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Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka me te mahere Matariki  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Flit, te Tīrairaka me te mahere Matariki

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Join Flit and his friends, Keri the kiwi and wise old Ruru, as they explore the night skies to work out how to capture a sparkling star. When the friends get lost, they follow the twinkling clues in the sky to find their way back home"--Publisher in...

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A bathful of kawakawa and hot water  by Hana Pera Aoake

A bathful of kawakawa and hot water

Hana Pera Aoake

Book

"This authoritative debut volume collects a number of the author’s provocative texts from online sources, and reformats them for a new printed experience, brought to life by special use of the mid-20th Century typefaces designed by Samoan New Zealander...

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Ngake me Whātaitai  by Ben Ngaia

Ngake me Whātaitai

Ben Ngaia

Picture book

"A traditional story told in te reo Māori from the perspective of the Kāhui Maunga people about Ngake and Whātaitai. These two taniwha inhabited Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour, long before the ancestral migrations. The story tells how the shape...

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Fun and functional flax weaving  by Ali Brown

Fun and functional flax weaving

Ali Brown

Book

Creating useful and decorative pieces with natural materials is extremely enjoyable and satisfying. Many of the projects in this book can be achieved by those with little or no weaving experience, and there are projects that require some previous wea...

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Papatūānuku's breath  by Nathan Hoturoa Gray

Papatūānuku's breath

Nathan Hoturoa Gray

Book

Covid-19 is the biggest disruption to human life over the past century. As the world confronts this dire public-health emergency, many of the enforced changes will see the collapse of economies and industries worldwide. However, at the same time, the...

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Kia ora  by Sharon Holt

Kia ora

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Kia Ora is a book which asks and answers questions about feelings in te reo Maori. The boy in the story goes around his family members asking Kei te pehea koe? and receives a variety of responses. At the end, his friend arrives and everyone is kei te...

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Lisa Carrington  by David Riley

Lisa Carrington

David Riley

Book

"Lisa Carrington tells the story of how a girl from Ōhope, Whakatane, became one of the most dominant athletes in the world. You’ll find out how Lisa made history as the first Maori to win an Olympic gold medal. You’ll learn how to use challenges in your...

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Te Āwhina Marae

Te Āwhina Marae

Book

This book commemorates the 30th anniversary of Tūrangāpeke. The publication also celebrates Te Āwhina Marae in text and in a series of historical and contemporary photographs, providing a history of the marae, significant historical events, snippets ...

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Māmā, e hiakai ana mātou  by Teri Ta'ala

Māmā, e hiakai ana mātou

Teri Ta'ala

Picture book

The kids are hungry! One by one, Hohepa, Raniera and Hineraumati let Mama know that it's time to eat. She replies by telling them where to find the food. When the kids go to the fridge, the cupboard and the vegie basket, they can't see any food. It's...

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Dog safety education with Peaches and Rangi  by 1969- author. Jordan Kelly

Dog safety education with Peaches and Rangi

1969- author. Jordan Kelly

Picture book

"Peaches the little fat Bulldog explains to her friend Rangi about keeping safe around dogs"--Back cover.

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He rerenga kōrero  by Anaha Hiini

He rerenga kōrero

Anaha Hiini

Book

"E whakanui nei au aku mātua koeke, i a Kepa rāua Maata Hiini, nāna nei au i whakatupu mai i te wherereitanga mai, nāna nei hoki te kākano i whakatō kia ākona taku reo Māori e rere tōtika ai te pītau whakarei o taku waka ki te wāhi e tū nei au i tēnei...

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There's a bear in the window  by June Pitman-Hayes

There's a bear in the window

June Pitman-Hayes

Picture book

"There's a bear in the window of the house across the street. It's tall and round, with great big feet! I wonder what I would see if I were that bear, and that bear were me? From singer-songwriter June Pitman-Hayes comes a story told in both English and...

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Tīhei Kahungunu.

Tīhei Kahungunu.

Book

The Tihei Kahungunu concept derived out of marae hikoi consultation process initiated in 2001. Iwi leaders visited the 90 marae in Kahungunu to introduce the 25 year vision. During these visits iwi leaders received requests for the compilation of ico...

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Tōku pāpā  by Ruby Solly

Tōku pāpā

Ruby Solly

Book

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Ngā kete mātauranga

Ngā kete mātauranga

Book

"In this beautiful and transformative book, 24 Maori academics share their personal journeys, revealing what being Māori has meant for them in their work. Their perspectives provide insight for all New Zealanders into how mātauranga is positively inf...

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He iti te kupu  by Hona Black

He iti te kupu

Hona Black

Book

"Ko tā te kupu whakarite he whakaahua, he whakarite, i ētahi ahuatanga, e te nuinga o te wā nō te taiao, ki ngā āhuatanga o te tangata, ki ngā horopaki rānei. Kai te takiwā o te 500 ngā kupu whakarite o te pukapuka nei, Hei Iti te Kupu, kua āta whakaritea...

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Wars without end  by Danny Keenan

Wars without end

Danny Keenan

Book

"From the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, Māori have struggled to hold on to their land. Tensions began early, arising from disputed land sales. When open conflict between Māori and Imperial forces broke out in the 1840s and 1860s,...

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Hokē te Whanokē = Bod the Odd  by Vaughan Rapatahana

Hokē te Whanokē = Bod the Odd

Vaughan Rapatahana

Book

"Ko te Hokē Te Whanokē he rerekē i ētahi atu kaiora katoa o tēnei ao o tātau. Koia anō, i ētahi āhuatanga, he tino rerekē ke ia ki te nuinga o tātou e wheako i roto i o tātau koiora i ia rā. Hokē Te Whanokē he hari tonu. Kia koa hoki ta tātou, nā te mea...

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Farm for life  by Tangaroa Walker

Farm for life

Tangaroa Walker

Book

"How farming helped Tangaroa Walker to stand up, stand out and realize his own dreams. The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming - and how what he learned can help anyone succeed. Tangaroa Walker’s...

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The Treaty of Waitangi = Te Tiriti o Waitangi : an illustrated history  by Claudia Orange

The Treaty of Waitangi = Te Tiriti o Waitangi : an illustrated history

Claudia Orange

Book

"In this new edition of her popular illustrated history, Dr Orange brings the narrative of Te Tiriti/Treaty up to date, covering major developments in iwi claims and Treaty settlements - including the 'personhood' established for the Whanganui River and...

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Three little wax-eyes = Nga tauhou e toru  by Kinsa Hays

Three little wax-eyes = Nga tauhou e toru

Kinsa Hays

Picture book

"Learning something new isn't always easy. Sometimes we need help from others. This is the story of how three little chicks faced their fears with help from mum and dad."--Back cover.

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Colouring my soul  by Kat Maxwell

Colouring my soul

Kat Maxwell

Book

"I write because my stories bruise my brain until they're written. They fell out of my fingers one day after I had been nostalgic rememberingf my childhood and my aunties and my koro, and all my cousins."--Back cover.

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Manawa hine  by Queenie Rikihana

Manawa hine

Queenie Rikihana

Book

"A collection of adventure-packed stories celebrating the feats of fearless Māori women within the domain of Hinemoana. Kahe Te Rau o te Rangi swims a treacherous channel in the dark of night to save her people, with her baby on her back. Hinepoupou,...

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14 Ngā tohu aroha ka tukuna  by Wayne Youle

14 Ngā tohu aroha ka tukuna

Wayne Youle

Picture book

When we're apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball - and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle...

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Best day walks New Zealand  by Craig McLachlan

Best day walks New Zealand

Craig McLachlan

Book

Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Wind your way around vo...

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He tohu tāmaki

He tohu tāmaki

Book

"He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. The 3 documents are the: 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni - Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand; 1840...

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Letters to young people  by Glenn Colquhoun

Letters to young people

Glenn Colquhoun

Book

In this collection of poetry Glenn Colquhoun writes to the young people he works with at the Horowhenua Health Service. Tender and poignant, wondering and wry, here his words become small scissors, knives, bandages and balms. Gathered together they r...

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Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau  by Teariki Tuiono

Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

The story of Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau, a grove of lemonwood trees, significant to Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was originally intended...

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Kāeaea  by Teariki Tuiono

Kāeaea

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of the kāeaea (also known as the karearea), the New Zealand falcon, guardian of Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was ori...

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Uenuku  by Teariki Tuiono

Uenuku

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of Uenuku, the rainbow god Ngāti Te Awa, ko Mātukūtureia and other landmarks of the Manukau Harbour. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It ...

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Kaiwhare  by Teariki Tuiono

Kaiwhare

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of Kaiwhare, orca and principal kaitiaki to Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was originally intended for use as a teachi...

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Te Manurewa o Tamapahore  by Teariki Tuiono

Te Manurewa o Tamapahore

Teariki Tuiono

Picture book

A description of Tamapahore, his ancestors, including Huakaiwaka and Huatau, Mātukūtureia and other landmarks of the Manukau Harbour. This publication is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include b...

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Birds of New Zealand  by Melissa Boardman

Birds of New Zealand

Melissa Boardman

Book

A whistling of whio? A loot of weka? A tussock of takahe? These collective nouns reveal something about the character of our birds, so we can get to know them better. Birds of New Zealand: Collective Nouns also contains information on how our birds live,...

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Navigating the stars  by Witi Ihimaera

Navigating the stars

Witi Ihimaera

Book

"From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows...

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Hinemihi  by Hamish Coney

Hinemihi

Hamish Coney

Book

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Two hundred and fifty ways to start an essay about Captain Cook  by Alice Te Punga Somerville

Two hundred and fifty ways to start an essay about Captain Cook

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Book

"Alice Te Punga Somerville employs her deep research and dark humour to skilfully channel her response to Cook's global colonial legacy"--Back cover.

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Te rā tuatahi o Hope = Hope's first day  by Jenny Chapman

Te rā tuatahi o Hope = Hope's first day

Jenny Chapman

Picture book

"Join Hope on her first day of school and learn everyday phrases in our three languages."--Publisher's description.

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Te taraka kikorangi ahuwhenua o Pop  by Jan Pendergrast

Te taraka kikorangi ahuwhenua o Pop

Jan Pendergrast

Book

"Stinky mud, a wild bull, cute calves, road works, and the beach - these are all part of Pop and Zac's busy week with the blue truck. Come and join them on their adventure"--Back cover.

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Pepeke piwari! = Beautiful bugs!  by 1968- author Jahri Jah Jah

Pepeke piwari! = Beautiful bugs!

1968- author Jahri Jah Jah

Picture book

"Enter the world of cute and beautiful bugs, bees and butterflies. Learn phrases to describe them in English and te reo Maori."--Back cover.

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Peppa's first 100 Māori words  by Lauren Holowaty

Peppa's first 100 Māori words

Lauren Holowaty

Book

For the first time ever, Peppa is available in Maori in a bi-lingual book designed to help parents and children learn together. Lift-the-flaps and spot the objects on every page with Peppa and her family and friends. This book is a feast for the eyes...

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Tāngata nunui, tāngata nohinohi = Humans big and small  by Howard Reti

Tāngata nunui, tāngata nohinohi = Humans big and small

Howard Reti

Book

"Aims to help educate children and their parents on kaimoana [seafood] gathering in an environmentally and culturally friendly way"--Publisher information.

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Ngā atua Māori  by Sharon Holt

Ngā atua Māori

Sharon Holt

Book

This book connects the Maori gods with children as guardians of the environment, using beautiful illustrations and a captivating song. We're sure it will soon be a favourite with children and teachers.

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Matamua ko te Kupu!  by T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) author. Kāretu

Matamua ko te Kupu!

T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) author. Kāretu

Book

Ko Ta Timoti Karetu tetahi o nga tohunga reo Maori o te motu - ko ia te kaiarataki i Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Maori, i Te Mangai Paho, i Te Kohanga Reo tae atu ki Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, i whai ra ki te whakawhanake i nga uri matatau o nga iwi o te...

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Tahi iti  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Tahi iti

Robyn Kahukiwa

Picture book

"Tahi iti is a celebration of our tamariki mokopuna with simple counting in Te Reo Māori. Can be either read or sung"--Back cover.

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Ngārara weriweri! = Awesome ugly bugs!  by 1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Ngārara weriweri! = Awesome ugly bugs!

1968- author. Jahri Jah Jah

Book

"Enter the world of awesome and sometimes ugly bugs and spiders. Learn phrases to describe them in English and te reo Māori."--Publisher's description.

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Papatūānuku has a tummy ache!  by A. J. author. Copping

Papatūānuku has a tummy ache!

A. J. author. Copping

Picture book

The earth mother, Papatūānuku, has a tummy ache due to all of the rubbish and waste building up on the earth. What can the tamariki do to help?

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The standing strong house = Te whare tū māia  by Reina Kahukiwa

The standing strong house = Te whare tū māia

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

"The fictional story of hapū Ngāti Tū Māia revolves around multiple generations, weaving their stories together in a way that celebrates tīpuna (ancestors, grandparents), mokopuna (grandchildren, descendants), and kaitiaki (guardian)"--Back cover.

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A poraka rāua ko kōkopu  by June Allen

A poraka rāua ko kōkopu

June Allen

Picture book

"It's a story of night time creatures; frog gets away from Ruru and lands by a stream where Kokopu lives. They become friends."--Provided by publisher.

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Kupu tauaro = Opposites  by Kitty Brown

Kupu tauaro = Opposites

Kitty Brown

Book

This book shows us how things can be similar and different at the same time. Stunning images of creatures of Aotearoa. Tamariki will learn useful new reo while enjoying beautiful images.

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He pukapuka tātaku i ngā mahi a Te Rauparaha nui  by Tamihana Te Rauparaha

He pukapuka tātaku i ngā mahi a Te Rauparaha nui

Tamihana Te Rauparaha

Book

Kaore kau he kaumatua hei rite mo Te Rauparaha te mohio ki te whawhai, me te toa hoki, me te tino tangata ki te atawhai tangata. There has never been a man equal to Te Rauparaha in terms of knowledge of warfare and prowess in battle, and in being so ...

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Te ruānuku  by Paulo Coelho

Te ruānuku

Paulo Coelho

Book

"An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom poi...

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Hare Pota me te whatu manapou  by J. K. author. Rowling

Hare Pota me te whatu manapou

J. K. author. Rowling

Book

"Kāore anō a Hare Pota i paku rongo kōrero e pā ana ki Hōwata i te taenga haeretanga o ngā reta ki a Mita H. Pota, i Te Kāpata i raro i te Arapiki, i te 4 o te Ara o Piriweti. He mea tuhi ki te wai kānapanapa i runga i te kirihipi āhua kōwhai nei, i tere...

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Infinite threads  by Mariko B. Ryan

Infinite threads

Mariko B. Ryan

Book

"For thousands of years, the Maori tohunga, sages, passed closely guarded knowledge to new generations of sages, using only an orally coded system. Two hundred years ago, they started recording that knowledge into secret manuscripts. Why did they sud...

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Mahi = Actions  by Kitty Brown

Mahi = Actions

Kitty Brown

Picture book

Meet some of our favourite kiwi kararehe and find out what they like to do best! Learn to introduce yourself and your favourite activities too.

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1-2-3 with New Zealand rugby  by Justin Laing

1-2-3 with New Zealand rugby

Justin Laing

Picture book

"Learn to count in English and te reo Māori with your favourite All Blacks and Silver Fern players"--Back cover.

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Nōu te ao, e hika e!  by Dr Seuss

Nōu te ao, e hika e!

Dr Seuss

Picture book

"'Me mihi ka tika, te toa o te rā! Tūrou, Hawaiki! Tō pai! Wehi nā!'Topa mai, taka mai, ko ngā piki me ngā heke o te ao o te tangata te aronga nui o tēnei kōrero reka nā te mātanga, nā Dr. Seuss. He kupu akiaki kei roto e maumahara ai te tangata ki ōna...

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Te Hāhi Mihinare  by Hirini Kaa

Te Hāhi Mihinare

Hirini Kaa

Book

"This ground-breaking book explores the emergence of Te Hāhi Mihinare - the Māori Anglican Church. Anglicanism, brought to New Zealand by English missionaries in 1814, was made widely known by Māori evangelists, as iwi adapted the religion to make it...

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Te Manurewa o Tamapahore  by Teariki Tuiono

Te Manurewa o Tamapahore

Teariki Tuiono

Book

A description of Tamapahore, his ancestors, including Huakaiwaka and Huatau, Mātukūtureia and other landmarks of the Manukau Harbour. This publication is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include b...

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Uenuku  by Teariki Tuiono

Uenuku

Teariki Tuiono

Book

A description of Uenuku, the rainbow god Ngāti Te Awa, ko Mātukūtureia and other landmarks of the Manukau Harbour. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It...

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Kaiwhare  by Teariki Tuiono

Kaiwhare

Teariki Tuiono

Book

A description of Kaiwhare, orca and principal kaitiaki to Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was originally intended for use as a teachi...

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Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau  by Teariki Tuiono

Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau

Teariki Tuiono

Book

The story of Ngā Uru Tarata O Huatau, a grove of lemonwood trees, significant to Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was originally intended...

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Kāeaea  by Teariki Tuiono

Kāeaea

Teariki Tuiono

Book

A description of the kāeaea (also known as the karearea), the New Zealand falcon, guardian of Ngāti Te Awa. This is part of a series of books and a compact disc telling the stories of Ngāti Te Awa which include books, waiata, haka and art. It was ori...

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Te Manurewa o Tamapohore

Te Manurewa o Tamapohore

Music CD

A waiata and haka from Te Whānau Ăwhina, Clendon Park School. Te Manurewa o Tamapahore includes books, waiata, haka and art, originally intended for use as a teaching resource for South Auckland schools.

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Mā wai e hautū?  by Leo Timmers

Mā wai e hautū?

Leo Timmers

Picture book

A picture book which allows the reader to guess who is best suited to which vehicle.

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Kare ā-roto = Feelings  by Kitty Brown

Kare ā-roto = Feelings

Kitty Brown

Book

A board book about a fantail who learns about the feelings of other animals on his travels.

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'How great thou art'  by Howie Morrison

'How great thou art'

Howie Morrison

Book

"The life of Sir Howard Morrison provide a rich legacy of bi-cultural and entertainment achievement for our nation. This biography by his son gives an insight into Sir Howard's life and a background to those performances that we loved. Howie Jnr. exposes...

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Ralph Hotere  by Vincent O'Sullivan

Ralph Hotere

Vincent O'Sullivan

Book

"Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biographer Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research...

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A long time coming  by Martin (Academic) Fisher

A long time coming

Martin (Academic) Fisher

Book

"The Ngāi Tahu settlement, like all other Treaty of Waitangi settlements in Aotearoa New Zealand, was more a product of political compromise and expediency than measured justice. The Ngāi Tahu claim, Te Kerēme, spanned two centuries, from the first letter...

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The Maniapoto Mandate inquiry report  by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

The Maniapoto Mandate inquiry report

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

Book

"The overarching issue in the inquiry was whether the Crown breached the Treaty of Waitangi in recognising the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board's mandate to negotiate the Ngāti Maniapoto settlement of historical Treaty claims with the Crown. The Tribunal's...

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Walking with Chiefs  by Ron Kendall

Walking with Chiefs

Ron Kendall

Book

"From the beginning of time in Aotearoa spirituality has been the very foundation upon which Māori culture was built.Many stories have been passed down through the ages of great feats of spiritual divinity and the Mana possessed by the Rangatira and Tohunga...

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The pōrangi boy  by Shilo Kino

The pōrangi boy

Shilo Kino

Book

"Twelve-year-old Niko lives in Pohe Bay, a small, rural town with a sacred hot spring and a taniwha named Taukere. The government plan to build a prison here and destroy the home of the taniwha has divided the community. Some are against it, but others...

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There's a weta on my sweater = he wētā kei runga i tōku  by Dawn McMillan

There's a weta on my sweater = he wētā kei runga i tōku

Dawn McMillan

Picture book

Weta and friends, including beetle, centipede, stick insect and huhu, come to school with the kids. But they don't want to stay in the classroom! Can Koro help his mokopuna keep the critters safe?

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Whare tapa whā  by Geneva Harrison

Whare tapa whā

Geneva Harrison

Picture book

Michael and his mum talk through the four walls of the whare tapa whā, to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Whare tapa whā  by Geneva Harrison

Whare tapa whā

Geneva Harrison

Picture book

Michael and his mum talk through the four walls of the whare tapa whā, to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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He uri ngāti hua-rākau = Ngāti fruit salad kid  by Siu Williams-Lemi

He uri ngāti hua-rākau = Ngāti fruit salad kid

Siu Williams-Lemi

Picture book

Song about having mixed cultural ancestry. Song lyrics presented in a picture book format.

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He wā moe, Kiwi Pakupaku  by Bob Darroch

He wā moe, Kiwi Pakupaku

Bob Darroch

Book

"Kua tae ki te wa e moe ai a Kiwi Pakupaku, engari kei hea ia? Whaia tana Kokara, ka kimihaere i a ia i te ngahere o Aotearoa"--Publisher information.

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Te Marama  by Michelle Mihi Keita Tibble

Te Marama

Michelle Mihi Keita Tibble

Picture book

Describes the phases of the moon in the Maramataka (Lunar cycle), including Te Rākaunui, Oike, Korekore Tautahi, Tangaroa-ā-mua, Ōtāne, Whiro, Tamatea, and Huna.

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The forgotten wars  by R. D. (Ron D.) author. Crosby

The forgotten wars

R. D. (Ron D.) author. Crosby

Book

"Distinguished author Ron Crosby outlines why the Musket Wars were a crucial phase of New Zealand history and should be taught today. For, as he describes in the book The Forgotten Wars: Why the Musket Wars matter today, these conflicts between 1806...

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Ko Hea rāua ko Ruru  by Laura Shallcrass

Ko Hea rāua ko Ruru

Laura Shallcrass

Picture book

"Ko te wāhi noho o Hea, ko tētahi kokonga mārire. Engari, he wāhi turituri tonu.... E kōrero ana te pūrākau nei mō Hea e momou ana, ki te kimi i te mārire, tae noa ki ngā wahi ukiuki. Ka tāwhai haere e Hea kit te kimi whakamāramatanga. He pūrākau Hūmāeika,...

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Volcanic kitchens  by Gerhard Egger

Volcanic kitchens

Gerhard Egger

Book

"Celebrates Rotorua as a community and as a beautiful place to live; the community spirit, history, Maori culture, the ethnic communities, the landscape and environment - are all weaved into 200 pages of delicious and varied seasonal recipes from people...

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Manaaki and te Marama = Manaaki raua ko te Marama  by Nick King

Manaaki and te Marama = Manaaki raua ko te Marama

Nick King

Picture book

One evening Manaaki discovers te Marama (the Moon) high up in the starry sky. But when in rains, there is no “Marama” and even when the clouds clear he's nowhere to be seen. Will Marama ever come back?

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Nana's veggie garden = Te māra kai a Kui  by Marie Munro

Nana's veggie garden = Te māra kai a Kui

Marie Munro

Picture book

New Zealand has the world's best summers and the magic of being a kid is still alive in kiwi backyards. This summer, Jacob, Max, Bella and Lucas help Nana grow an amazing summer garden, filling each and every day with lots of new learning and bunches...

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The butterfly and the mountain  by Robyn Kahukiwa

The butterfly and the mountain

Robyn Kahukiwa

Book

"See what happens when a butterfly makes a request to a mountain"--Back cover.

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Te kaieke tohora  by Witi Ihimaera

Te kaieke tohora

Witi Ihimaera

Book

"Whakamiharo ana tera te tirohanga atu ki a ia, ki te kaieke tohora. I rere atu te wai i a ia, ka hamama tona waha kia taea ai te hau makariri te kupa iho. Ko ana karu e kohara ana i te ahurei. Korekoreko katoa ana te tinana i te rehu taimana. I runga...

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A kōhatu's tale

A kōhatu's tale

Book

"Early in the summer of 2019, a large greywacke boulder was gifted to Dury School by Stevenson's Quarry.This rock was positioned between the car park and the entry to the school hall. It was to become rock of special significance, a kōhatu. The kōhatu...

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Impossible  by Stan Walker

Impossible

Stan Walker

Book

"For the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination, and growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined. From one of the finest singers to emerge...

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Ngā mate takurua  by Donna Kerridge

Ngā mate takurua

Donna Kerridge

Book

"This...book, has been written in response to the rush of emails and phone calls rongoā practitioner Donna Kerridge received from friends, family, patients and friends of friends in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It has been written...

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Aroha  by Hinemoa Elder

Aroha

Hinemoa Elder

Book

"Through 52 whatatauki - traditional Māori life lessons - Māori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder shares the power of Aroha and explores how it could help us all every day...The 52 life lessons are arranged into 4 chapters that introduce the different, i...

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The new New Zealand  by William Edward Moneyhun

The new New Zealand

William Edward Moneyhun

Book

"Today's New Zealand is an emerging paradigm for successful cultural relations. Although the nation's Māori (indigenous Polynesian) and Pākehā (colonial European) populations of the 19th century were dramatically different and often at odds, they are...

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