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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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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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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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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 te whai ora  by Rebekah Lipp

Aroha te whai ora

Rebekah Lipp

Picture book

"Nau mai, hoake tātou ko Aroha, i a ia e kaupare ana i te taiatea, i te mataku, i te māharahara, me te anipā, ki ana tukanga māmā ka taea e te katoa. Nā te ringatuhi rongonui nō Aotearoa, nā Craig Phillips, nāna ngā pukapuka o The Adventures of Jack...

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Ka piki ki runga  by Pam Holden

Ka piki ki runga

Pam Holden

Book

Simple captions for different pictures show how people climb.

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He rawe te hī ika  by Pam Holden

He rawe te hī ika

Pam Holden

Book

A reader about fishing.

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He haerenga whānau  by Pam Holden

He haerenga whānau

Pam Holden

Book

A family has a picnic day out, which is spolit by rain.

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Tuwhera me te kati  by Pam Holden

Tuwhera me te kati

Pam Holden

Book

A reader about things which can open and close.

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Wā whakapai  by Pam Holden

Wā whakapai

Pam Holden

Book

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Tere rawa  by Pam Holden

Tere rawa

Pam Holden

Book

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Kare ā roto  by Pam Holden

Kare ā roto

Pam Holden

Book

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Te taunga waka rererangi  by Rachel (Publisher) author. Walker

Te taunga waka rererangi

Rachel (Publisher) author. Walker

Book

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Charlie Tangaroa and the creature from the sea  by Tania Kelly Roxborogh

Charlie Tangaroa and the creature from the sea

Tania Kelly Roxborogh

Book

"On a beach clean-up, thirteen-year-old Charlie and his brother, Robbie, find a ponaturi, a mermaid, washed up on a beach. An ancient grudge between the Māori gods Tane and Tangaroa has flared up because a port being built in the bay is polluting the...

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He pō marie  by Pam Holden

He pō marie

Pam Holden

Book

"He aha ai e ngu ana o tatou whare i te po? I etahi wa ka oho koe i waenganui po? He aha ai ka oho koe? Ko wai atu e oho ana i te po? He aha ai?"--Publisher's description.

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Kararehe nui  by Pam Holden

Kararehe nui

Pam Holden

Book

"Kei te mohio koe i etahi kararehe nui? Kei te nui ake ratou i a koe? He aha te kararehe nui rawa atu?"--Publisher's description.

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Ka tuituia tātou e te aho tapu = The sacred thread that weaves us together

Ka tuituia tātou e te aho tapu = The sacred thread that weaves us together

Book

The Council for Anglican Womens Studies put together in this book - a collection of images of weaving/ knitting/ crocheting of blankets, kete, wall hangings, quilt, painting and other art forms to portray how the Women in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Po...

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To tātou huarere  by Pam Holden

To tātou huarere

Pam Holden

Book

"He maha nga momo rereketanga o te huarere. Kua kite koe I te marangai me te hau? Me te whatitiri me te uira? Etahi ra he ua, he hukawhatu. I nga wahi makariri he hukarere. He aha te huarere e pai ana ki a koe?"--Publisher's description.

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White Moko  by Tim Tipene

White Moko

Tim Tipene

Book

A memoir from award-winning writer and inspirational speaker Tim Tipene. Tim founded the Warrior Kids programme 22 years ago. Himself the product of rape, he spent a miserable childhood in which he was abused by both his birth and foster families. His...

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My iwi project  by Brooklyn Friend

My iwi project

Brooklyn Friend

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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Te pūrerehua me te maunga  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Te pūrerehua me te maunga

Robyn Kahukiwa

Picture book

"Ka ahatia ki te tuku tono atu he pūrerehua ki tētahi maunga"--Back cover.

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Te hopu a Māui a te rā = How Māui slowed the sun  by Peter Gossage

Te hopu a Māui a te rā = How Māui slowed the sun

Peter Gossage

Book

"He poto rawa nga ra, he roa rawa nga po. Oti ana i a Māui he whakaaro e ata rere ai te rai te rangi ... Faced with very short days and very long nights, Maui comes up with a plan to slow the Sun's passage through the sky"--Publisher information.

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Te ika a Maui = the fish of Maui  by Peter Gossage

Te ika a Maui = the fish of Maui

Peter Gossage

Book

"Kahore nga tuakana o Maui i hiahia kia haere ia i to ratou taha ki te hi, he hae no ratou. Heoi ano, ka mau i a Maui atamai te ika whakamiharo katoa = Maui's jealous brothers don't want him to come fishing with them. But clever Maui catches the best...

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The Hauraki Settlement overlapping claims inquiry report. by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

The Hauraki Settlement overlapping claims inquiry report.

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

Book

"The Hauraki Settlement Overlapping Claims Inquiry Report was originally released in pre-publication form in December 2019. It made findings on four claims. The main issue for the inquiry was whether the Crown breached the Treaty of Waitangi through ...

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The Mana Ahuriri mandate report. by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

The Mana Ahuriri mandate report.

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

Book

"The Mana Ahuriri Mandate Report was released in pre-publication form on 20 December 2019. The report addresses a claim brought on behalf of the Ngāti Pārau hapū about the Crown’s acceptance of the ratification vote for the Ahuriri Hapū deed of settlement,...

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When darkness stays  by Paul Moon

When darkness stays

Paul Moon

Book

"This extraordinary book – unsettling, harrowing, and ultimately redemptive – is based on the time the author spent with the Tūhoe tohunga, Hōhepa Kereopa. It plunges deep into a cultural landscape that has almost vanished, bringing to light insights...

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Te waiata koa = The happy song  by Siu Williams-Lemi

Te waiata koa = The happy song

Siu Williams-Lemi

Picture book

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He aha i pērā ai?  by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

He aha i pērā ai?

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

Book

"The Waitangi Tribunal’s He Aha i Pērā Ai? The Māori Prisoners’ Voting Report reports on three claims concerning section 80(1)(d) of the Election Act 1993, which excludes sentenced prisoners, including Māori prisoners, from registering as an elector and...

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Maori philosophy  by Georgina Tuari Stewart

Maori philosophy

Georgina Tuari Stewart

Book

"This book is a concise introduction to Maori philosophy, covering the symbolic systems and worldviews of the indigenous people of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This book addresses core philosophical issues including Maori notions of the self, the world,...

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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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My Iwi Adventure  by Vaan Kinkade - Radcliffe

My Iwi Adventure

Vaan Kinkade - Radcliffe

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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Rona Moon = Ko Rona Māhina  by Tim Tipene

Rona Moon = Ko Rona Māhina

Tim Tipene

Picture book

"Rona Moon gets angry with everyone - her brother, her nana and papa, and then one night she calls the moon stupid! Next minute she finds herself up on the moon, meeting her ancestor Whaea Rona...This striking book brings the classic myth of Rona and...

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My little book of bugs = Taku pukapuka iti mō ngā pepeke / text by Phil Sirvid and Julia Kasper ; translation by Stephanie Tibble ; photographs by Jean-Claude Stahl. by Phil Sirvid

My little book of bugs = Taku pukapuka iti mō ngā pepeke / text by Phil Sirvid and Julia Kasper ; translation by Stephanie Tibble ; photographs by Jean-Claude Stahl.

Phil Sirvid

Picture book

"Board book for New Zealand babies and their whānau, featuring amazing photos of bugs in the Te Papa collection. In both English and te reo Māori"--Publisher information.

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My Iwi Adventure  by Atlas Te Hira Bullen

My Iwi Adventure

Atlas Te Hira Bullen

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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Our Iwi Ngati Whatua  by Brooklyn Friend

Our Iwi Ngati Whatua

Brooklyn Friend

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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Ngati rangi  by Alizei Maaka

Ngati rangi

Alizei Maaka

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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Waikato  by Mazdyn Te Kaharoa Thompson

Waikato

Mazdyn Te Kaharoa Thompson

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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My Ngapuhi journey  by author Day Skye Stevie

My Ngapuhi journey

author Day Skye Stevie

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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My Iwi journey  by Kisharn Dunn

My Iwi journey

Kisharn Dunn

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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I am Ngati Kahu  by Shyvaya Walters

I am Ngati Kahu

Shyvaya Walters

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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Māui me te ahi a Mahuika  by Donovan Bixley

Māui me te ahi a Mahuika

Donovan Bixley

Book

"Re-tells the story of how Māui captured the secret of fire"--Publisher's website.

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Finding Paikea  by Noah Godfrey

Finding Paikea

Noah Godfrey

Book

"This book was written by a year 5/6 Māori student as part of a West Auckland, school-based, 'Whakapapa Iwi' project. The first goal of the probject was for students to learn more about their turangawaewa, the place where they live, West Auckland. The...

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My journey to my world  by Wayne Wood

My journey to my world

Wayne Wood

Book

"This book was written by year 5/6 Maori student as part of a West Auckland, school based, Whakapapa Iwi project. The first goal of the project is for students to learn more about their tūrangawaewae, the place where they live-West Auckland. The second...

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This Pākehā life  by Alison Jones

This Pākehā life

Alison Jones

Book

"This book is about my making sense here, of my becoming and being Pakeha. Every Pakeha becomes a Pakeha in their own way, finding her or his own meaning for that Maori word. This is the story of what it means to me. I have written this book for Pakeha...

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Hiakai:  by Monique Fiso

Hiakai:

Monique Fiso

Book

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Te mahi oneone hua parakore

Te mahi oneone hua parakore

Book

Soil health and security are key components of our wellbeing. Even so, soil is faced with many environmental challenges under the current iteration of capitalism. A paradigm shift is needed to encourage care for this resource. In te ao Māori, soil is...

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He aha rawa rā tō tāera?  by Raukura Roa

He aha rawa rā tō tāera?

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Hinekorikori's paraikete has annoyingly flown away. To her amusement, however, the blanket has lead her on another adventure - introducing us to some cheeky new characters. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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Whio whio tiu tiu  by Raukura Roa

Whio whio tiu tiu

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Whio Whio Tiu Tiu is the third book of the series. Hinekorikori is invited to join her friend Hinetapere on a train ride with Te Atua Whiowhio. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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Maui and the secret of fire  by Donovan Bixley

Maui and the secret of fire

Donovan Bixley

Book

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui captured the secret of fire. The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book. Darryn Joseph and Keri Opai...

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Te paraikete tauawhi  by Chris Gurney

Te paraikete tauawhi

Chris Gurney

Picture book

"I mahi paraikete tauawhi a Nana mo te katoa o te whanau. He mea motuhake, to ia paraikete. He nui te aroha mo to matau Nana."--Publisher information.

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Korowai  by Reina Kahukiwa

Korowai

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

"Māori women are influential. Māori women are powerful. We wāhine Māori, are in possession of a formidable resilience inherent in our whakapapa Māori. We are wrapped in the korowai of whakapapa, mana, aroha, bravery, wisdom, courage and strength" --Back...

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Nana's shed = Te wharau o Kui  by Marie Munro

Nana's shed = Te wharau o Kui

Marie Munro

Picture book

"Nana dreams of having a shed in her garden. Despite the passing of time, parts of the shed lie in a pile on the lawn. Grandson, Jacob and his friend, Max, take matters into their own hands. Using some ingenuity, and the sort of imagination that make...

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Ngā hoa hoihoi o Kuwi  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ngā hoa hoihoi o Kuwi

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Heoi anō ta Kuwi te Kiwi e hiahia nei, ko te noho i te mārire me tāna kapu tī. Engari, ahakoa huri ia ki whea, ka tae mai he hoa hoihoi ki te whakapōrearea i tana noho"--Back cover.

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Aiare e kare!  by Raukura Roa

Aiare e kare!

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Aiare E Kare! is the first of a series. The narrative follows Hinekorikori as she meets several native NZ birds in her bushland backyard. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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Puta le aroha tae te tou  by Raukura Roa

Puta le aroha tae te tou

Raukura Roa

Picture book

Puta Te Aroha! is the second of the series. Hinekorikori's home welcomes some visitors. Unbeknowst to the guests, our heroine looks forward to seeing only one of them. Entire book is written in Māori with the exception of the glossary.

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Te kuia moko  by Harry Sangl

Te kuia moko

Harry Sangl

Book

"Te Kuia Moko is a taonga recording 34 Māori women, all bearing moko kauae (chin tattoos). First published in 1980 as The Blue Privilege, this new printing evidences the book's ongoing importance as a record of moko art. The full-colour portraits were...

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Ngā otaota o Aotearoa = Plants of New Zealand  by Christine Dale

Ngā otaota o Aotearoa = Plants of New Zealand

Christine Dale

Picture book

"Learn to recognise the colours and names of the native plants of Aotearoa, New Zealand."--Back cover.

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Mihi  by Gavin Bishop

Mihi

Gavin Bishop

Picture book

Presents the basic structure of a mihimihi (introduction in Te reo Māori).

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