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 Te Papa.
When Hekeiterangi of Ngāti Maniapoto elopes with Ngaere of Waikato, this leads to tensions which are only resolved through a communal feast.
Presents the basic structure of a mihimihi (introduction in Te reo Māori).
A picture book resource that supports Te ao Maori. The book provides great examples of how tamariki may recognize Te ao Maori principles using Maui as a mentor.
This picture book story shows how young learners can become kaitaki (caretakers), keeping their environment clean, safe and a happier place.
Daniel is nervous on his first day at school. In class he learns that the Matariki Festival is a time of sharing and friendship, showing him the importance of Māori New Year.
A taniwha sleeps, forgotten. The people he once protected left long ago when the Pākehā arrived in New Zealand. Then one day, the taniwha awakes to the sound of a karanga. His people have returned and they need his help.
When the class visits the marae they have lots to learn and lots to do. And they have lots of fun! This is a wonderful story about what to expect when visiting a marae.
In this poetic and moving tale, we watch a year in the life of one whanau through the eyes of a little girl. A death is mourned; a birth is celebrated; and life comes full circle.
A death in the village leads to a rāhui being placed on a beach in a rural Māori community. After a year, as joy begins to return to the community, the rāhui is lifted.
Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Māori world, and explore Aotearoa's exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration.
When Kahurangi, a kuia from Ngāti Tū Māia dies, her whare is left neglected until, hundreds of years later, it is reclaimed by a community in need and becomes a source of strength and identity.
This book is designed to to help educate children and their parents on kaimoana (seafood) gathering in an environmentally and culturally friendly way.
An old man snatches Haki’s grandfather’s pounamu from around his neck. He must become a warrior and fight a taniwha to get it back.
The government plans to build a prison in Niko’s town and destroy the home of its taniwha. He is called crazy for believing in the taniwha, but he knows that telling the truth is the only way of stopping the destruction.
This book looks at the first New Zealanders who came in canoes from an ancestral home somewhere in the Pacific called Hawaiki.
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.
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