Auckland Libraries: Māori new titles

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Whetū Mārama

Whetū Mārama

DVD

"Whetū Mārama: Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka Hek Busby, and his significance for Māori in rekindling their wayfinding DNA and for all New Zealanders in reclaiming our place as traditional star voyages on the world map."

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Ko wai e huna ana?  by Satoru Ōnishi

Ko wai e huna ana?

Satoru Ōnishi

Picture book

A picture puzzle book where one animal is hiding on each page. Introduces simple sentences, counting, colours, recognising emotion, and the names of animals.

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A fire in the belly of Hineāmaru  by Melinda Webber

A fire in the belly of Hineāmaru

Melinda Webber

Book

"'E kore e monehunehu te pumahara ki nga momo rangatira o nehera na ratou nei i toro te nukuroa o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa me Papa Tu a Nuku. Ko nga tohu o o ratou tapuwae i kakahutia ki runga i te mata o te whenua - he taonga, he tapu. Time will not dim the memory...

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Ka ngangana tonu a Hineāmaru  by Melinda Webber

Ka ngangana tonu a Hineāmaru

Melinda Webber

Book

'E kore e monehunehu te pumahara ki nga momo rangatira o nehera na ratou nei i toro te nukuroa o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa me Papa Tu a Nuku. Ko nga tohu o o ratou tapuwae i kakahutia ki runga i te mata o te whenua - he taonga, he tapu. -Ta Himi Henare. Haramai te...

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Tiakina Te Pā Harakeke

Tiakina Te Pā Harakeke

Book

"Tiakina Te Pā Harakeke : Ancestral Knowledge and Tamariki Wellbeing discusses the values and successful practices of Māori childrearing that have been maintained and encouraged within whānau, hapū and iwi for generations. This book brings together knowledge...

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Nana's electric car = Te motoka hiko o Kui  by Marie Munro

Nana's electric car = Te motoka hiko o Kui

Marie Munro

Picture book

Bella, Jacob and Lucas are environment and climate-change savvy, so they're really excited to discover that their Nana has chosen a clean energy way to help protect the environment. Her new car is fully electric. But that's not all. Nana has solar panels on...

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Where is this Dog? = Kei hea Tenei Kuri?  by Ian (Wellington author) Munro

Where is this Dog? = Kei hea Tenei Kuri?

Ian (Wellington author) Munro

Picture book

"Manu Pango (Blackbird) is in a panic. His friend and protector, This Dog (Ko Tenei Kuri), is missing and his nemesis, Tera Ngeru (That Cat), is on the prowl. Using a simple bilingual English/Maori text, "Where Is This Dog? - Kei hea Tenei Kuri?" speaks to...

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Kai  by Christall Lowe

Kai

Christall Lowe

Book

"The gathering of food and the gathering of people to share a meal are at the heart of Maori family life. Award-winning food photographer Christall Lowe invites us to join her whanau table and experience for ourselves an abundance of mouthwatering dishes, a...

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Te Wehenga  by Mat Tait

Te Wehenga

Mat Tait

Book

"Te Wehenga is the separation of Ranginui, Sky-Father, and Papatūānuku, Earth-Mother ... the reo Māori and English are woven together in a seamless bilingual approach to the text, with visceral illustrations underlining the mana of the story"--Back cover.

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Whānaukai  by Naomi Toilalo

Whānaukai

Naomi Toilalo

Book

"Delightful baking to put smiles on faces, from tried-and-tested classics to new twists on crowd-pleasers. Baking should be a simple pleasure, and celebrated baker Naomi Toilalo shares more than 70 of her tohutao reka - delicious recipes, all made without...

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Ngā Toa, Pai Tū, Pai Hinga  by Taimania Tamepo-Salmon

Ngā Toa, Pai Tū, Pai Hinga

Taimania Tamepo-Salmon

Book

"I tenei tau, ko 'Taimania Tamepo-Salmon, Ngati Porou, Ngati Mutunga, Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Awa, te toa mo te whakataetae 'Te tume hapori Nga Tamatoa Riki - i nga whare pukapuka.' Kua whakawhanuitia te kaupapa nei ki Te Reo Maori mo nga kura tuatahi, tau wha ki...

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The river in our backyard = Te awa e pātata rawa ana  by Malcolm Paterson

The river in our backyard = Te awa e pātata rawa ana

Malcolm Paterson

Book

Continuing this successful series that connects kids with local heritage, Tui, cousin Jennifer and whanau go on a voyage of discovery into the history and nature of Auckland's Te Atatu peninsula and the wider Waitemata Harbour. The children learn about the...

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Wawata  by Hinemoa. author. Elder

Wawata

Hinemoa. author. Elder

Book

Dr Hinemoa Elder, author of Aroha, New Zealand's top-selling non-fiction title of 2021, shows us how to reclaim intimacy with others, with ourselves, and with our planet using the energies of Hina, the Maori moon. Hina, the Maori moon goddess, has 30 different...

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This land. Book one, The search for Māui. by Mark Abnett

This land. Book one, The search for Māui.

Mark Abnett

Graphic novel

"An original story ... that follows the journey of Hell'na. An Axeland woman who must assemble a ragtag group of mercenaries and escort a vessel of the Māori god Tāne through a new world in search of the Demigod Māui"--Author's website.

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Weather paintings  by Ammon Ngakuru

Weather paintings

Ammon Ngakuru

Book

"Weather Paintings features a new body of work by Tāmaki Makaurau-based painter Ammon Ngakuru. Describing his works as illustrations not bound by any narrative logic, these images chart remembered sightings and found images, changes in atmospheric conditions...

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Te Paipera Tapu = The Holy Bible : New Revised Standard Version.

Te Paipera Tapu = The Holy Bible : New Revised Standard Version.

Book

"Bible Society New Zealand is proud to present this inspiring edition which has side by side Māori and English text and is available in three beautiful covers to choose from. The 1990s bilingual edition was the 1952 Paipera Tapu text, together with the King...

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Te taniwha i warewaretia = Forgotten taniwha  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Te taniwha i warewaretia = Forgotten taniwha

Robyn Kahukiwa

Picture book

"As the taniwha Ngakau Pono sleeps, big machines come, tall buildings rise and aeroplanes take off and land. Ngakau Pono has been forgotten by his people, until something happens and he begins to stir..."--Publisher information.

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Te pakanga a ngā maunga = Battle of the mountains  by Peter Gossage

Te pakanga a ngā maunga = Battle of the mountains

Peter Gossage

Book

Gossage's classic retelling of the Maori myth of Mt Taranaki, Mt Tauhara and Mt Putauaki is now available in a bilingual Maori-English edition, translated by Heni Jacob. Me pakanga a Tongariro ki etahi atu maunga kaha e toru, ki a Taranaki, ki a Tauhara, ki a...

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Matariki ring of fire  by Emily Karaka

Matariki ring of fire

Emily Karaka

Book

"Matariki Ring of Fire follows Emily Karaka's 2021 McCahon House residency. The exhibition centres on the festival of Matariki, which is being marked by a public holiday for the first time in 2022, the Matariki star cluster, and the fourteen Tupuna Maunga of...

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Hoani's last stand  by Piers Seed

Hoani's last stand

Piers Seed

Book

Using all the available accounts written by eye-witnesses, the author has written the most detailed account of the skirmish at Rangiaowhia in the Waikato War that has yet appeared. Rangiaowhia was the breadbasket of the area, supplying food to the strongly...

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Arewhana hunahuna  by David (Illustrator) Barrow

Arewhana hunahuna

David (Illustrator) Barrow

Picture book

A boy and his elephant play an absurd game of hide and seek.

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The English text of the Treaty of Waitangi  by Ned Fletcher

The English text of the Treaty of Waitangi

Ned Fletcher

Book

"How was the English text of the Treaty of Waitangi understood by the British in 1840? That is the question addressed by historian and lawyer Ned Fletcher, in this extensive work.With one exception, the Treaty sheets signed by rangatira and British officials...

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Puhi Ariki, 20 Feb-12 Jun 2022.

Puhi Ariki, 20 Feb-12 Jun 2022.

Book

The title of the opening exhibition is Puhi Ariki which pays tribute to the importance of the plumes that adorn sailing waka where puhi-maroke (the dry plume) sits above the puhi-maku (the wet plume) at the tauihu (bow) of the waka. At the rear found atop of...

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E hoa  by Gavin Bishop

E hoa

Gavin Bishop

Picture book

''A simple board book in te reo Māori that shares how to talk about feelings through a friendship between a child and their dog. Through the up-close expressive faces of a child and their dog, we learn the Māori words for a range of feelings''--Publisher's...

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Taonga tuku iho = An illustrated encyclopedia of traditional Māori life  by A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) Reed

Taonga tuku iho = An illustrated encyclopedia of traditional Māori life

A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) Reed

Book

"This revised edition of the classic A.W. Reed title remains true to the original vision - to create a highly readable and accessible introduction to the traditional life and customs of Maori. The text is arranged alphabetically and includes: Entries...

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Ko wai kei te papa tākaro?  by Te Ataakura Pewhairangi

Ko wai kei te papa tākaro?

Te Ataakura Pewhairangi

Picture book

"Find out who is playing on the slide, the swing, the climbing frame and more in a charming, educational boardbook about a visit to the playground. The simple question-and-answer format introduces new words and sentences in an engaging and interactive...

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Towards a grammar of race in Aotearoa New Zealand

Towards a grammar of race in Aotearoa New Zealand

Book

"A search for new ways to talk about race in Aotearoa New Zealand brought together this powerful group of scholars, writers and activists. For these authors, attempts to confront racism and racial violence often stall against a failure to see how power works...

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To trap a taniwha  by Jane Cooper

To trap a taniwha

Jane Cooper

Book

''An adventure story set in seventeenth-century Tamaki Makaurau Auckland when the hapu of Nga Oho/Nga Iwi predominated. Armed with the courage of their convictions, two girls embark on a perilous journey to challenge their leaders' actions. Cousins, Te Kawenga...

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He raru ki tai  by Jane Cooper

He raru ki tai

Jane Cooper

Book

''An adventure story set in seventeenth-century Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland when the hapū of Ngā Oho/Ngā Iwi predominated. Armed with the courage of their convictions, two girls embark on a perilous journey to challenge their leaders' actions. Cousins, Te Kawenga...

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He reo tuku iho  by Awanui Te Huia

He reo tuku iho

Awanui Te Huia

Book

Reclaiming a language is a slow-burning process, both deeply personal and intricately connected to the socio-economic, historical and political conditions in which we live. In He reo tuku iho: Tangata whenua and te reo Maori, Awanui Te Huia focuses on the...

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Star Gossage  by Star Gossage

Star Gossage

Star Gossage

Book

Catalogue of a survey exhibition of two decades of Star Gossage's painting practice, held at the Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua City, 24 July to 30th October 2022.

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Greenstone carving  by Ian Gale

Greenstone carving

Ian 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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Kaumatua o Tamaterau  by June Pitman

Kaumatua o Tamaterau

June Pitman

Book

"This Limited Edition book is a very special taonga collection of lived experience story narratives as told by the descendants of whanau who have through more than five generations, maintained Ahi Kaa on their ancestral lands at Tamaterau, Whangarei, and...

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Ngā kare ā-roto = feelings  by Kat Quin

Ngā kare ā-roto = feelings

Kat Quin

Picture book

Learn the Maori words for 40 different feelings and states. A beautifully presented te reo Maori and English bilingual board book. Drawn from the multi-award-winning Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary, and collated into bite sized pukapuka. A stunning...

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Ngā manu māori = native birds  by Kat Quin

Ngā manu māori = native birds

Kat Quin

Picture book

Learn the Maori names for 35 of our precious native and endemic birds of Aotearoa. A beautifully presented te reo Maori and English bilingual board book. Drawn from the multi-award-winning Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary, and collated into bite sized...

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Ngā kākahu = clothing  by Kat Quin

Ngā kākahu = clothing

Kat Quin

Picture book

Learn the Maori words for 32 items of clothing, modeled by the cutest native critters. A beautifully presented te reo Maori and English bilingual board book. Drawn from the multi-award-winning Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary, and collated into bite...

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He tae, he āhuaranga, he tau = colours, shapes & numbers  by Kat Quin

He tae, he āhuaranga, he tau = colours, shapes & numbers

Kat Quin

Picture book

Learn the Māori words for basic numbers, shapes and colors with this bright, and beautifully illustrated book. A delightfully presented te reo Maori and English bilingual board book. Drawn from the multi-award-winning Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary,...

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He whāngote = mammals  by Kat Quin

He whāngote = mammals

Kat Quin

Picture book

Learn the Maori words for 45 different mammals, illustrated with the most gorgeous creatures from Aotearoa, and all over the world. A beautifully presented te reo Maori and English bilingual board book. Drawn from the multi-award-winning Kuwi & Friends Maori...

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He kupu tauaro = opposites  by Kat Quin

He kupu tauaro = opposites

Kat Quin

Picture book

Learn the Maori words, and assist with understanding differences visually, for a number of commonly used opposite words. Illustrated with the cutest native birds and critters. A beautifully presented te reo Maori and English bilingual board book. Drawn from...

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Always italicise  by Alice Te Punga Somerville

Always italicise

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Book

"Shrink-wrapped, vacuum-packed, disassembled, sold for parts, butt of jokes, scapegoats, too this for that, too that for this, gravy trains, too angry, special treatment, let it go . . . 'Always italicise foreign words', a friend of the author was advised. In...

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The grandmothers of Pikitea Street = Ngā kuia o te Tiriti o Pikitea  by Renisa Viraj. author. Maki

The grandmothers of Pikitea Street = Ngā kuia o te Tiriti o Pikitea

Renisa Viraj. author. Maki

Picture book

"Scents of lemongrass, garam masala, baking and smoked meat drifted down the street as the children's grandmothers made food for their lunchboxes. Maori, Ethiopian, Samoan, NZ European, Indian and Chinese grandmothers share traditional stories and recipes...

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Te Maiharoa and the promised land  by Buddy Mikaere

Te Maiharoa and the promised land

Buddy Mikaere

Book

"In 1848, eight million hectares of land in Te Waipounamu - the South Island - was purportedly sold for just GBP2000. Hipa Te Maiharoa was a charismatic prophet who in the 1870s led his people in the fight against the injustice of this land deal by occupying...

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Out of the egg = Ka puta mai i te heki  by Tina (Christina) Matthews

Out of the egg = Ka puta mai i te heki

Tina (Christina) Matthews

Picture book

"You think you know the tale of the Little Red Hen. You think you know how it ends. But in this story everything changes when the hard-working Red Hen lays a perfect white egg. And out of this egg comes a chick with a mind of her own. Here is a beautiful book...

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Taku toi kahurangi  by Jessica Edmonds

Taku toi kahurangi

Jessica Edmonds

Book

"Taku toi kahurangi (My precious jewel) is a book inspired by the stars of Matariki. In art and writing, young people from St Francis Catholic School in Auckland share stories of family, of special places, of proud moments, of loved ones passed, and dreams...

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Te Oraiti the healthy Maori girl  by Terimoana Gilgen

Te Oraiti the healthy Maori girl

Terimoana Gilgen

Book

"Te Oraiti is a Maori girl who loves to be healthy. She loves to help her nanny in their gardens, where they grow vegetables, flowers and fruit. This is the first of many books about how Te Oraiti loves to be healthy. When she is healthy, she is happy."--Back...

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Te Oraiti the healthy Māori girl  by Terimoana Gilgen

Te Oraiti the healthy Māori girl

Terimoana Gilgen

Book

"Te Oraiti visits her Nanny nanny, who's in hospital. They play cards, and Te Oraiti gives Nanny nanny a foot massage. They talk about medicine from the ancient Maori and they laugh a lot. Nanny nanny explains why they nearly lost their traditional ways of...

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Nga mihi  by Georgia Latu

Nga mihi

Georgia Latu

Book

"When I think about all the adventures Tane-Mahuta had and how he never gave up. I am grateful to him because if he hadn't kept going, I would not be here and neither would my poi business."--Back cover.

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Te Aumiti meets a real hero! = ka ako a Te Aumiti mo he tuahangata tuturu!  by Nolamay Campbell

Te Aumiti meets a real hero! = ka ako a Te Aumiti mo he tuahangata tuturu!

Nolamay Campbell

Picture book

"Te Aumiti loves wearing her Wonder Woman costume, and she loves visiting the Pou Tupuna inside the wharenui. She thinks he speaks to her. Te Aumiti finds out that he was a real hero. Read about the promise Te Aumiti makes in English, and Te Reo Maori. Book is...

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Ngā whakamāoritanga  by Brian Friel

Ngā whakamāoritanga

Brian Friel

Book

Kei tetahi wharekura i te papakainga o Baile Beag, i tetahi hapori korero Airihi i te whaitua o Tonekara i te pito o te marama o Akuhata, i te tau 1833, nga mahi o te whakaari nei. E hopuni mai ana i tetahi parae tutata tetahi wahanga o te Kahui Kaipukaha a te...

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A book of Rongo and Te Rangahau  by Briar Wood

A book of Rongo and Te Rangahau

Briar Wood

Book

In this collection, poet Briar Wood reimagines the lives of Rongo and Te Rangahau, nineteenth-century wahine toa, tupuna of Ngapuhi, in radiant verse. The collection also stretches across time into today's world with poetry about contemporary Northland....

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The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 Inquiry Stage 1 Report  by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

The Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 Inquiry Stage 1 Report

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

Book

"In August 2017, the Waitangi Tribunal announced a two-stage inquiry into claims that the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 undermined Maori customary rights in the maritime and coastal area, thus breaching the Treaty of Waitangi. This report...

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Nā wai ēnei?  by Sharon Holt

Nā wai ēnei?

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A song about rubbish in the ocean and how it affects animals and Tangaroa.

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Taihoa, e hoa!  by Sharon Holt

Taihoa, e hoa!

Sharon Holt

Picture book

This book encourages children to think differently about rubbish and recycling, by looking at new ways to reuse items they might have previously discarded.

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Huamārama  by Te Atawhai Kumar

Huamārama

Te Atawhai Kumar

Book

He uri koe nō tuawhakarere He tupuna koe mō anamata He kohinga kai, he kohinga whakaaro a Huamārama o ētahi mahinga e āhei ana te tutuki i roto i tō kāinga, e whai koha nui ana ki tō tātou taiao. He kaupapa e pā ana ki te wairākau, te mahi māra, te mahi kai,...

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Illustrated Māori dictionary  by A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) Reed

Illustrated Māori dictionary

A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) Reed

Book

"This is a true classic: a Maori to English dictionary by the great A.W. Reed with two fine illustrations per page by Roger Hart. First published in 1965, the book used macronised vowels years before these became standard. This facsimile edition updates the...

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He tama atuakore  by Eru Hiko-Tahuri

He tama atuakore

Eru Hiko-Tahuri

Book

"Is there authentic Māori thought, free of both Christian and indigenous belief? Eru Hikoi-Tahuri believes there is. In this book he sketches his life of being knocked from religious pillar to religious post before finally finding the personal freedom that...

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Motutapu  by Benjamin Work

Motutapu

Benjamin Work

Book

"Artists' book of photographs and paintings about three islands all named 'Motutapu', from Tamaki Mākaurau, Tongatapu and Rarotonga. The artists have visited each island over the last four years. Benjamin Work has responded with series of paintings and Brendan...

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Māori boy atheist  by Eru Hiko-Tahuri

Māori boy atheist

Eru Hiko-Tahuri

Book

"Is there authentic Māori thought, free of both Christian and indigenous belief? Eru Hikoi-Tahuri believes there is. In this book he sketches his life of being knocked from religious pillar to religious post before finally finding the personal freedom that...

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Let's learn Maori  by Bruce Biggs

Let's learn Maori

Bruce Biggs

Book

"This work comprises a textbook and self-help guide to the study of the Māori language. It is also a complete grammar reference, covering parts of speech, the structure of each type of phrase and the combinations of phrases that form simple...

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Te reo Māori for preschoolers  by Kate. author. illustrator. Dickson

Te reo Māori for preschoolers

Kate. author. illustrator. Dickson

Picture book

Exploring the sounds of the Māori alphabet with bright and bold images your child will love.

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Te whānau weriweri  by Marie Waaka

Te whānau weriweri

Marie Waaka

Picture book

"As with the first two books, Te whānau moana and Te whānau pamu, Te whānau weriweri engages tamariki in story telling through rhyming in te reo. Tamariki will meet a host of fun, creepy crawly characters from Aotearoa and enjoy beautiful illustrations by...

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Te koroua me te moana  by Ernest Hemingway

Te koroua me te moana

Ernest Hemingway

Book

Santiago is seen as unlucky after he goes 84 days without catching a fish. He manages to hook a marlin but struggles to pull it in, and must compete with sharks for his prize.

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Te kaahu O Rangi by Theia (Musician)

Te kaahu O Rangi

Theia (Musician)

Music CD

Theia talks us through the nine [actually, eight] tracks on the stunning debut album from her new project Te Kaahu. I composed the waiata on Te Kaahu O Rangi in te reo Māori as a tribute to my tūpuna wāhine – they are songs my grandmothers and aunties...

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Star dreaming

Star dreaming

Book

Star dreaming is a book inspired by the stars of Matariki. In art and writing, young people from Sylvia Park School in Auckland share stories of family, of special places, of proud moments, of loved ones passed, and dreams for the future." --Back cover.

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Fish of Aotearoa  by Kate Dickson

Fish of Aotearoa

Kate Dickson

Picture book

"A book for even the littlest fishermen. Explore the common fish of New Zealand with their Māori names and a catchy rhyme."--Publisher's description.

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Māori moving image

Māori moving image

Book

"An exhibition championing film, animation and video art made by several generations of Māori artists – including Shannon Te Ao, Jeremy Leatinu’u, Nova Paul, Nathan Pōhio, Louise Pōtiki Bryant, Rachael Rakena, Lisa Reihana and many more. Whether it be 16mm...

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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 out the...

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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 hoa...

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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 through...

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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 rerenga...

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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 to...

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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 Hiakai...

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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 Māori...

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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 stormy...

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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 devise...

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Te taonga huna o Awatea  by Fraser Smith

Te taonga huna o Awatea

Fraser Smith

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"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 Rumbles...

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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 and done...

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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 revealed...

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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 hoha a...

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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 out the...

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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 the...

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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 blind,...

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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 she...

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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 were...

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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 in...

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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 Road....

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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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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 cats;...

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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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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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