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Te awha = The storm  by Jillian Cutting

Te awha = The storm

Jillian Cutting

Book

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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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First thousand words in Māori  by Heather Amery

First thousand words in Māori

Heather Amery

Book

Presents 1,000 common words in Māori accompanied by pictures for young readers to learn. Suggested level: junior, primary.

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Rerenga atea = Space journey  by Jillian Cutting

Rerenga atea = Space journey

Jillian Cutting

Book

As a rocket passesthrough space, we see the stars and a comet, the planets, the sun and the moon, before returning home.

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Toa me te ngārara  by Mei Wood

Toa me te ngārara

Mei Wood

Picture book

"In this adventure, Toa, Earth Warrior, defeats the plastics monster with the help of her ancestors" --Back cover of English version.

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Nana's new porch = Te mahau hou o Kui  by Marie Munro

Nana's new porch = Te mahau hou o Kui

Marie Munro

Book

"Marie Munro and Rachel Doragh bring the whole gang back together again. This time Jacob, Max, Bella and Lucas are building Nana a new porch."--Back cover.

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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

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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Stacey Waaka  by David Riley

Stacey Waaka

David Riley

Book

"Follows Stacey's journey from Ruatoki to the rugby stadiums of the world. Read about some of the many challenges she's been through, including a terrifying bus crash, and how she overcame them. Find out how her faith, family, friends, coaches, teachers...

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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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Nga Otaota o Aotearoa = Plants of New Zealand  by Christine Dale

Nga 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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Tawhirimātea  by June Pitman-Hayes

Tawhirimātea

June Pitman-Hayes

Picture book

"Sing a long to this catchy maratiki song celebrating Earth, sky, seasons and whanau. Its our very own Aotearoa, from forest to seashore, dawn light to starry night."--Provided by publisher.

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Tai Tokerau  by Florence Myrtle Matthews Keene

Tai Tokerau

Florence Myrtle Matthews Keene

Book

History and legends of Nga Puhi people of Tai Tokerau.

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E hia ngā moe  by Sharon Holt

E hia ngā moe

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A song about Christmas and its festivities, over a period of ten days - "how many sleeps till Christmas." Each page includes numbers in Maori from 10 to 1 on the last page. Includes guitar chords.

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Kia ora  by June Pitman-Hayes

Kia ora

June Pitman-Hayes

Picture book

"A playful new singalong in English and Maori. Tamariki holiday at the beach, splash in water fountains, climb trees and toast marshmallows around a campfire all the things we love to do, and share with others. Because YOU can be a Kiwi too!"--Publi...

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One day a taniwha  by Aunty Bea

One day a taniwha

Aunty Bea

Picture book

Presents the song 'One day a taniwha' in an illustrated book.

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Funkhaus  by Hinemoana Baker

Funkhaus

Hinemoana Baker

Book

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Te manu huna a Tāne

Te manu huna a Tāne

Book

"This special photobook documents a wānanga or class for three generations of women from Ngāti Torehina Ki Matakā to learn the customary practice of pelting North Island brown kiwi so their feathers can be used for weaving. This passing on of customa...

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He haumaru te noho a Tireniko  by June Allen

He haumaru te noho a Tireniko

June Allen

Picture book

The fantasy creature Tireniko models safe behaviour in situations where many children are at risk. It includes safety at train crossings, road safety, learning to swim, taking care by the BBQ and much more.

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Te whānau kauri  by Suzy Cato

Te whānau kauri

Suzy Cato

Picture book

"Depicts the natural treasures that may be found in a kauri forest. Spot the kiwi, the tuatara, the weta and more - even the twinkling Matariki stars above the treetops"--Publisher information.

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Twinkle, twinkle little eyes  by Ann 1968- author. Dickson

Twinkle, twinkle little eyes

Ann 1968- author. Dickson

Picture book

A lttle girl shows us what she does for Matariki (New Year): take action, remember those who came before, and share food. Written in the style of 'Twinkle twinkle little star.'

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Ocean for Kiwi babies  by Fraser Williamson

Ocean for Kiwi babies

Fraser Williamson

Picture book

"This ... illustrated board book introduces babies to the sea creatures of Aotearoa in English and in Maori"--Publisher information.

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Pīpī kiwi  by Helen J. (Helen Joy) Taylor

Pīpī kiwi

Helen J. (Helen Joy) Taylor

Picture book

"Young Kiwi Iti waits impatiently for his baby sister, Pīpī Kiwi, to hatch. Will she ever arrive? When will she be ready to play with him? His father Kiwi Nui explains to him that love takes time"--Publisher information.

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Vehicles for Kiwi babies  by Fraser Williamson

Vehicles for Kiwi babies

Fraser Williamson

Picture book

"This ... illustrated board book introduces babies to the vehicles of Aotearoa in English and in Maori."--Publisher information.

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Manawa wera by Ria composer Hall

Manawa wera

Ria composer Hall

Music CD

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Justice & race  by O. R. W. (Oliver Robert Webber) Sutherland

Justice & race

O. R. W. (Oliver Robert Webber) Sut...

Book

"This is the story of ACORD - the Auckland Committee on Racism And Discrimination. For 15 years ACORD exposed and campaigned against the institutional racism of police, justice and social welfare systems. It laid the groundwork for a national duty so...

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Ko Rodrick kei runga  by Jeff author. Kinney

Ko Rodrick kei runga

Jeff author. Kinney

Book

"Whatever you do, don't ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer holidays, because he definitely doesn't want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he's eager to put the past three months behind him... and one event in particular. Unf...

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He mīharo te manu  by Sharon Holt

He mīharo te manu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Children's picture book, showcasing New Zealand native birds, designed to teach Te Reo Maori. Includes English translation, activity ideas, guitar chords, and curriculum links.

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Ngā waka aituā  by Sharon Holt

Ngā waka aituā

Sharon Holt

Picture book

"This book teaches the Māori words for emergency vehicles — and includes some sirens! The illustrations reflect how those emergency vehicles look in a New Zealand setting, and give plenty of opportunities for children to make predictions about what m...

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The twelve days of Kiwi Christmas

The twelve days of Kiwi Christmas

Picture book

"A new take on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas featuring popular kiwiana"--Publisher description.

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Kia kaha!  by June Pitman-Hayes

Kia kaha!

June Pitman-Hayes

Picture book

"From singer-songwriter June Pitman-Hayes comes this rousing and fortifying new waiata for Kiwi children from all backgrounds. This heart-warming story and song celebrates the strength in community"--Publisher information.

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No Māori allowed  by Robert E. author. Bartholomew

No Māori allowed

Robert E. author. Bartholomew

Book

There was a time when Māori were: barred from public toilets, segregated at the cinema & swimming baths, refused alcohol, haircuts & taxi rides, forced to stand for white bus passengers, not allowed to attend school with other students. It happened in...

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Te haerenga  by Sharon Holt

Te haerenga

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A children's song introducing Māori language vocabulary for different parts of New Zealand.

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Lore and history of the South Island Māori  by W. A. (William Anderson) Taylor

Lore and history of the South Island Māori

W. A. (William Anderson) Taylor

Book

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Kei te peke ahau  by Sharon Holt

Kei te peke ahau

Sharon Holt

Picture book

A song about children behaving like various animals. Includes guitar chords. Suggested level: junior.

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Whakapuaki  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Whakapuaki

Robyn Kahukiwa

Book

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Kia mau  by Tina Ngata

Kia mau

Tina Ngata

Book

"This book is a compilation of essays written by Tina Ngata about New Zealand's TUIA 250 Commemorations of James Cook's voyages to New Zealand and the Pacific. The author is highly critical of the decision by the NZ government to commit funding and r...

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Te Reo Maori  by David Karena-Holmes

Te Reo Maori

David Karena-Holmes

Book

The use of te reo Maori in daily New Zealand life is snowballing, as is demand for resources to make learning the language efficient and enjoyable. This book helps answer that demand. Here in simple terms is a thorough guide to the building blocks of...

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Life as a casketeer  by Francis Tipene

Life as a casketeer

Francis Tipene

Book

"Francis and Kaiora Tipene aren't your typical funeral directors. With their famous humour and big-hearted personalities, the TVNZ and Netflix reality TV stars are changing the way we think about death and grief. Life as a casketeer reveals how Francis...

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Niue rising  by Toke Talogi

Niue rising

Toke Talogi

Book

"This is a biography of Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi and his life from a small island in the Pacific to a knight of the realm. It covers his life work and his experiences as a businessman and into politics and the premiership. He was a reluctant politician...

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The boys in the waka ama  by Angie Belcher

The boys in the waka ama

Angie Belcher

Picture book

"Tahi, rua, toru, wha! Hoea to waka! Meet the team of boys who are training hard for the big competition in this exciting story about waka ama racing!"--Publisher information.

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Kuwi & friends Māori picture dictionary  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Kuwi & friends Māori picture dictionary

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Book

Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the whole family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over...

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Mission girl  by Fleur Beale

Mission girl

Fleur Beale

Book

"When her tribe is defeated in battle, Atapō is captured and becomes a slave of her enemies. Freedom seems impossible; the penalty for runaway slaves is death. But when sickness strikes the village, Atapō is blamed, and now it is even more dangerous to...

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He rau murimuri aroha

He rau murimuri aroha

Book

"This publication includes contributions from several Māori women scholars active in research and community initiatives. These writers speak to their understandings relating to the emerging field of historical trauma and healing research, including the...

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He ara uru ora  by Tākirirangi Smith

He ara uru ora

Tākirirangi Smith

Book

Examines Māori "cultural knowledge" and traditional systems belief for healing and dealing with traumas in life on a personal level and within the community.

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A Māori phrase a day  by Hēmi author. Kelly

A Māori phrase a day

Hēmi author. Kelly

Book

"A Maori phrase a day offers a simple, fun and practical entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 phrases, you will learn the following- - Everyday uses - English translations - Factoids and memory devices - Handy word lists Presenting the most...

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Te whānau pāmu  by Marie Waaka

Te whānau pāmu

Marie Waaka

Picture book

"Second book in a children's series with more engaging and fun characters to enjoy with your tamariki"--Publisher's website.

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Rākau  by Joanne Hakaraia

Rākau

Joanne Hakaraia

Book

"Ra = sun/light kau = to flow Ra = Sacred light u = sustenance. A plant requires sun or light to exist, just like us. e leaves draw light from the sun and turns the light into kai or food. The kai in the form of food, nourishes the body. The kai in the...

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Ko Kiwipihi  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Kiwipihi

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

"Ko wai te waewae kai kapua, te kōkō tatakī, te whanokē whakamāharo? Ko Kiwipihi!"--Back cover.

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The smelly giant  by author Kurahau

The smelly giant

author Kurahau

Picture book

"Gentle, clever Toe Jam grows to be huge, and this causes a problem because his feet smell. The bigger he gets the worse the smell. Toe Jam is kind, but the people tease him and avoid him, and finally, they make him leave and live far away. Toe Jam never...

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Wahine toa by Tapahia Heke

Wahine toa

Tapahia Heke

Graphic novel

Superhero reader Tapahia Heke sees the superhero in everyone. In this comic he sits down with 14 Maori wahine and describes their superpowers. Working across a range of different disciplines (business, design, iwi development, film, education), these...

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Reo ora : Level 1-2  by Kingi Robert J. Wiri

Reo ora : Level 1-2

Kingi Robert J. Wiri

Book

"Reo ora: a Māori language course : ko te pū, ko te more (Level 1-2) cover areas such as basic pronounciation, family genealogy, nominal sentences, counting and telling the time, verbal sentences, direct object markers, possessives, location, tenses,...

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Hoihoi turituri  by author Soledad

Hoihoi turituri

author Soledad

Picture book

Describes the different sounds made by animals and various objects.

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Māui's taonga tales

Māui's taonga tales

Book

"Māui, the great Pacific hero and trickster tells the stories from both long ago and recent times, the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand's famous national museum, Te Papa"--Publisher information.

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He paki taonga i a Māui

He paki taonga i a Māui

Book

"Māui, the great Pacific hero and trickster tells the stories from both long ago and recent times, the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand's famous national museum, Te Papa"--Publisher information.

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Pākehā settlements in a Māori world  by Ian W. G. Smith

Pākehā settlements in a Māori world

Ian W. G. Smith

Book

"Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history through material culture, documenting a period of...

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Pito mata  by Pania Papa

Pito mata

Pania Papa

Picture book

The term Pito Mata is used in some contexts to express the notion of potential. Pito Mata acknowledges the potential within 0-5 year old children.

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Haare Williams words of a kaumātua  by Haare Williams

Haare Williams words of a kaumātua

Haare Williams

Book

"A kaumatua reflects in poetry and prose, in te reo and English, on his journey from te ao Maori on the East Coast to contemporary Auckland. Ko te kopara anake e tarere ki te puihi o te makauri. Oti rawa! Kia oti rawa e!.. This book edited and introduced...

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Tio tiamu  by author Kurahau

Tio tiamu

author Kurahau

Picture book

"Gentle, clever Toe Jam grows to be huge, and this causes a problem because his feet smell. The bigger he gets the worse the smell. Toe Jam is kind, but the people tease him and avoid him, and finally, they make him leave and live far away. Toe Jam never...

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Hauora  by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

Hauora

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

Book

"This is the Waitangi Tribunal's report into claims concerning the ways the primary health care system in New Zealand has been legislated, administered, funded and held to account by the Crown since the passing of the New Zealand Public Health and Di...

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Te reo Māori i te ao o te ture  by Alana Thomas

Te reo Māori i te ao o te ture

Alana Thomas

Book

"To help lawyers and law students understand Māori language and culture in the context of New Zealand law"--Publisher information.

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Arapū toi  by Moira Wairama

Arapū toi

Moira Wairama

Book

"This book is a Taoanga (precious thing) for children from early childhood to Primary/Intermediate school level. Featuring poems and illustrations for each letter of the Maori alphabet. " --Back cover.

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Salutary punishment  by Ian Church

Salutary punishment

Ian Church

Book

The publishing of this book has been a long-awaited event for those who knew the years of research Ian Church put into it. The content will be to some, a story they have never been told, particularly the Pakakohi story, but it is a part of our past we...

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Nga aro-takaro  by Harko Brown

Nga aro-takaro

Harko Brown

Book

"Aro-takaro are the 'face' of traditional Maori games. They are the iconic implements associated with indigenous games practices, rituals and protocols. A testament to their prolific ancient uses are the numerous games artefacts, vividly etched in...

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Crafting Aotearoa

Crafting Aotearoa

Book

A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). Paying attention to Pakeha (European New Zealanders), Maori, and island nations of the wider Moana, and old and new ...

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Te kī taurangi a puanga  by Kirsty Wadsworth

Te kī taurangi a puanga

Kirsty Wadsworth

Picture book

"There is a bright new star in the winter sky -- Puanga, cousin to the Matariki sisters. Each year, she appears to the people of Aotearoa, a special sign (for those unable to see Matariki) that winter and the Māori new year are coming. With themes of...

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Protest Tautohetohe  by Stephanie Gibson

Protest Tautohetohe

Stephanie Gibson

Book

"For a small, peaceful democracy in the South Pacific, New Zealand has had its fair share of major protest issues, and over the decades New Zealanders have become adept at mobilising around causes. From protest about war – be it the New Zealand Wars,...

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Whāriki  by Merata Kawharu

Whāriki

Merata Kawharu

Book

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Sun tamer by Vincent Egan

Sun tamer

Vincent Egan

Graphic novel

Retelling of the legend in which Māui comes up with a plan to slow the Sun's passage through the sky. In graphic novel format.

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Teach your dog Māori  by Anne Cakebread

Teach your dog Māori

Anne Cakebread

Book

"A light-hearted, fully-illustrated retro-style picture book with 60+ words and phrases for you to practise your Maori with your furry best friend. Suitable as a first introduction to Maori for learners of all ages, for tourists who would like a fun way...

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Southern nights  by Naomi Arnold

Southern nights

Naomi Arnold

Book

Meet the night sky, Down Under. From eclipses to aurorae, comets to constellations, this is the story of the night sky above Aotearoa New Zealand. It looks at what is special about our southern skies, which have only been explored very recently compared...

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True story  by Robyn Kahukiwa

True story

Robyn Kahukiwa

Book

"The story of James Cook, the British naval captain who was sent by his King George III to find and claim new lands in the southern hemisphere"--Back cover.

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Te Kirihimete i whakakorea

Te Kirihimete i whakakorea

Picture book

"There are just a few days to go before Christmas, and everyone's busy putting up decorations, preparing food and getting ready for the big day. Then comes the shock news - Santa's cancelled Christmas. Santa had so many disasters last year that he can't...

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The Cook voyages encounters  by Janet M. author. Davidson

The Cook voyages encounters

Janet M. author. Davidson

Book

"Widely respected Pacific scholar Janet Davidson details the collection of Māori, Pacific and Native American objects associated with Cook's three voyages of exploration in the Pacific between 1768 and 1779 held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa.....

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Rebuilding the kāinga  by Jade Kake

Rebuilding the kāinga

Jade Kake

Book

Home can and should be a source of wellbeing, a place that connects us to our whanau, community, land, culture and history. Pre-nineteenth-century Maori society was complex: rich tribal economies were built and flourished, and there was a focus on valuing...

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Soldiers, scouts & spies  by Cliff Simons

Soldiers, scouts & spies

Cliff Simons

Book

"Soldiers, Scouts and Spies offers a unique insight into the major campaigns fought between 1845 and 1864 by British troops, their militia and Māori allies, and Māori iwi and coalitions.It was a time of rapid technological change. Māori were quick to...

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