Auckland Libraries: Te reo Māori new titles

Te reo Māori new titles

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Discover the latest te reo Māori language books for kids and adults. This list updates when we add new titles to the collection.

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Ngā whetū Matariki whānakotia  by Miriama Kamo

Ngā whetū Matariki whānakotia

Miriama Kamo

Picture book

"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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Ko kiwi mā  by Ngaere Roberts

Ko kiwi mā

Ngaere Roberts

Book

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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Te reo o ngā toi = A Māori language dictionary of the arts.

Te reo o ngā toi = A Māori language dictionary of the arts.

Book

"He pukapuka hei āwhina i te pouako e whakaako ana i ngā kura reo Māori. Kei konei te puna kupu e hāngai ana ki ngā toi, arā, ko toi ataata, ko toi puoro, ko toi rēhia. He rārangi kupu Māori - Ingarahi, Ingarahi - Māori. He whakamārama i te takenga nai...

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Kiwi Tahi raua ko Kiwi Rua  by Stephanie Thatcher

Kiwi Tahi raua ko Kiwi Rua

Stephanie Thatcher

Picture book

"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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Te whare  by Ngaere Roberts

Te whare

Ngaere Roberts

Book

"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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Ka maumahara tonu  by Sharon Holt

Ka maumahara tonu

Sharon Holt

Picture book

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Ngā pepeha o te takere nui  by Anaha Hiini

Ngā pepeha o te takere nui

Anaha Hiini

Book

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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A Māori word a day  by Hēmi Kelly

A Māori word a day

Hēmi Kelly

Book

"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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He kete Whakawaitara

He kete Whakawaitara

Book

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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Hāngi  by Manu Te Awa

Hāngi

Manu Te Awa

Book

Shows how food is cooked in a hāngi.

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Pāhiketepāoro  by Manu Te Awa

Pāhiketepāoro

Manu Te Awa

Book

Players' movements in the game of basketball are depicted.

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Te rito  by Hēni Jacob

Te rito

Hēni Jacob

Book

"Te Rito is the follow-up to Mai te kakano. Retaining the style and format of the earlier book, it offers an extensive range of sayings, vocabulary and example sentences. There are expressions featuring parts of the body, as well as sections on emoti...

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Pūkaki  by Paul Tapsell

Pūkaki

Paul Tapsell

Book

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Ngā puoro ngāhere  by Lindy Kelly

Ngā puoro ngāhere

Lindy Kelly

Book

Jordan learns about Māori musical instruments, including a putorino, hue puruwai, tuaroria and koauau. Includes instructions for making a porotiti.

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He tino taonga  by David Hill

He tino taonga

David Hill

Book

Kei rāwāhi te pāpā o Oscar, he hōia ia. Ahakoa te uaua o te noho tawhiti o tōna pāpā, kei te mōhio pū a Oscar, he tangata mana nui tōna pāpā.

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He whakataki whetū  by Jenny Davis

He whakataki whetū

Jenny Davis

Book

Uses a story format to teach children key messages about road safety including, helmets on tight; look out for sneaky driveways; seat yourself right, buckle in tight, stop look; listen and think. Set against the story back drop of a family celebratin...

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Ngā āhua  by Sharon Holt

Ngā āhua

Sharon Holt

Book

Children identify shapes using song.

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Te tou pīataata o Kuwi  by Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merewether

Te tou pīataata o Kuwi

Katherine Q. (Katherine Quin) Merew...

Picture book

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Te Taiao  by Sharon Holt

Te Taiao

Sharon Holt

Book

"Children express their respect for the natural world in terms of respect for Pamaopatūānuku, Ranginui and atua Māori. Kaitiakitanga is integral to this" -- inside front cover.

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Te tuari kōrero  by Oriini Tipene-Leach

Te tuari kōrero

Oriini Tipene-Leach

Kit

Book describing some types of traditional communication and highlighting changes that have happened, and how this is supported with information communication technologies. The DVD records interviews with hangarau practioners who describe how they use...

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Taonga puoro  by Regan Balzer

Taonga puoro

Regan Balzer

Kit

Book of photographs and information about taonga puoro, emphasizing their importance, with a guide to creating a pūtōrino using traditional tools. The DVD records the conversation of two experts in taonga puoro. Horomona Hora gives an explanation of ...

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He kaupapa para, he kaupapa taiao  by Teanau Tuiono

He kaupapa para, he kaupapa taiao

Teanau Tuiono

Kit

Introduces students to Para Kore, a community organisation that promotes zero waste and helps marae to establish systems to reduce waste through recycling, re-using left-over food, reducing packaging, and composting of waste. On the DVD Para Kore talk...

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He wai kai, he oranga tangata

He wai kai, he oranga tangata

Kit

Book of photographs and information about the signficance of water to Ngāi Tahu, outlining the different issues that impact on waterways, the environment and people. Describes the customary practics of gathering and preserving mahinga kai. The DVD re...

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Whakatūranga toi ataata  by Regan Balzer

Whakatūranga toi ataata

Regan Balzer

Kit

Book featuring installation artwork by ten Māori artists: Ngāhina Hohaia, Reweti Arapere, Liz Grant, Arekatera Maihi, Bridget Reweti, Terri Te Tau, George Nuku, Tracey Tawhiao, Anahera Curtis, Karangawai Marsh. The DVD records interviews with three M...

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Matariki  by Rangi Matamua

Matariki

Rangi Matamua

Book

"In midwinter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration ...

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Te hīkoi a Rūaumoko = Rūaumoko's walk  by Rawiri Andrews

Te hīkoi a Rūaumoko = Rūaumoko's walk

Rawiri Andrews

Book

A story which teaches children about the warning signs of a tsunami, and how to climb a hill for safety following a long earthquake.

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Tahi-rua-toru manu!  by Dave. author Gunson

Tahi-rua-toru manu!

Dave. author Gunson

Picture book

"Racing birds, splashing birds, safari birds and party birds ... Be a bird spotter! A counting book"--Publisher information.

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He kura kāinga  by Kingi Kiriona

He kura kāinga

Kingi Kiriona

Book

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Putiputi kāneihana e  by Peti Nohotima

Putiputi kāneihana e

Peti Nohotima

Book

Putiputi is concerned when her favorite grandson, Meitini, brings Marnie, a Pākehā-looking girl home. The family discusses the issue and Putiputi's concerns. When Marnie and Meitini finally arrive, Marnie and Putiputi have a good talk together, and P...

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He kura te tangata  by Peti Nohotima

He kura te tangata

Peti Nohotima

Book

When 17-year-old Matiu encounters bullying, he must stand up to the bullies - and in doing so, new opportunities open up to him.

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Ngā maunga tohorā = The whale mountains  by Vincent Olsen-Reeder

Ngā maunga tohorā = The whale mountains

Vincent Olsen-Reeder

Book

Tells the story of the whale mountains and the freshwater spring Te Waiū o te Tohorā that are sacred to Ngā Pōtiki.

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Ka hīkoi a Pūtangitangi  by Stephanie Thatcher

Ka hīkoi a Pūtangitangi

Stephanie Thatcher

Picture book

"Pūtangitangi is looking for her friend. What will she do when she finds him? A surprising rhyming story about two playful little ducks"--Publisher information.

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Ngā wira o te pahi   by Donovan Bixley

Ngā wira o te pahi

Donovan Bixley

Picture book

"A Te Reo Māori edition (translated by Ross Calman) of Donovan Bixley's The Wheels on the Bus nursery rhyme book"--Publisher information.

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Te pāmu o koro Meketānara   by Donovan Bixley

Te pāmu o koro Meketānara

Donovan Bixley

Picture book

"Old MacDonald had a farm ... E-I-E-I-O! Children will love to join in and sing along to this much-loved nursery rhyme, now in te reo Māori!"--Publisher information.

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He iti rānei ahau? = Am I small?  by Philipp Winterberg

He iti rānei ahau? = Am I small?

Philipp Winterberg

Book

A picture book tells children that no matter what your size, you are perfect the way you are. Am I small? - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Eventually she finds the surprising answer.

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He iti ranei ahau?  by Philipp Winterberg

He iti ranei ahau?

Philipp Winterberg

Picture book

A picture book tells children that no matter what your size, you are perfect the way you are. Am I small? - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Eventually she finds the surprising answer.

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Ngā āhua = Shapes  by Kitty Brown

Ngā āhua = Shapes

Kitty Brown

Picture book

"Invites readers to find shapes hidden in kiwiana illustrations. Learn another handy simple sentence and the shape of things in both English and Te reo Māori"--Publisher information.

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Te kaute = Counting  by Kitty Brown

Te kaute = Counting

Kitty Brown

Picture book

"Practice your bilingual counting skills with Te Kaute. Have fun finding all our favourite toys in the pīwari pikitia!"--Publisher information.

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Ngā tae = Colours  by Kitty Brown

Ngā tae = Colours

Kitty Brown

Picture book

Insect characters introduce the name of colours to children.

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Te kiore i roto i te whare  by Trish Gray

Te kiore i roto i te whare

Trish Gray

Picture book

A picture book suitable for children 5 - 7 years, written in Te Reo Maori with English translation. It is a simple story about a family trying to catch a mouse. A glossary is also included to help the young readers understand the meaning of the words....

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Ngā mahi tākaro a te Māori = Māori games  by Colin Deed

Ngā mahi tākaro a te Māori = Māori games

Colin Deed

Book

Pocket book of games Maori children may have played in pre-European New Zealand; with photographs and illustrations.

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Tira by Maisey Rika

Tira

Maisey Rika

Music CD

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Supa-heroes  by Robyn Kahukiwa

Supa-heroes

Robyn Kahukiwa

Book

Māui and Hina, the chosen ones, must get back the sacred weapons stolen from the taniwha.

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Ngārara Huarau by Maxine Hemi

Ngārara Huarau

Maxine Hemi

Graphic novel

"This graphic novel in Māori tells the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that travels from Hawke's Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, sea...

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