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Savaged to suit  by Paul Diamond

Savaged to suit

Paul Diamond

"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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The tree of life  by Heeni Morehu

The tree of life

Heeni Morehu

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

"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

"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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He kōpaki kiwaha.

He kōpaki kiwaha.

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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Oh boy  by Stuart Lipshaw

Oh boy

Stuart Lipshaw

"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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The taniwha in our backyard  by Malcolm Paterson

The taniwha in our backyard

Malcolm Paterson

"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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Māori made easy 2  by Scotty Morrison

Māori made easy 2

Scotty Morrison

"Enhance your Maori-language learning with the most reliable - and easiest - resource available. The bestselling Maori Made Easy gave learners an accessible and achievable entry into te reo Maori. It quickly cemented itself as the guide to those new to...

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Speak to me. Family = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Family =

Jenny Chapman

Shows basic signs and words for " father", "mother"," more", "milk", "food","finished" and "change nappy."

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Speak to me. Animals = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Animals =

Jenny Chapman

Shows basic signs and words for common animals.

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Speak to me. Home = by Jenny Chapman

Speak to me. Home =

Jenny Chapman

Shows basic signs and words for "home", "clothes", "drink", "car".

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Te kohu  by author Moetu-Taiha

Te kohu

author Moetu-Taiha

"Early in her childhood, Moetu was able to connect with the Spiritual realm. However, it was not until the 1980's, when her younger brother died and she asked herself: "what are we living for, if only to die?." She was then ready to open up and to re...

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Ko Taranaki te maunga  by Rachel Buchanan

Ko Taranaki te maunga

Rachel Buchanan

"In 1881, over 1,500 colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka near the Taranaki coast. Many people were expelled, buildings destroyed, and chiefs Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi were jailed. Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story...

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Patea Maori Club and Dalvanius by performer Patea Maori Club

Patea Maori Club and Dalvanius

performer Patea Maori Club

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Kia ora  by June Pitman-Hayes

Kia ora

June Pitman-Hayes

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

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Te hinga ake a Māui i te ika whenua  by Donovan Bixley

Te hinga ake a Māui i te ika whenua

Donovan Bixley

Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of Maui fishing up North Island! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures will be bright and bring their own level of humour to the book.

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Moon cow  = Te kau me te Marama  by Kyle Mewburn

Moon cow = Te kau me te Marama

Kyle Mewburn

"When Milly the cow looks up at the moon she knows it must be lonely, so she decides to keep it company. The other cows think she's crazy, but Milly continues trying to win the moon's friendship. But this is harder than Milly thinks. After all, how do...

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Mana tohunga  by Kitrina Aroha Aubrey

Mana tohunga

Kitrina Aroha Aubrey

"Spirituality is a natural circle of light. The spirit exists in everyone and everything. It lives in the land, the water and the sky. It connects us to the energy source within us, and binds us with the cascade inside. The source of energy light is ...

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Hapata  by Robyn Belton

Hapata

Robyn Belton

"Herbert was a small dog who lived in Nelson by the sea. Everybody liked him, but the person who loved him most was Tim. One fine day, an excited Herbert set off with Tim's father on a boat, heading for their cottage in the Marlborough Sounds. However,...

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Sport and the New Zealanders  by Greg Ryan

Sport and the New Zealanders

Greg Ryan

". . . those two mighty products of the land, the Canterbury lamb and the All Blacks, have made New Zealand what she is in spite of politicians' claims to the contrary', wrote Dick Brittenden in 1954. `For many in New Zealand, prowess at sport replaces...

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Treasures of Tāne  by Rob Tipa

Treasures of Tāne

Rob Tipa

"This is an accessible guide to native plants of the South Island of New Zealand, traditional Māori uses of them and history and traditions around them. The text describes the characteristic features, natural environment and uses of each plant, liste...

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Pathway of the birds  by Andrew Crowe

Pathway of the birds

Andrew Crowe

"This book casts light on a neglected epoch of world history, one that saw Polynesians expand their territory across the world's largest ocean. Author Andrew Crowe has been collecting the research of a wide range of specialists for many years, assembling...

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Wi Taepa

Wi Taepa

"This exhibition celebrates the life and work of senior Māori clay artist Wi Taepa as it looks back at over 30 years of his art practice. It presents key works from Taepa’s career, sharing the breadth and diversity of his thinking and making. Taepa’s...

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Tarawera and the taniwha  by Graeme Dew

Tarawera and the taniwha

Graeme Dew

"This tale based around the small village of Te Wairoa by the shores of Lake Tarawera, revolves around the life of two children, two taniwha, and the eruption of a great mountain"--Back cover.

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The standing strong house  by Reina Kahukiwa

The standing strong house

Reina Kahukiwa

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.

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Engaging with Māori for success in business  by Shelly Davies

Engaging with Māori for success in business

Shelly Davies

"This handbook promises to raise your awareness of things Māori, providing you with a broad range of insights at a basic level. It’s not iwi-specific or comprehensive, but it is a good foundation, easy to understand, and immediately applicable. It’s...

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Moriori  by Rhys Richards

Moriori

Rhys Richards

"Although they were the last part of the habitable world to receive human residents, the Chatham Islands at 44 degrees south, are windy and wet, but in no way sub-Antarctic. Tradition records that four double-canoes drifted to 'Rekohu', apparently before...

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Heke tangata  by B. H. Easton

Heke tangata

B. H. Easton

"Heke Tangata can broadly be translated as `migration of the people', and in this book economist Brian Easton tracks the major relocations Maori have made into the cities and market economy since 1945. The book's first part provides a narrative of the...

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Mauao  by Tamoe Matire Ngata

Mauao

Tamoe Matire Ngata

Retelling the story of ancestral mountain Mauao in both Te Reo Maori and English.

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Ko Mauao te maunga by Debbie McCauly

Ko Mauao te maunga

Debbie McCauly

The history of Mauao, along with the legend, is one of heartbreak and struggle, but is also one of endurance, strength and unity. Mauao stands guard at the entrance to Te Awanui, the Tauranga Harbour. At over two million years old, he is a tipuna and...

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Huka-piata me ngā para pātiotio  by Geraldine Brophy

Huka-piata me ngā para pātiotio

Geraldine Brophy

"Ko Huka-Piata me te Para-Pātiotio he auaha-whakangahau, ko tāna e takune ai ka kawea te kaupapa o te kaitiakitanga ki ngā tamariki me o rātou whānau. Kua tuhia e Geraldine Brophy mā ngā tamaiti 4-9 te tau. Kua tūria te paki-tiaki-whenua ki Taitā, he...

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Tu tangata

Tu tangata

Explores the Māori art of weaving with Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and her whanau which guides you on a journey of learning and a passion inherited through the need to nurture and retain the arts. Robin Greenberg cleverly weaves her own craft around Erenora's...

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Nanny Mihi and the bellbird  by Melanie Drewery

Nanny Mihi and the bellbird

Melanie Drewery

"Every school holidays the kids go and stay with their nanny in her house by the sea. One morning (for some reason) Nanny Mihi gets the kids up early and they sit on the porch whistling a song until the sun comes up. Then they find out why - a bellbird...

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He kupu tuku iho  by T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) Kāretu

He kupu tuku iho

T. S. (Tīmoti Sam) Kāretu

"This is a book of chapters on key aspects of Māori language and culture authored by two of this country's pre-eminent kaumātua. The authors discuss key cultural concepts (including mana, tapu, wairua, whakapapa, ritual, farewell speeches and Māori humour)...

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Te ringa rehe

Te ringa rehe

"A book celebrating the legacy of Te Arawa master-weaver Emily Rangitiaria Schuster OBE, QSM (1927-1997) … Te Ringa Rehe – The Legacy of Emily Schuster commemorates 20 years since Emily’s passing and recognises the important role she played in the...

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Waka Huia. Kawerau.

Waka Huia. Kawerau.

Waka Huia is an iconic archival documentary series recording the unique stories and histories of Maori for all New Zealanders.

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Māori healing remedies = Rongoā Māori  by Murdoch Riley

Māori healing remedies = Rongoā Māori

Murdoch Riley

"A useful book of time-tested Māori herbal therapies. By quoting the words of many skilled practitioners of the art of herbal medicine, and by describing some of the spiritual practices and karakia associated, the book becomes a useful compendium of ...

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Untold stories from the kaauta  by Maud Davies Cook

Untold stories from the kaauta

Maud Davies Cook

"Stories from the kaauta/kitchen are from the heart of the marae and this exhibition presents korero, interviews, and photographs from kuia and kaumatua from four local marae, Otiria Marae, Kawakawa ; Tau Henare Marae, Pipiwai ; Whakapara Marae, Hikurangi...

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Ko Flit, te Tirairaka Te Rerenga i He  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Ko Flit, te Tirairaka Te Rerenga i He

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Flit the baby fantail is not allowed to fly. Stay here, little Flit. Your wings are not strong enough for flying, say Ma and Pa Fantail. Stay safe inside the nest. But Flit is bored. And hungry. A tasty mozzie lures him out of his nest. I CAN fly,y he...

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Pākehā rambles through Māori land  by J. H. H. (John Henry Herbert) St. John

Pākehā rambles through Māori land

J. H. H. (John Henry Herbert) St. J...

"First published in 1873, Pakeha Rambles Through Maori Lands is an account of life in early colonial New Zealand as seen through the eyes of John H. H. St. John. When St. John arrived in New Zealand, he was twenty-seven years old and a veteran of the...

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Tu by Alien Weaponry (Musical group)

Tu

Alien Weaponry (Musical group)

Debut album from local three-piece thrash metal group Alien Weaponry. Formed by brothers Lewis and Henry de Jong in 2010, their songwriting is complex, developed and highly political. Lewis and Henry are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa descent – they...

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Tu meke Tūī!  by Malcolm Clarke

Tu meke Tūī!

Malcolm Clarke

"Motuhake ana ngā āhua rerekē o Tere Tūī, o Taitū Takahē hoki : tērā ka whai ki te tītakataka me te koromiomio i te rangi, tērā anō ka pai ake ki te ngāeheehe ki te ururua ote ngahere. Tu Meke Tūī, he paki hoahoa, he paki mātātoa, he paki tūhura tonu...

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Ghost South Road  by Scott Hamilton

Ghost South Road

Scott Hamilton

"The Great South Road was built in 1862 to carry a British army into the Waikato Kingdom. When the British invaded the Waikato in 1863, soldiers shared the road with Māori refugees from Auckland. Today the eroding earthen walls of forts and pā and mi...

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The Waikato  by Paul Moon

The Waikato

Paul Moon

From snow to surf, the Waikato is New Zealand's longest river. This fascinating account takes a historical journey along its 425 kilometre length, uncovering extraordinary reports of the people, places and events along its route. Starting from a desolate,...

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Two voyages, one encounter  by David Horry

Two voyages, one encounter

David Horry

"Two Voyages is a fabulously illustrated examination of the tragic first meeting between Maori and Europeans, and the journeys of the people involved. It follows the voyages of the waka Kurahaupo, and of Abel Tasman. It looks at why and how they traveled,...

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Te kōparapara

Te kōparapara

"This book aims to allow the Māori world to speak for itself through an accessible introduction to Māori culture, history and society from an indigenous perspective. In twenty-one illustrated chapters, leading scholars introduce Māori culture (includ...

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Milk!  by Mark Kurlansky

Milk!

Mark Kurlansky

"Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout. According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk;...

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Of course you can! = Ka taea tonu e koe!  by Karen Hinge

Of course you can! = Ka taea tonu e koe!

Karen Hinge

"Jeremy is starting a new school. He is a bit nervous and a lot worried but the children in this class are welcoming. Every time he thinks he can't take part they say 'Of course you can!' and so he plays soccer, joins in the Kapa Haka and even takes part...

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Ngā whetū Matariki whānakotia  by Miriama Kamo

Ngā whetū Matariki whānakotia

Miriama Kamo

"Behind dusty orange hills, where the sky stretches down to the sea, theres a magical, wild, windy place called Te Mata Hapuku. Sam and Te Rerehua love to visit their Grandma and Poua at Te Mata Hapuku (aka Birdlings Flat). They like to collect agate...

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Kayla  by Douglas Mair

Kayla

Douglas Mair

"The image of the small car was a blur as it careered through the driving rain towards the heavier vehicle. The collision was inevitable; the explosive sound of metal on metal; tyres screaming as they locked up and skidded across the wet bitumen and then...

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Weka's waiata  by Nikki Slade-Robinson

Weka's waiata

Nikki Slade-Robinson

Koro and Kuia, the Weka chicks' grandparents, are coming to visit. But how will the Weka chicks greet them? The little Kiwi has a plan.... "--Provided by publisher.

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Hineahuone  by Xoë Hall

Hineahuone

Xoë Hall

Tane Mahuta created the many wonders of nature that surround us today, but humanlife eludes him. As he sculpts the form of a woman from the scared red earth of Papatuanuku, Tane Mahuta can't begin to imagine what he is about to discover and all the beauty...

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Keeping it real  by Makaia Carr

Keeping it real

Makaia Carr

"Inspirational blogger Makaia Carr left school at 16 and was pregnant with her first child a year later. In her own words, she was a 'Maori teen mum from the 'Naki' who others expected to end up on the DPB. Instead she worked her way up through the f...

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Ko kiwi mā  by Ngaere Roberts

Ko kiwi mā

Ngaere Roberts

Written in Te Reo Maori with images of New Zealand flora and fauna, accompanied by a brief sentence using the word. Designed to help babies through to younger children to focus and recognise word shapes and phrases.

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Kiwi Tahi raua ko Kiwi Rua  by Stephanie Thatcher

Kiwi Tahi raua ko Kiwi Rua

Stephanie Thatcher

"Kiwi One and Kiwi Two have been asleep in their burrows all day, and now that it's night time, it's time to play! Soon all the other animals join in the fun, but the breaking of dawn means bedtime for the two little trouble-making kiwi. How will all...

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Being together in place  by Soren C. (Soren Christiansen) Larsen

Being together in place

Soren C. (Soren Christiansen) Larse...

Being Together in Place explores the landscapes that convene Native and non-Native people into sustained and difficult negotiations over their radically different interests and concerns. Grounded in three sites-the Cheslatta-Carrier traditional territory...

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Wāhiao  by Marian Maré

Wāhiao

Marian Maré

"This book traces the history of the Wāhiao people, weaving oral and recorded history to illustrate their relationship with the thermal valley of Te Whakarewarewatanga-o-te-ope-taua-a-Wāhiao. Whakarewarewa is New Zealand's most famous thermal tourist...

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Like moths to the flame?  by Annabel Mikaere

Like moths to the flame?

Annabel Mikaere

"[This volume] explores the extent to which the unique qualities of Ngāti Raukawa thought have survived the encounter with European ideas. It argues that preservation of a distinctive Ngāti Raukawa intellectual tradition is crucial to the long term survival...

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Te whare  by Ngaere Roberts

Te whare

Ngaere Roberts

"Written in Te reo Maori with images of New Zealand culture, accompanied by a brief sentence using the word. Designed to help babies through to younger children to focus and recognise word shapes and phrases. Research has proven that high contrast images...

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Maea te toi ora

Maea te toi ora

In "Maea te Toi Ora: Māori Health Transformations" Māori clinicians and researchers explore the relationship between Māori culture and Māori mental health. The six contributing authors in the collection are Simon Bennett, Mason Durie, Hinemoa Elder, Te...

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Pursuing peace in Godzone

Pursuing peace in Godzone

"This is a book about peace; specifically, the ways that Christian communities have engaged with peacemaking in New Zealand. Following on from Saints and Stirrers, which examined Christian peacemaking and opposition to war in the period from 1814 to 1945,...

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Intro

Intro

"This textbook covers the topics all journalists need to know for a career in journalism in Aotearoa New Zealand. These include finding and writing news, reporting specialist rounds (like politics and sport), radio and TV journalism, media law and ethics....

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Huia come home  by J. Jay Ruka

Huia come home

J. Jay Ruka

"Huia e huia, tangata kotahi! Huia, your destiny is to bring everyone together! Maori proverb Once the sacred guardian of New Zealand's native forests, the huia was a symbol of the land's unique beauty and spirituality. The rare bird's tragic extinction...

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He rau mahara  by author Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

He rau mahara

author Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

"He Rau Mahara, is an acknowledgement to our Ngāi Tahu servicemen who enlisted in the First World War, with many making the ultimate sacrifice, if not while on duty, then certainly on their return. For many survivors, the atrocities exposed to overse...

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Tangaroa's fingernails  by Mike Howell

Tangaroa's fingernails

Mike Howell

A grandfather tells his grandchildren the story, based on Māori mythology, of how the colours got into the pāua shell through the tale of Tangaroa, Māori god of the sea.

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Between worlds  by Anne Salmond

Between worlds

Anne Salmond

"Between Worlds begins with the arrival of Cook's second expedition in 1773 and takes the story through to 1815, with the establishment of the first British missionary settlement in the Bay of Islands.Between Worlds describes Cook's second and third ...

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Two worlds  by Anne Salmond

Two worlds

Anne Salmond

"'Professor Salmond has written a remarkable book. Remarkable for its meticulous research, for its ability to grip the reader's attention; but most of all, remarkable that no-one has done anything quite like it before in the exploration of New Zealan...

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Te Ao Hurihuri  by Aroha Harris

Te Ao Hurihuri

Aroha Harris

"Te Ao Hurihuri: the changing world shows Maori engaged energetically in building and rebuilding their communities through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as Crown policies re-oriented from the acquisition of Maori land to its development. Maori...

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Te Ao Hou New World 1820-1920  by Judith Binney

Te Ao Hou New World 1820-1920

Judith Binney

Te Ao Hou: The New World takes up the increasingly complex history of Maori entwined with Pakeha newcomers from about 1830. As the new world unfolded, Maori independence was hotly contested; Maori held as tightly as they could to their authority over...

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Te ao tawhito  by Atholl Anderson

Te ao tawhito

Atholl Anderson

"Te Ao Tawhito: the old world contemplates Maori origins in the `blue continent', the vast Pacific Ocean across which the earliest ancestors travelled to settle these southernmost Pacific islands. Here they organised into hapu and iwi, adapting tropical...

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Killing te reo Māori  by Paul Moon

Killing te reo Māori

Paul Moon

"Possibly one of the most explosive books on an indigenous language ever published. This book shifts the terms of reference for the field of Maori language studies. Highly controversial but crucial to read." --Publisher description.

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Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori

"This teaching and learning guide was developed to partner with our publication 'Te Reo Māori: He taonga mō ā tātou mokopuna' to support early childhood practitioners with the incorporation of te reo Māori into the daily life in centres"--Page 4.

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Ngā pepeha o te takere nui  by Anaha Hiini

Ngā pepeha o te takere nui

Anaha Hiini

Provides pepeha (short recitations which point out significant features within particular areas of tribal boundaries, and which also denote the prestige of chiefs and traits of kin groups) for each marae within Te Takere Nui (Rotorua district).

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The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga = Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana  by Debbie McCauley

The Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga = Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana

Debbie McCauley

"The story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Tauranga is a fascinating one, told for the first time in this bilibngual picture book. The document arrived in Tauranga after many years of violence and bloodshed had decimated the local population. Just days before...

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Urban Maori  by Bradford- 1966 Haami

Urban Maori

Bradford- 1966 Haami

"The post-1945 migration to the cities by Māori transformed Aotearoa New Zealand forever. Before the Second World War 90% of Māori lived in rural tribal communities; by the mid-1970s almost 80% lived in the cities—perhaps the fastest movement of any ...

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Myths & legends of Aotearoa  by Annie Rae Te Ake Ake

Myths & legends of Aotearoa

Annie Rae Te Ake Ake

A retelling of traditional Maori myths and legends.

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Black flu 1918  by Geoffrey Rice

Black flu 1918

Geoffrey Rice

" Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet...

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A day at the beach  by Donovan Bixley

A day at the beach

Donovan Bixley

"What can you see on a day at the beach? A fun and educational seaside excursion in English and te reo Maori."--Back cover.

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A day at the zoo  by Donovan Bixley

A day at the zoo

Donovan Bixley

"What can you see on a day at the zoo? A fun and engaging collection of all your favourite animals from aroundthe world in English and te reo Maori."--Back cover.

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Waru.

Waru.

"Eight female Māori directors have each contributed a ten minute vignette, presented as a continuous shot in real time, that unfolds around the tangi (funeral) of a small boy (Waru) who died at the hands of his caregiver. The vignettes are all subtly...

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A Māori word a day  by Hēmi Kelly

A Māori word a day

Hēmi Kelly

"A Māori dictionary for all New Zealanders. Through its 365 Māori words, you will learn the following: English translations; word category, notes and background information; Sample sentences, in both te reo Māori and English"--Publisher information.

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Ngāti Kahu

Ngāti Kahu

"This book describes the iwi of Ngāti Kahu through the traditions and histories of each of the sixteen hapū, told by kuia and kaumātua and kept alive for future generations. These include histories of poverty, deprivation and marginalisation at the hands...

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Mataatua wharenui  by Sidney M. Mead

Mataatua wharenui

Sidney M. Mead

"Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away. The story of Mataatua is part of the story of t...

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The Ngātiwai mandate inquiry report. by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

The Ngātiwai mandate inquiry report.

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

The Ngatiwai Mandate Inquiry Report found the Crown breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi when it recognised the mandate of the Ngatiwai Trust Board to negotiate Treaty claims on behalf of iwi in October 2015. The report came after 10 cla...

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Te Urewera. by author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribunal

Te Urewera.

author New Zealand. Waitangi Tribun...

"Volume I contains chapters 1 to 5. The first two chapters describe Te Urewera, and their development over generations as hapu and iwi by the time of substantial contact with Europeans in the 1860s. Chapter 3 looks at the Tūhoe 'constitutional claim',...

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Ever the land.

Ever the land.

"EVER THE LAND explores the sublime bond between people and their land through the landmark design and construction of a unique "Living Building" by one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most passionately independent Maori tribes, Ngai Tuhoe. For 150 years,....

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He kete Whakawaitara

He kete Whakawaitara

"Ko te kete whakawaitara, he kete whakairo. He kete i waihangahia mai i te Whareporahau o Hineteiwaiwa. Ko ngā tuhinga kōrero kai roto i tēneki pukapuka i whaowhia mai ki te kete whakawaitara a Hineteiwaiwa hai whātui i ngā rauhī whakatara ā-rangahau....

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The New Zealand wars  by Philippa Werry

The New Zealand wars

Philippa Werry

"The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand’s history that many people wish they knew more about. The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women an...

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A lifetime behind bars  by Dean Wickliffe

A lifetime behind bars

Dean Wickliffe

"Dean was convicted of murdering, Wellington jeweller, Paul Miet in an armed robbery in 1972. At retrial, 15 years later the charges were reduced to manslaughter, but his life sentence remained, a decision that Dean could not accept. Dean was released...

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Te Haerenga = The journey : towards Waikato Museum = Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

Te Haerenga = The journey : towards Waikato Museum = Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

"This special publication, released to celebrate Waikato Museum's 30th Anniversary in 2017, looks back at the genesis of the modern Waikato Museum and the people and conditions that have shaped its journey. In addition to chronicling the Museum's.....

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Human body!

Human body!

This visual encyclopedia includes 3-D artworks, offering a view of every part of the body from the skull to the heart and lungs to the joints and muscles, taking kids from head to toe. Supporting STEM education initiatives, all the body systems and s...

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Pāhiketepāoro  by Manu Te Awa

Pāhiketepāoro

Manu Te Awa

Players' movements in the game of basketball are depicted.

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Searches for tradition

Searches for tradition

"In Douglas Lilburn's famous address to the 1946 Cambridge Summer School of Music, the composer described his 'search for tradition' in the music of Nw Zealand and spelled out his hopes that a distinctive art music might yet emerge here. Sixty years...

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