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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

"It's time that Kiwi secondary schools taught the uncensored history of Māori. Based on Government archives and firsthand interviews, it is a history that until now, has not been taught in our schools ... this book looks at the apartheid-like segregation...

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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 Maori 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

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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 Maori academics share their personal journeys, revealing what being Māori has meant for them in their work. Their perspectives provide insight for all New Zealanders into how mātauranga is positively inf...

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He iti te kupu  by Hona Black

He iti te kupu

Hona Black

Book

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

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Wars without end  by Danny Keenan

Wars without end

Danny Keenan

Book

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

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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 Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creation myths. He follows...

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Hinemihi  by Hamish Coney

Hinemihi

Hamish Coney

Book

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

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

Alice Te Punga Somerville

Book

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

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

Matamua ko te Kupu!

T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) author. Kāretu

Book

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

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

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

The Maniapoto Mandate inquiry report

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

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"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 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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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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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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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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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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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...

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"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...

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

He aha i pērā ai?

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

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"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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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