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Conversations about indigenous rights

Conversations about indigenous rights

Book

The UN declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a deeply significant document. In 2007, then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described its signing as an "historic moment when UN Member States and indigenous peoples reconciled with their pa...

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Te Haka a Tānerore  by Reina Kahukiwa

Te Haka a Tānerore

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

Story about the first haka, as a dance performed by the young boy Tānerore for his mother.

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Te Haka a Tānerore  by Reina Kahukiwa

Te Haka a Tānerore

Reina Kahukiwa

Book

Story about the first haka, as a dance performed by the young boy Tānerore for his mother.

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Te taiao huri noa= The world around us. by Katie Kool

Te taiao huri noa= The world around us.

Katie Kool

Book

"It's a big wide world out there, full of curiosities and wonderments that catch the eyes of Kiwi kids. This latest book from the dynamic duo of Katie Kool and Cindy Tan showcases delightful illustrations of familiar items with their English and Te Reo...

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Celebrating Matariki  by Jill MacGregor

Celebrating Matariki

Jill MacGregor

Book

Tamarau and his friends share some ideas and activities to celebrate the season of Matariki in the classroom.

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Living among the Northland Māori  by Antoine Garin

Living among the Northland Māori

Antoine Garin

Book

A French Marist priest, Father Antoine Garin was sent to run the remote Mangakahia mission station on the banks of the Wairoa River. Living Among the Northland Māori is Garin's diary recording his experiences from 1844 to 1846 as he gets to know the Māori...

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Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi  by Tānia Ka'ai

Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi

Tānia Ka'ai

Book

"Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi was a highly respected leader from Te Whānau-a-Ruataupare at Tokomaru Bay who was passionate about the revitalisation and flourishing of the Māori world. She actively introduced initiatives in education, language and the arts and...

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Matariki by Libby Hakaraia

Matariki

Libby Hakaraia

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Raumati  by Christine Dale

Raumati

Christine Dale

Book

"The smell, sound, taste, feel and sights of summer are featured in a delicious list of adjectives in both Maori and English - designed to extend vocabulary and encourage a love of language. See the skay, wide and windy. Titiro ki te rangi whānui, ra...

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Ka tiki miraka a whaea Wigglesworth  by John Carr

Ka tiki miraka a whaea Wigglesworth

John Carr

Book

"When Mrs Wigglesworth goes to town to get milk, she comes home with a cow. When she goes into town for some bark for the roses, she comes home with a dog."

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Ka oti i a Guzzler te mahi  by John Carr

Ka oti i a Guzzler te mahi

John Carr

Book

"Guzzler is a tiny, orphaned piglet who is found by a family. The kids and mum are keen to keep Guzzler but dad isn't so sure..."--Publisher's description.

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E oho, Drongo!  by John Carr

E oho, Drongo!

John Carr

Book

"Pirate, the parakeet, wanted to be outside in the trees with the other birds. But when he does get out of his cage, the world outside isn’t as much fun as he thought."--Publisher's description.

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Ko Barney me te hipi kore ingoa  by John Carr

Ko Barney me te hipi kore ingoa

John Carr

Book

"Barney, the SPCA man, must rescue a sheep that has escaped from a farm. The sheep doesn’t want to be rescued so Barney must use all his wits and strength to succeed."--Publisher's description.

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He whānau hou tō Storm  by John Carr

He whānau hou tō Storm

John Carr

Book

"Storm used to spend his days chained to kennel till his life was changed by a bolt of lightning and a girl with friendly eyes."--Publisher's description.

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Te mate o tā Sione spaghetti  by John Carr

Te mate o tā Sione spaghetti

John Carr

Book

"Sione’s pet rabbit has a problem. Sione’s solution involves a pack of raging rhinos, but will it work?"--Publisher's description.

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Tōni, te Poni whakangahau  by John Carr

Tōni, te Poni whakangahau

John Carr

Book

"Toni is hired for children’s rides but her owner is not taking good care of her. When Sammy and her dad notice this, they get her to the SPCA."--Publisher's description.

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Te oraiti a Garry te Pirikoti  by John Carr

Te oraiti a Garry te Pirikoti

John Carr

Book

"Garry escapes to a garden where he does lots of exciting goaty things. Unfortunately, he finds himself hanging from a clothesline. Will anyone rescue him?"--Publisher's description.

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Tāne Mahuta has a forest = He wao tā Tāne Mahuta  by Rebecca Larsen

Tāne Mahuta has a forest = He wao tā Tāne Mahuta

Rebecca Larsen

Book

"Pūkeko, Kiwi and Hōiho go for a walk through the forest. Join them while they explore, perform actions and sing"--Back cover.

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Te kiore i te hokomaha  by John Carr

Te kiore i te hokomaha

John Carr

Book

"A girl and her mother go to the mall to buy shoes. They leave with a shoebox with a toilet roll and a mouse inside. What will happen next?"--Publisher's description.

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Growing up takatāpui  by Elizabeth Kerekere

Growing up takatāpui

Elizabeth Kerekere

Book

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Wāhine toa  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Wāhine toa

Robyn Kahukiwa

Book

"Originally produced in 1984, Wahine Toa brought to light the stories of eight important female elements who played a defining role in our creation..."--Publisher's description.

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Ko paukena pai me te Paherowa  by John Carr

Ko paukena pai me te Paherowa

John Carr

Book

"Mrs Melling likes pumpkin pie and pavlova much more than she likes Mr Watkins or his hens. Will Mr Watkins find a way to change that?"--Publisher's description.

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Ko tōku whānau = My family  by Katie Kool

Ko tōku whānau = My family

Katie Kool

Book

Come and meet the members of this special family.

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Ka aroha a Sam Rāua ko Charlie ki a Pudding  by John Carr

Ka aroha a Sam Rāua ko Charlie ki a Pudding

John Carr

Book

When an abandoned cat who lives under the sports shed at their school gets into trouble, Sam and Charlie have to help out.

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Te rōpū kainuku pai  by John Carr

Te rōpū kainuku pai

John Carr

Book

"A child helps settle Noah the cat when the family move to a new house in another city."--Publisher's description.

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Titiro ki ngā mahi ka taeae ahau! = Look at what I can do!  by Katie Kool

Titiro ki ngā mahi ka taeae ahau! = Look at what I can do!

Katie Kool

Book

Come and see all the activites this family can do.

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Anei taku wheua = Here is my bone  by Katie Kool

Anei taku wheua = Here is my bone

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young dog discovers some exciting things about life.

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Ka taea e aha u= I can  by Katie Kool

Ka taea e aha u= I can

Katie Kool

Book

A young girl discovers she can do all sorts of activities around the home.

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E toro haere ana mātau = We are going places  by Katie Kool

E toro haere ana mātau = We are going places

Katie Kool

Picture book

A young child visits various places with her parents.

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Te Whaea

Te Whaea

DVD

Ana Tia taught the Maori culture to inmates in three Auckland prisons for twenty four years until her death in 1991. This documentary shows sessions in progress, and interviews with ex-inmates about their views on learning Maori culture and how it has...

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Treaty of Waitangi Hui, Waitangi, 4-6 February,1985  by N.Z.) Treaty of Waitangi Hui (1985 : Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi Hui, Waitangi, 4-6 February,1985

N.Z.) Treaty of Waitangi Hui (1985 :...

Book

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Ngā mea kei rō Moana e whakapā mai ana!  by Linda Jane Keegan

Ngā mea kei rō Moana e whakapā mai ana!

Linda Jane Keegan

Book

"This light-hearted rhyming story follows the experience of a little girl’s day at the beach with her two mums, as she unexpectedly encounters a range of sea life – with a fun twist at the end! We all know that breath-catching feeling o...

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Waitangi  by Matthew Wright

Waitangi

Matthew Wright

Book

"Historian Matthew Wright explores the evolution of New Zealand's most historically significant document, the Treaty of Waitangi, from its origins to its place in the present day. From the early cultural collisions between Māori and Pākehā that led to...

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Te Whare Tāre  by Katherine Mansfield

Te Whare Tāre

Katherine Mansfield

Book

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Maori picture  by Mary F Moore

Maori picture

Mary F Moore

Book

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Te whānau moana  by Marie Waaka

Te whānau moana

Marie Waaka

Book

"Tamariki and their whānau can dive into the fun and rhythmical language of Te Whānau Moana with its underwater characters and their antics"--Publisher's website.

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Te Pukapuka o nga Inoi, me era atu tikanga a te Hahi o Ingarani mo te minitatanga o nga hakarameta, o era atu ritenga hoki a te Hahi, me nga Waiata ano hoki a Rawiri, me te tikanga mo te motuhanga i te pihopa, i te piriti, i te rikona. by Church of the Province of New Zealand

Te Pukapuka o nga Inoi, me era atu tikanga a te Hahi o Ingarani mo te minitatanga o nga hakarameta, o era atu ritenga hoki a te Hahi, me nga Waiata ano hoki a Rawiri, me te tikanga mo te motuhanga i te pihopa, i te piriti, i te rikona.

Church of the Province of New Zeala...

Book

"This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning...

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Te rerenga by Toni Huata

Te rerenga

Toni Huata

Music CD

"‘Te Rerenga’ is about a journey. From the journey of our ancestors travelling from Hawaiki to Aotearoa; to journeys of family, relationship, friendship and reconnection; to reflection, love, identity & homeland; to my own personal health journey over...

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Ngā waka o neherā = the first voyaging canoes  by Jeff Evans

Ngā waka o neherā = the first voyaging canoes

Jeff Evans

Book

"The arrival of the Polynesian people in Aotearoa was the final step in a series of remarkable voyages which saw them touch every spot of land throughout the South Pacific. Much information has been passed down about the waka and their journeys, but ...

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Blitz Hospital  by Penny Starns

Blitz Hospital

Penny Starns

Book

"As the German Luftwaffe subjected Britain’s major cities and ports to unremitting waves of aerial bombardment, doctors, nurses and first aiders constantly risked their lives to give urgent treatment to the severely wounded. Over 80,000 casualties we...

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Huia short stories. 12, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Huia short stories. 12, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Book

"Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2017 as judged by Whiti Hereaka, Paula Morris, Poia Rewi amd Rawinia Higgins. The book contains the stories from the finalists for Best Short Story written...

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Ngā kākahu o Ana = Anna's clothes  by Alice Patrick

Ngā kākahu o Ana = Anna's clothes

Alice Patrick

Book

Reader for children in Maori and English.

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Ngā taputapu tākaro = sports equipment  by Alice Patrick

Ngā taputapu tākaro = sports equipment

Alice Patrick

Book

Reader for children in Maori and English.

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Tuai  by Alison Jones

Tuai

Alison Jones

Book

"A thrilling biographical narrative of a young Bay of Islands leader who grew up in the Māori world of the early nineteenth century - and crossed the globe to encounter England in the midst of the industrial revolution. This is the story of the Māori...

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Tūrangawaewae

Tūrangawaewae

Book

"What is a New Zealander? What does it mean to be a citizen of or a resident in this country? How do we understand what makes New Zealand complex, and unique? And what creates a sense of belonging and identity, both here and in the world? Now's a critical...

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After the Treaty

After the Treaty

Book

"This book is in tribute to Ian McLean Wards (1920-2003), who as researcher and writer, civil servant and cultural activist, contributed greatly to promoting awareness of NZ history. The authors explore themes dear to Wards' heart, providing new insights...

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Whiti te rā!  by Patricia Grace

Whiti te rā!

Patricia Grace

Book

"The haka 'Ka Mate' was composed by Te Rauparaha, a chief of Ngā̄ti Toa Rangatira, and this is the story of this haka. Te Raupara is pursued by his enemies and fears for his life. At Lake Rotoaira, he is hidden in a kūmara pit, and Te Rangikoaea, a...

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Unearthly landscapes  by Stephen Deed

Unearthly landscapes

Stephen Deed

Book

"By the nineteenth century the ancient urban churchyards of Britain, burdened with generations of dead. were unable to cope with rising numbers of corpses. Partially decomposed bodies were regularly disinterred and dumped in pits to free up room for the...

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Trading cultures  by Adrienne Puckey

Trading cultures

Adrienne Puckey

Book

"On first contact, trade practices between Europeans and Māori were deceptively similar - exchanges were reasonably straightforward and efficient. Far-[Northern] Māori encouraged European settlement as the basis of a new economy, but as settler numbers...

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Kura koiwi = Bone treasures  by Brian Flintoff

Kura koiwi = Bone treasures

Brian Flintoff

Book

"[This] is both a personal account of Brian Flintoff's career as a carver, but also an important exploration of Maori art and how it relates to bone carving. Heavily illustrated with exquisite examples of his, and other people's work, this book explains...

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He mīharo te manu  by Sharon Holt

He mīharo te manu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Singalong 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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Haere tonu  by Sharon Holt

Haere tonu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

Singalong book about cleaning up, designed to teach Te Reo Maori. Includes activity ideas, guitar chords, and curriculum links.

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Te ahi kā  by Martin Toft

Te ahi kā

Martin Toft

Book

"Photographer Martin Toft spent six months living among iwi deep in the Whanganui River lands in the mid-1990s. They honoured him with the Māori name Pouma Pokai-whenua. By returning 20 years later, again with his camera, Toft completed part of a promise...

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Navigators & naturalists  by Mike (Politician) Lee

Navigators & naturalists

Mike (Politician) Lee

Book

"As historian James Belich put it: ̀There is little doubt that Cook has been emphasised to the unfair exclusion of the massive French contribution to European knowledge of New Zealand.' This book seeks to redress this balance, drawing in the main on ...

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Journey towards justice  by Kim Workman

Journey towards justice

Kim Workman

Book

"Life is nothing more than a collection of stories – but within those stories there are threads of meaning that, over a seventy-year journey, make sense of one human life. Kim Workman grew up in the Wairarapa, son of a Pākehā mother and Māori father....

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Tamainupō  by Kimai Huirama

Tamainupō

Kimai Huirama

Book

"This book has been written for whānau, particularly our rangatahi, in the hope that we might come to know, celebrate and connect to our shared history and identity, as descendants of Tamainupō. The resource contains whakapapa, illustrated stories, photos...

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Māui Street  by Morgan Godfery

Māui Street

Morgan Godfery

Book

'Everyone lives a messy, unusual life. There is no normal. The sooner our politics understands this, the better off we will all be.' Morgan Godfery is one of New Zealand’s most energising young thinkers. In just a few years he has become a leading...

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He raiona i roto i ngā otaota  by Margaret Mahy

He raiona i roto i ngā otaota

Margaret Mahy

Book

"I ki atu tamaiti, "E whae, he raiona kei roto i ngā otaota." Ka kī mai te whaea, "Horihori, e Tama.""--Back cover.

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Filming the colonial past  by Annabel Cooper

Filming the colonial past

Annabel Cooper

Book

"The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nation’s history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers’ fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years. From silent screen to smartphone,...

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Aotearoa =

Aotearoa =

Picture book

"New Zealand fauna illustrated, with captions English and Te Reo Māori."--Cataloguer.

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Mountains to sea

Mountains to sea

Book

"The state of New Zealand's freshwater has become an urgent public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand's rivers and streams. We all know they need fixing. But how do we do it?...

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Newness & wonder  by Alexis Lynne

Newness & wonder

Alexis Lynne

Book

"After her only dream is snatched from her grasp, can she open her heart to something new and wonderful this Christmas? For years, all Tara Crowley longed for was to return to the simple but happy life she lived on her grandparents’ farm. After years...

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Te tipitipi moana a Kaia te korora  by Jo Van Dam

Te tipitipi moana a Kaia te korora

Jo Van Dam

Book

"Koinei te ra mo te haerenga nui a Kaia te korora me tana koro. Ko wai ma te hunga ka tutakina e raua, I a raua e tere haere ana I Tikapa Maona I Tamakimakaurau, I tua atu hoki?"--Back cover.

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Tamainupo  by Kimai Huirama

Tamainupo

Kimai Huirama

Book

"This book has been written for whanau, particularly our rangatahi, in the hope that we might come to know, celebrate and connect to our shared history and identity, as descendants of Tamainupo. The resource contains whakapapa, illustrated stories, photos...

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Te tohuna kura waka  by Charlotte Mildon

Te tohuna kura waka

Charlotte Mildon

Book

In the Maori culture the spiritual wisdom keepers have had to remain secretive for many generations, due to government legislation and the oppression of religion. Now, in this fascinating short book, Charlotte Mildon explores the prophecy of the divi...

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One law or two monarchs?  by John Robinson

One law or two monarchs?

John Robinson

Book

For over 500 years, Polynesians had New Zealand to themselves. However, towards the end of the 1700s, Europeans started arriving to exploit the resources of the country. A technologically advanced culture began interacting with a Stone Age society, and...

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Eliza & the white camellia  by Debbie McCauley

Eliza & the white camellia

Debbie McCauley

Book

Sarah Hart was pregnant with her second child when her husband, bricklayer Edward Hart, stole food to feed his hungry family. On the run for 17 months, when captured he served six years on board prison hulks. After his release the family searched for...

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Wāhia ngā rua  by Kimai Huirama

Wāhia ngā rua

Kimai Huirama

Book

When Hekeiterangi of Ngāti Maniapoto elopes with Ngaere of Waikato, this leads to tensions which are only resolved through a communal feast that strengthens the kinship bonds between Ngāti Maniapoto and Waikato, and marks the origin of the name of th...

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Pūrākau  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Pūrākau

Robyn Kahukiwa

Book

3 fictional stories, containing elements of traditional Māori tales.

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Te pohū  by Sacha Cotter

Te pohū

Sacha Cotter

Book

A young boy wants to create his own perfect dive-bomb into the water, and with the help of his grandmother, he finally discovers the secret.

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Guardians of Aotearoa  by Johanna Knox

Guardians of Aotearoa

Johanna Knox

Book

"Buffeted by the forces of modern change, it can be tough to hold onto what we value most, or sometimes, even to slow down and think what that is. This is a book about New Zealanders who have found what they hold dear, and, with an eye on the future,...

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Keep fit Kiwi  by Lynette Evans

Keep fit Kiwi

Lynette Evans

Book

"Presents a kiwi version of the action song Head, shoulders, knees and toes“--Provided by publisher.

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Birdstories  by Geoff Norman

Birdstories

Geoff Norman

Book

"Kiwi, kākāpō, takahē, moa, tūī – these birds, and many others, are unique to Aotearoa New Zealand, and famous throughout the world. It was the 1873 publication of Walter Buller’s A History of the Birds of New Zealand that introduced overseas readers...

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Self awareness doesn't begin with self  by Hana Tapiata

Self awareness doesn't begin with self

Hana Tapiata

Book

"Self awareness doesn't begin with self', is based on Maori ancestral knowledge which examines whakapapa (genealogy, processes, connections) to gain a deeper understanding and connection to where, who and what we come from, in order to afirm our identity...

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Galleries of Maoriland  by Roger Blackley

Galleries of Maoriland

Roger Blackley

Book

"Galleries of Maoriland looks at Māori prehistory in Pākehā art; the enthusiasm of Pākehā and Māori for portraiture and recreations of ancient life; the trade in Māori curios; and the international exhibition of this colonial culture. By illum...

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Te paparahi, toi Māori

Te paparahi, toi Māori

Book

"A new project curated by Māori designer Olivia Haddon, Ngāti Manuhiri, of the Auckland Council Design Office and published by Artweek Auckland with support from Auckland Council, ATEED and Auckland Transport provides maps of walks around Auckland. The...

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Savaged to suit  by Paul Diamond

Savaged to suit

Paul Diamond

Book

"Savaged to Suit: Māori and cartooning in New Zealand is a pioneering study by Paul Diamond. In the earliest cartoons featuring Māori, they appeared as fearsome savages; today they are likely to be drawn in corporate-world suits. The book concentrates...

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I have loved me a man  by Sharon Mazer

I have loved me a man

Sharon Mazer

Book

"From the Old Mill Disco in Timaru to San Francisco's ACT UP protests, through Jazzercise and drag, AIDS and homosexual law reform, I Have Loved Me a Man takes readers inside the social revolution that has moved New Zealand from the 1960s to the present...

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The tree of life  by Heeni Morehu

The tree of life

Heeni Morehu

Book

This book is about Heeni Morehu's experience of losing her eldest son, 17-year-old Kahu, in a car crash in 2009 before her younger son, Hepa, 16, took his own life in 2011.

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Ko Rongowhakaata

Ko Rongowhakaata

Book

"This book is published to mark the opening of the Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow exhibition at Te Papa, which represents the culmination and breadth of Rongowhakaata history and whakaaro (considerations) and has the significant meeting...

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The little kiwi and the Treaty  by Nikki Slade-Robinson

The little kiwi and the Treaty

Nikki Slade-Robinson

Picture book

"Years ago a group of kiwi travelled to find a place to settle. Much later another group arrived and wanted to settle there too. Both wondered who these strangers were and they began to fight each other, until eventually they made a treaty and agreed...

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William's Waitangi Day  by David Ling

William's Waitangi Day

David Ling

Picture book

"When the teacher asks about Waitangi Day, everyone else knows what they'll be doing, but William doesn't even know what Waitangi Day means. Then, with the help of his friends he begins to understand what it's all about and has a great Waitangi Day h...

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He kōpaki kiwaha.

He kōpaki kiwaha.

Book

This is part of a te reo Māori resource and is a book of Māori kiwaha or idioms for everyday use.

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There's a tui in our teapot = He tūī kei rō tīpāta  by Dawn McMillan

There's a tui in our teapot = He tūī kei rō tīpāta

Dawn McMillan

Picture book

"There's a tui in our teapot. He's looking out at me. A tui in the teapot? Yes ... he wants a cup of tea! A tui and his various friends including takahe, kea, korimako (bellbird), pukeko and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) invade the family kitchen, getting...

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Oh boy  by Stuart Lipshaw

Oh boy

Stuart Lipshaw

Book

"Stories about Kiwi men who followed their dreams and made the world a better place. An inspiring and essential storybook for children of all ages, grown-ups included. Stories featured in this book are of Billy T. James, Bret McKenzie, Bruce McLaren,...

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Our voices

Our voices

Book

This book is an exciting advance in the field of architecture, offering multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. Indigenous authors from Aotearoa NZ, Canada, Australia and the USA explore the making and keeping...

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The taniwha in our backyard  by Malcolm Paterson

The taniwha in our backyard

Malcolm Paterson

Picture book

"Tui, his cousin Jennifer and their whanau go to the south Kaipara to visit their Uncle Rua and Auntie Mina (who grew up in Malaysia). Exploring the area down to Muriwai, they learn about ancient taniwha (guardians/monsters), extinct and endangered animals...

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