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Te Puna Waiora  by Donna Campbell

Te Puna Waiora

Donna Campbell

Book

Raranga, the Maori art of weaving, is deeply bound with the customs and protocols of te ao Maori. The weavers of Te Kahui Whiritoi are considered to be the most accomplished of all Maori weavers, and are of great significance to the art history of Aotearoa...

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Nuku  by Qiane Matata-Sipu

Nuku

Qiane Matata-Sipu

Book

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Nga ripo wai = Swirling waters : a Kerikeri anthology

Nga ripo wai = Swirling waters : a Kerikeri anthology

Book

"Kororipo Pa faces Stone Store across an inlet fringed with northern trees history looks different here ... This multi-genre anthology in te reo Maori and English explores the uneven terrain of Kerikeri and its history, from the pa to the store, from...

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Whai  by Nicole Titihuia Hawkins

Whai

Nicole Titihuia Hawkins

Book

"Nicole Titihuia Hawkins’ first collection, Whai, introduces the voice of a strong and assertive poet, who is unashamedly herself. With poems centred around whānau, mana wāhine, and love, Whai explores what it means to be Māori in a colonised space. ...

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Tattooed history  by Robert K. Paterson

Tattooed history

Robert K. Paterson

Book

Tattooed History: The Story of Mokomokai is the first book to comprehensively explore the history of these remarkable Maori ancestors. The elaborate facial markings (ta moko) of the Maori are well-known, but less so is the unique process of preserving...

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Kurangaituku  by Whiti Hereaka

Kurangaituku

Whiti Hereaka

Book

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

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Huia short stories. 14, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Huia short stories. 14, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Book

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

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Marae  by Muru Walters

Marae

Muru Walters

Book

"Together the Walters spent three years visiting some of this country's major meetinghouses as well as many of the more humble ones - houses that serve smaller hapu and iwi - to bring together a beautiful photographic book on the meeting house. They ...

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Te pakanga a Ngāti Rānaki me Te Ranga-Tipua

Te pakanga a Ngāti Rānaki me Te Ranga-Tipua

Graphic novel

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

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James & Isey

James & Isey

DVD

"James lives with his 99 year old mother Isey on their small farm in Kawakawa, Northland. They are descendants of Ngāti Manu - the Bird People. In their unique relationship, James has devoted the last 20 years to looking after his mum and bringing the...

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Living the treaty  by T. (Ted) Glynn

Living the treaty

T. (Ted) Glynn

Book

"Throughout this book the author reflects on stories of his own personal encounters with the Treaty of Waitangi in the context of education. The stories range over 70 years of meeting and working with Māori friends and colleagues in education, and, with...

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The Raupō phrasebook of modern Māori  by Scotty Morrison

The Raupō phrasebook of modern Māori

Scotty Morrison

Book

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

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

He Atua, he tangata

A. W. (Alexander Wyclif) Reed

Book

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

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Eye of the Taika  by Matthew Bannister

Eye of the Taika

Matthew Bannister

Book

"Eye of the Taika: New Zealand Comedy and the Films of Taika Waititi is the first book-length study of comic film director and media celebrity Taika Waititi. Author Matthew Bannister analyses Waititi's feature films and places his other works and...

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He pou hiringa

He pou hiringa

Book

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

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The great Māori feast at Remuera  by Sue Cooper

The great Māori feast at Remuera

Sue Cooper

Book

About a hākari held on May 11th, 1844 in Remuera, Auckland. "The feast was a political response by Māori to demonstate mana to the growing settlement of Auckland and its impact on their customary rights. A primary reason for the feast was the need for...

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Shifting grounds  by Lucy Mackintosh

Shifting grounds

Lucy Mackintosh

Book

"In a city that has forgotten and erased much of its history, there are still places where traces of the past can be found. Deep histories, both natural and human, have been woven together over hundreds of years in places across Tamaki Makaurau / Auc...

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The forgotten coast  by Richard Shaw

The forgotten coast

Richard Shaw

Book

"In this deft memoir, Richard Shaw unpacks a generations-old family story he was never told: that his ancestors once farmed land in Taranaki which had been confiscated from its owners and sold to his great-grandfather, who had been with the Armed Con...

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Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters  by Rebecca Rice

Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters

Rebecca Rice

Book

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

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Kelcy Taratoa  by Warren Feeney

Kelcy Taratoa

Warren Feeney

eBook

"Who Am I? is a question at the centre of what it is to be human and for artist Kelcy Taratoa (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Raukawa) it has formed the subject of his painting for two decades. Kelcy Taratoa: Who Am I ?... Episode 001 is a bili...

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Tikanga  by Keri author. Opai

Tikanga

Keri author. Opai

Book

The book we've all been needing for decades - a unique explanation of the Maori world for Pakeha, and for Maori people wishing to learn more about tikanga. With simple lucidity and great expertise, Keri Opai shares the spirit and meaning of what it is...

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Te kupenga

Te kupenga

Book

"Published to mark 150 years since the establishment of the famous Alexander Turnbull Library, one of New Zealand's great storehouses, this energetic, comprehensive book approaches the history of Aotearoa New Zealand through 101 remarkable objects. Each...

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Hei taonga mā ngā uri whakatipu = Treasures for the rising generation : The Dominion Museum ethnological expeditions 1919-1923

Hei taonga mā ngā uri whakatipu = Treasures for the rising generation : The Dominion Museum ethnological expeditions 1919-1923

Book

"From 1919 to 1923, at Sir Apirana Ngata's initiative, a team from the Dominion Museum travelled to tribal areas across Te Ika-a-Maui The North Island to record tikanga Maori (ancestral practices) that Ngata feared might be disappearing. These ethnog...

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A history of Queen's Redoubt & the invasion of the Waikato  by Ian Barton

A history of Queen's Redoubt & the invasion of the Waikato

Ian Barton

Book

"On 12 July 1863, British and colonial troops under the command of Lt. Gen. Duncan Cameron crossed Mangatāwhiri Stream, Waikato Māori's northern border, instigating the Waikato War. In order to do so they had amassed a vast infrastructure that includ...

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Voices from the New Zealand wars = he reo nō ngā pakanga o Aotearoa  by Vincent O'Malley

Voices from the New Zealand wars = he reo nō ngā pakanga o Aotearoa

Vincent O'Malley

Book

"Welcome to our story, this history. Wherever in the world the bones of your ancestors lie, wherever their ashes may have been dispersed, here you will find traces of them, and of yourself.... It is, of course, a story of colonisation and resistance -...

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Kia kaha  by Stacey Morrison

Kia kaha

Stacey Morrison

Book

A powerful illustrated storybook for the tamariki and rangatahi of Aotearoa New Zealand celebrating Maoritanga! KIA KAHA is a collection of true stories about amazing Māori who have achieved incredible things. Each of them blazed a trail in their own...

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Polynesia 900-1600  by Madi Williams

Polynesia 900-1600

Madi Williams

Book

"This book provides a concise introduction to the history of South Polynesia during the period typically defined as the 'Middle Ages' by western historians, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Rēkohu (Chatham Islands), and Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Written...

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Waiwhero  by Ngāhuia Murphy

Waiwhero

Ngāhuia Murphy

Book

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Let their light so shine : Volume 3

Let their light so shine : Volume 3

Book

"Let Their Light So Shine follows the growth of the Mormon Church from a 'fledgling New Zealand Church' to a 'Māori Church' and, finally, to becoming part of the global organisation The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The recollections from...

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National identity  by Simon Bridges

National identity

Simon Bridges

Book

"An open, honest and at times intensely personal memoir about race, fatherhood, marriage, masculinity, fitting in, and the things that shape our national character. Simon Bridges grew up as the son of a working-class Baptist preacher in Te Atatu, as ...

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Mana whakatipu  by Mark Solomon

Mana whakatipu

Mark Solomon

Book

"In 1998, just as South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu was about to sign its Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the government, justice of sorts after seven generations of seeking redress, a former foundryman stepped into the pivotal role of kaiwhakahaere or chair...

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Protest!  by Mandy Hager

Protest!

Mandy Hager

Book

"A look at protest in New Zealand: what was it about, who did it and were they successful? Starting with Hone Heke and encompassing Parehaka to the land march, votes for women and the nuclear test ban. Culminating in the climate change marches."--Pub...

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He ringatoi o ngā tūpuna  by Hilary Mitchell

He ringatoi o ngā tūpuna

Hilary Mitchell

Book

"Isaac Coates was an Englishman who lived in Wellington and Nelson between 1841 and 1845. During that time he painted watercolour portraits of 58 Māori from Nelson, Marlborough, Wellington, Waikanae and Kapiti. Some of these portraits have been well-known...

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Belonging  by Owen Eastwood

Belonging

Owen Eastwood

Book

"Whakapapa. You belong here. Whakapapa is a Maori word which embodies our human need to belong. It represents a powerful spiritual idea - we are all part of an unbroken and unbreakable chain of people who share a special culture. Owen Eastwood places...

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Falling into Rarohenga  by Steph Matuku

Falling into Rarohenga

Steph Matuku

Book

"It seems like an ordinary day when Tui and Kae, sixteen-year-old twins, get home from school - until they find their mother, Maia, has disappeared and a swirling vortex has opened up in her room. They are sucked into this portal and dragged down to ...

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He Kupu Taurangi  by Christopher Finlayson

He Kupu Taurangi

Christopher Finlayson

Book

"Between 2008 and 2017, an unprecedented number of Treaty of Waitangi settlements were completed with iwi and hapū across New Zealand. As Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Christopher Finlayson led this work on behalf of the Crown. In doing...

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The survival of Māori as a people  by Whatarangi Winiata

The survival of Māori as a people

Whatarangi Winiata

Book

"This collection brings together over forty years of thought and comment by Dr. Whatarangi Winiata on Māori spirituality, social development, education and political affairs. Each chapter discusses the importance and impact of Māori management of Māori...

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Ko Mahinga o Tōku māra Kai  by Nick Roskruge

Ko Mahinga o Tōku māra Kai

Nick Roskruge

Book

This booklet includes a description of common māra kai crops, information on establishing contemporary māra, seasons in the Māori calendar and maramataka Māori.

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Uprising  by Nic Low

Uprising

Nic Low

Book

"Armed with Ngai Tahu's ancient oral maps and modern satellite atlas, I crossed the Southern Alps more than a dozen times, trying to understand how our forebears saw the land. What did it mean to define your identity by sacred mountains, or actually see...

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Ngā karapu Māori  by Ramari Raureti

Ngā karapu Māori

Ramari Raureti

Book

"Rugby clubs have become an extension of our many marae and with this we compete with ferocity... it is like we have taken our tikanga and utilised them within our clubs."--Foreword.

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Polynesia 900-1600  by Madi Williams

Polynesia 900-1600

Madi Williams

Book

This book provides a concise overview of the history of Polynesia, focusing on New Zealand and its outlying islands, during the period 900-1600. It provides a thematic examination of Polynesia to avoid placing the region's history into an inaccurate,...

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Tiwaiwaka  by Rob McGowan

Tiwaiwaka

Rob McGowan

Book

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

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The New Zealand wars  by Matthew Wright

The New Zealand wars

Matthew Wright

Book

From 1845 to 1875, New Zealand experienced a succession of conflicts that stretched from the Bay of Islands to Wellington. What they meant has been debated ever since. To some they were land wars, to others, the Maori wars; lately we are calling them...

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A New Zealand prayer book = he Karakia mihinare o Aotearoa  by author Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia

A New Zealand prayer book = he Karakia mihinare o Aotearoa

author Anglican Church in Aotearoa New...

Book

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Reawakened  by Jeff Evans

Reawakened

Jeff Evans

Book

"This book features interviews with 10 master navigators who trained under Mau Piailug (1932-2010), the legendary teacher of traditional, non-instrument wayfinding methods for open-ocean voyaging across the Pacific. They were given the status of mast...

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Rangikura  by Tayi Tibble

Rangikura

Tayi Tibble

Book

"Rangikura is the fiery second collection by Tayi Tibble. These poems live in the space between the end of the world and a new day. They ask us to think about our relationship to desire and exploitation. They are both nostalgic for, and exhausted by,...

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We don't serve Māori here  by Robert E. author. Bartholomew

We don't serve Māori here

Robert E. author. Bartholomew

Book

"This book looks at the apartheid-like segregation that occurred in New Zealnd from the 1920s to the early 1960s., with a special emphasis on South Auckland. During this period some barbers refused to cut Māori hair, taxicabs would not pick them up, a...

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Tikanga  by Francis Tipene

Tikanga

Francis Tipene

Book

"Francis and Kaiora Tipene share how they bring the traditional values of tikanga Māori into day-to-day living and what they learnt about the concepts of te ao Māori growing up ... more of their life experiences juggling five sons, three businesses, ...

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From the centre  by Patricia Grace

From the centre

Patricia Grace

Book

"With photographs and quotes from her many, hugely loved books, Patricia Grace begins with her grandparents and parents and takes us through her childhood, her education, marriage and up to the present day in this touching and self-deprecating story of...

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Transgressing tikanga

Transgressing tikanga

Book

Transgressing Tikanga is a collection of [twenty] first-hand accounts written by Europeans who were captured by Māori between 1816 and 1884. These Pakeha men and women were seized when they either committed blatant acts of aggression or unknowingly.....

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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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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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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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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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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 Māori 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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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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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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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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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 Māori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Māori 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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Matamua ko te Kupu!  by T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) author. Kāretu

Matamua ko te Kupu!

T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) author. Kāretu

Book

"I tēnei pukapuka āna, ka whakatakoto a Tā Tīmoti i te whānuitanga o ana wheako e pā ana ki te haka me te waiata - mai i ngā waiata o ngā pakanga o te ao e rua ki te aranga mai o ngā whakataetae kapa haka, mai i te waiata aroha ki te waiata ā-ringa, mai...

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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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Infinite threads  by Mariko B. Ryan

Infinite threads

Mariko B. Ryan

Book

"For thousands of years, the Māori 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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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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'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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Common ground  by Matt Morris

Common ground

Matt Morris

Book

Common Ground: Garden histories of Aotearoa takes a loving look at gardens and garden practices in Aotearoa New Zealand over time. While a lot of gardening books focus on the grand plantings of wealthy citizens, Matt Morris explores the historical pr...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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