things are as good for mental wellness as going outside and learning to use our senses. The book turns exploring the bush into an interactive, playful, learning ...

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Row, row, row your waka = Hoe, hoe hoea te waka   by Rebecca Larsen

Row, row, row your waka = Hoe, hoe hoea te waka

Rebecca Larsen

Picture book

"Find a partner get in your waka and row, row, row. A New Zealand adaptation of Row, row, row your boat"--Back cover.

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He kōrero mō ngā manu o Aotearoa  by G. F. (Geoffrey Francis) Fuller

He kōrero mō ngā manu o Aotearoa

G. F. (Geoffrey Francis) Fuller

Book

"Geoffrey Fuller has painted ... illustrations to accompany his rhyming text about birds commonly found in New Zealand. The 20 featured birds include the popular kea, tūi and kiwi as well as less celebrated birds such as the mallard, pied stilt and.....

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Toi tū, toi ora

Toi tū, toi ora

Book

"The story of contemporary Māori art from the 1950s to the present day, with more than 200 artworks by 110 Māori artists, this is a powerful, dynamic new book. Māori art is unique among all art movements, and to Aotearoa New Zealand. Drawing on centuries...

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Ira tākaro  by Harko Brown

Ira tākaro

Harko Brown

Book

In this landmark educational publication researcher Harko Brown explains the tenets of Ira Takaro Theory. Brown contends that since the mid-1800's there has been a lack of attention to ira takaro (or the schema) of Tamariki Māori in our health, sports...

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Me anga whakamua = Facing the future

Me anga whakamua = Facing the future

Book

"Explores the impact of the first encounters between Maori and Europeans through three essays by Tohunga Whakairo - Te Warihi Hetaraka, Professor Alison Jones and a voice of the next generation - Justice Hetaraka. " The question of where does Aotearoa...

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Tāngata Ngāi Tahu = People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume two

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu = People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume two

Book

"Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri a muri ake nei. For us and our children after us. Tāngata Ngāi Tahu, Volume Two remembers and celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngāi Tahu. Spanning time, geography and kaupapa, some fifty biographies bring...

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Brett Graham  by Brett Graham

Brett Graham

Brett Graham

Book

"In 2018 Brett Graham (Ngati Koroki Kahukura, Tainui) spent six weeks in Taranaki as the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery's artist-in-residence. Connecting with tangata whenua and his extended whanau, Graham researched the history of the relationship betw...

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Impossible  by Stan Walker

Impossible

Stan Walker

Book

"Stan Walker is one of Aotearoa's most famous singers. But nothing ever came easy for Stan. What were the chances of success for a kid whose parents had both been in jail? Whose world had been filled with drugs and violence and things no kid should even...

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Takurua  by Christine Dale

Takurua

Christine Dale

Book

"Following on from the success of Raumati: My Words of Summer: What do you see, hear, feel, smell and taste in winter? All the chilly words that describe winter in Aotearoa New Zealand. A wonderful way to encourage building the vocabulary of young re...

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Amorangi and Millie's trip through time  by Lauren Keenan

Amorangi and Millie's trip through time

Lauren Keenan

Book

"Amorangi and Millie lost their mum. Their only clue to her whereabouts is a carving on a tree that says, I'm in the past! Rescue me! To do this, Amorangi and Millie must travel up every branch of their family tree and collect an object from each ancestor...

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Te pou herenga waka o Rehua  by Claire Kaahu White

Te pou herenga waka o Rehua

Claire Kaahu White

Book

"This book is a history of Māori Affairs trade training in Christchurch and the role played by Rehua Marae. It charts a little understood period of Māori social history in NZ from the 1950s to the early 2000s and reflects the unique partnership of Ngai...

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The Māori picture dictionary = Papakupu whakaahua  by Margaret Sinclair

The Māori picture dictionary = Papakupu whakaahua

Margaret Sinclair

Book

"Contains illustrations for over 1400 of the most common words used in daily life. Illustrated by two up-and-coming Maori artists, The Maori Picture Dictionary / Te Papakupu Whakaahua has a sense of fun. Many words are clarified in short sentences in...

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The story of Waihiko  by Hori Te Ariki Mataki

The story of Waihiko

Hori Te Ariki Mataki

Book

Fictional story of Waihiko, the god of electricity who is responsible for the digital world today.

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Te kōrero mō Waihiko  by Hori Te Ariki Mataki

Te kōrero mō Waihiko

Hori Te Ariki Mataki

Book

Fictional story of Waihiko, the god of electricity who is responsible for the digital world today.

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Kui Ūkui-Ūkuikui  by Joy Cowley

Kui Ūkui-Ūkuikui

Joy Cowley

Picture book

After the cow, the pig and the duck have rolled in the mud Mrs Wishy-washy puts each in the tub and scrubs them clean.

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Ngā Purū o Hauraki  by Nikki Slade-Robinson

Ngā Purū o Hauraki

Nikki Slade-Robinson

Picture book

Broo, a young Bryde's Whale is searching for food but it's getting harder and harder to find. ... [A] tale that addresses the challenges faced by marine life in the Hauraki Gulf, ... reminding us of the importance of the conservation of our whole mar...

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Ngā taonga e waru mā Te Wheke  by Steph Matuku

Ngā taonga e waru mā Te Wheke

Steph Matuku

Picture book

"Tamati and his little sister, Aria, are playing on the beach when Aria hurts herself and can't stop crying. Te Wheke, an octopus, hears her and says he can help. But he tricks Tamati by throwing him a gold coin and a shiny pearl, and while both Tamati's...

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Lucas’s car = Te waka o Lucas  by Marie Munro

Lucas’s car = Te waka o Lucas

Marie Munro

Picture book

Lucas has a car, he drives it very fast, he drives it round and round, coming first and never last. Will thrill-seeking, speed king, Lucas, resist the temptation, or will he drive his car down the stairs? -- Back cover.

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Tiwaiwaka  by Rob McGowan

Tiwaiwaka 

Rob McGowan

Book

Our energy to heal and create change, comes from the whenua - the living growing earth with all its beauty; from te Ngahere (Forests) and the rivers and mountains - the special places where Papatuanuku still retains that gift of life that once flouri...

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Stepping up  by Luke Fitzmaurice

Stepping up

Luke Fitzmaurice

Book

"This book discusses the roadside checkpoints that were set up by Māori to protect communities during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Case studies of four different checkpoints are examined, each of which looked slightly different, but all of...

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He rangi marangai  by Pam Holden

He rangi marangai

Pam Holden

Book

"Have you seen a big storm? Storms can bring all kinds of bad weather, like floods, avalanches and hailstorms. What else? They can do damage to trees and buildings. People have to stay inside when there is a bad storm."--Publisher's description.

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Ētahi rotarota o Aotearoa  by Janet Horwell

Ētahi rotarota o Aotearoa

Janet Horwell

Book

"Diverse, inclusive and modern nursery rhymes co-created with our tamariki for 2021 and beyond. The book re-imagines outdated, traditional rhymes into fun and playful celebrations of everything that is Aotearoa. Rhymes for all tamariki - no matter th...

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Kia pōturi te haere  by Pam Holden

Kia pōturi te haere

Pam Holden

Book

"The boy in this story is always busy riding on all sorts of things. He likes to go very fast, and his big sister gets worried. She thinks he will crash!"--Publisher's description.

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Poihau wera  by Pam Holden

Poihau wera

Pam Holden

Book

"Have you ever seen big balloons taking people for a ride? Look at these hot air balloons flying up in the sky. The look like all kinds of different things."--Publisher's description.

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E hia ki a au?  by Pam Holden

E hia ki a au?

Pam Holden

Book

"Can you count all the parts of your body? How many fingernails have you got? How many knuckles are on your hands? What are the parts of your body called?"--Publisher's description.

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Te matapae huarere  by Pam Holden

Te matapae huarere

Pam Holden

Book

"This robot came to visit the young boy. The robot had never been outside before. He saw things that he had never ever seen. He asked lots of questions about the weather. Can you read his questions with the robot's voice?"--Publisher's description.

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Kārearea  by Māmari Stephens

Kārearea

Māmari Stephens

Book

"My journey into law and mātauranga is one more defined by absence, understanding of loss, whakamā, accident and a sense of coming in from the cold, than by any programmatic acquisition of expertise. This collection of writing from Māmari Stephens (Te...

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Kāinga  by Paul Tapsell

Kāinga

Paul Tapsell

Book

"Through his own experience and the stories of his tīpuna, Paul Tapsell (Te Arawa, Tainui) charts the impact of colonisation on his people. Alienation from kāinga and whenua becomes a wider story of environmental degradation and system collapse. This...

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Mīhini nui  by Diana Freeman

Mīhini nui

Diana Freeman

Book

"When we make new roads, we need machines to help us. When we build new schools and houses, we need machines. They do work that is too hard for us. Some machines help to load ships and lift heavy things. Some machines move earth and rocks."--Publishe...

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Ngā kaihōrapa o rarowhenua  by Pam Holden

Ngā kaihōrapa o rarowhenua

Pam Holden

Book

"Do you know about things that are under the ground? People who have been exploring have found valuable things like diamonds and silver. Explorers have found useful things like oil under the ground. What else?"--Publisher's description.

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E hia ōu tau?  by Pam Holden

E hia ōu tau?

Pam Holden

Book

"How old are you? Do you know someone who is very old? Who is very young? How old are your friends? How old are the other people in your family? How old will you be when you have your next birthday? "--Publisher's description.

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Poihau uenuku  by Pam Holden

Poihau uenuku

Pam Holden

Book

"Do you like blowing up balloons? What happens if you blow too much? Look at all the different balloons. What will the children do with so many balloons?"--Publisher's description.

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He puia  by Julie Ellis

He puia

Julie Ellis

Book

"A volcano is a mountain that erupts - it explodes! Hot, melted rock called lava blows out of the top. It runs down the side of the mountain. The volcano shoots out steam and smoke and ash. It is dangerous for people and animals. Hot lava can cover farms...

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Kurangaituku  by Whiti Hereaka

Kurangaituku

Whiti Hereaka

Book

"In the void of time, Kurangaituku, the bird-woman, tells the story of her extraordinary Life - the birds who first sang her into being, the arrival of the Song Makers and the change they brought to her world, her life with the young man Hatupatu, and...

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Huia short stories. 14, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Huia short stories. 14, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Book

"These stories present the best writung from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2021. The authors are a mix of new writers and known authors. The stories they tell have characters that will stay with you, descriptions that evoke s trong sense of time...

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Te pakanga a Ngāti Rānaki me Te Ranga-Tipua

Te pakanga a Ngāti Rānaki me Te Ranga-Tipua

Graphic novel

"Ngāti Rānaki me Te Ranga-Tipua - mai anō i te wehenga of Rangi rāua ko Papa ko rāua tonu ngā tauā tuahangata rongonui katoa - ka wera te umu pokapoka o te ao tukupū i tēnei pakanga turaki aorangi ... He kohinga nō ngā pakiwaituhi hirahira katoa i tēnei...

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Hine and the tohunga portal  by Ataria Sharman

Hine and the tohunga portal

Ataria Sharman

Book

"Hine and her brother, Hōhepa, unwittingly step through a portal into an ancient realm inhabited by Māori deities, Kea bird tribes, patupaiarehe (fairy people), moa and giant eagles. This world is in turmoil as evil sorcerer Kae has built a cursed army...

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The Raupō phrasebook of modern Māori  by Scotty Morrison

The Raupō phrasebook of modern Māori

Scotty Morrison

Book

The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori is an up-to-date, versatile and relevant resource for anyone wanting to use the Maori language in everyday life.

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He Atua, he tangata  by A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) Reed

He Atua, he tangata

A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) Reed

Book

A fully revised edition of the authoritative work of Māori myths and legends. Esteemed editor Ross Calman (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa, Kai Tahu) has further revised the Reed Book of Māori Mythology to blend story, source and commentary into a captivati...

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Koro  by Gavin Bishop

Koro

Gavin Bishop

Picture book

"A day with grandad showing ... the bond between grandfather and child: a small hand in a big one, big gumboots and little, some food, stories and a snooze to finish"--Publisher's website.

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Te kuia me te pūngāwerewere = the kuia and the spider  by Patricia Grace

Te kuia me te pūngāwerewere = the kuia and the spider

Patricia Grace

Book

"Who's best at weaving, the kuia or the spider? They decide to ask their grandchildren"--Publisher information.

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Te Tuna Wātakirihi me ngā tamariki o te Tiriti o Toa = Watercress Tuna and the children of Champion Street  by Patricia Grace

Te Tuna Wātakirihi me ngā tamariki o te Tiriti o Toa = Watercress Tuna and the children of Champion Street

Patricia Grace

Picture book

"Story about a magical eel that presents cultural treasures to a group of Māori, Pasifika and Pākehā children, who then use their gifts to enrich their neighbourhood... It celebrates diverse cultural heritage and the role of music and dance in bringing...

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The greatest haka festival on Earth  by Pania Tahau-Hodges

The greatest haka festival on Earth

Pania Tahau-Hodges

Book

"It's national kapa haka competition time again, and this Māori performing arts festival is a big event! It needs planning, tactics and dedication - and that's just for the people watching! Nan's a hardcore kapa haka follower, and she shows her mokopuna...

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Mokopuna Matatini  by Pania Tahau-Hodges

Mokopuna Matatini

Pania Tahau-Hodges

Book

"It's national kapa haka competition time again, and this Māori performing arts festival is a big event! It needs planning, tactics and dedication - and that's just for the people watching! Nan's a hardcore kapa haka follower, and she shows her mokopuna...

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He pou hiringa

He pou hiringa

Book

"The creation of new science requires moving beyond simply understanding one another's perspectives. We need to find transformative spaces for knowledge exchange and progress.' Māori have a long history of innovation based on mātauranga and tikanga, ...

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Blimmin' Koro! = Kātahi rā, e Koro e!  by Jill Bevan-Brown

Blimmin' Koro! = Kātahi rā, e Koro e!

Jill Bevan-Brown

Picture book

"Kotuku notices her grandfather is becoming forgetful. He hides things around the house. He has trouble walking and talking. Why is Koro sick? Step by step Kotuku and her whānau learn about dementia and help Koro and each other to adjust to the changes...

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Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters  by Rebecca Rice

Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters

Rebecca Rice

Book

The portrait wall in Toi Art, the art gallery within New Zealands national museum, Te Papa, is the most popular art exhibition for museum visitors. Hung salon-style on dark red walls, its 36 arresting portraits span historical portraiture to contempo...

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