• Ask that Mountain: The Story of Parihaka New Edition
    Ask that Mountain: The Story of Parihaka New Edition
    ISBN: 9780143010869
    Title: Ask that Mountain: The Story of Parihaka New Edition
    Author: SCOTT DICK

    Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. Taking as their symbol the white feather, the chiefs Te Whiti and Tohu led Parihaka in one of the world's first-recorded campaigns of passive resistance. Maori ploughmen wrote its message across the settlers' pastures, and Maori fencers underlined the point by throwing barriers across the queen's highways. Withstanding repeated military action, the spirit of resistance born at Parihaka kept alive the flame of that supposedly 'dying race', the Maori. ASK THAT MOUNTAIN draws on official papers, settler manuscripts and oral history to give the first complete account of what took place at Parihaka. Now in its ninth edition, this seminal work was in 1995 named by the SUNDAY STAR-TIMES as one of the ten most important books published in New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Maori
    Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Maori
    ISBN: 9781775503286
    Title: Critical Conversations in Kaupapa Maori
    Author: HOSKINS TE KAWEHAU & JONES ALISON (EDS)

    Kaupapa Maori theory and methodology developed over twenty years ago and have since become influential in social research, practice and policy areas. This collection furthers knowledge about kaupapa Maori by examining its effects over the decades, identifying and discussing its conventions and boundaries and reflecting on kaupapa Maori in social and educational research and practice. The collection contains chapters by Brad Coombes, Garrick Cooper, Mason Durie, Carl Mika, Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal, Graham Hingangaroa Smith, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Georgina Stewart and Tamasailau Suaalii-Sauni, along with the collection editors.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Exploring Maori Values
    Exploring Maori Values
    ISBN: 9781877399411
    Title: Exploring Maori Values
    Author: PATTERSON JOHN

    This book, first published in 1992, offers Pakeha New Zealanders an insight into Maori thought and values and the basis for the sort of understanding and partnership that should exist between Pakeha and Maori. It also presents a new perspective from which long-held Pakeha values can be reassessed. John Patterson attempts, as an investigative philosopher, to come to grips with personal, embedded limitations that inform any look into one world-view from the perspective of another. He demonstrates a high degree of empathy with and respect for Maori and the book offers a practical model for engagement with this culture and for greater mutual understanding.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Favourite Maori Legends
    Favourite Maori Legends
    ISBN: 9780947506223
    Title: Favourite Maori Legends
    Author: REED A W

    Maori myths and legends have an important role in transmitting and regenerating traditional knowledge. Yet as Ross Calman points out in his introduction to this new edition, they are also simply great yarns reflective of a time when telling and listening to stories was a key leisure activity in Maorii society. Favourite Maori Legends is an invitation to enjoy over 30 of the most memorable legends, grouped into themes of the spirit world, patupaiarehe (ghosts), taniwha, supernatural creatures, heroes and deeds of daring. Concise yet complete, these gripping stories are enlivened by the timeless illustrations of Roger Hart."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Fish of Maui
    Fish of Maui
    ISBN: 9780143505174
    Title: Fish of Maui
    Author: GOSSAGE PETER

    Maui's jealous brothers don't want him to come fishing with them. Maui is cleverer than they are, however, and not only does he trick them, but he catches the best fish of all.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
    Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
    ISBN: 9781869403904
    Title: Hostile Shores: Catastrophic Events in Prehistoric Nz & Their Impact on Maori Coastal Communities
    Author: MCFADGEN BRUCE

    Evidence from several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, demography, history, and the Maori oral tradition, are combined in this analysis of the many volcanic periods that shaped New Zealand. This authoritative, groundbreaking study examines the consequences on the coastal landscape and its people, from the first Polynesian settlers until European colonization in the 18th century. A study of the wave of tsunamis that struck New Zealand in the 15th century, known as the ""big crunch,"" and precipitated various crises that led to cultural change and much warfare is also included.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture & Economy
    Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture & Economy
    ISBN: 9781877257865
    Title: Ikawai: Freshwater Fishes in Maori Culture & Economy
    Author: MCDOWALL ROBERT M

    This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels), kanakana (lamprey), inanga and k÷kopu were of high importance in the traditional diets of Maori, who were well aware of the places and seasons in which these fish could be harvested. Bob McDowall has made it his life's work to read every word ever written on the subject of Mõori fisheries, from passing references in explorers' diaries, to the significant literary achievements of Elsdon Best and Te Rangi Hiroa in the 1920s, to the recent reports of the Waitangi Tribunal. In Ikawai, all the knowledge on record is connected into a coherent account for the first time, and interpreted in the light of modern scientific knowledge of the fish fauna. As well as being highly informative, Ikawai also serves to illustrate the beauty associated with Mõori fisheries. Bob has amassed an extraordinary collection of photographs of the fish themselves, of the artefacts Mõori customarily used in catching fish, and of artworks by modern Mõori practitioners, some reflecting the many legends and stories associated with fish. He has also unearthed some stunning and highly significant historical images that were hidden away in archives, libraries and photographic collections. This compendium is an essential resource for anyone interested in the lives and livelihood of New Zealand's earliest settlers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
    $130.00
  • Illustrated Maori Myths & Legends
    Illustrated Maori Myths & Legends
    ISBN: 9780143504511
    Title: Illustrated Maori Myths & Legends
    Author: RIKIHANA-HYLAND & PURU

    Queenie Rikihana Hyland here brings together a collection of her favourite Maori myths and legends - from the creation and the ever-popular mischief-making of Maui, to the great love stories of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, and Turongo and Mahinarangi. The stories are brought to life by the vivid illustrations of Patrick puru. Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends is a stunning addition to any bookshelf, be that of a child or an adult. Experience it as part of a group being read to or read it alone - either way the stories and the illustrations will fascinate, interest and intrigue readers of all ages.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Introducing Maori Culture
    Introducing Maori Culture
    ISBN: 9780143010821
    Title: Introducing Maori Culture
    Author: STAFFORD DON

    When was Aotearoa discovered? How was Maori society organised in pre-European times? What is traditional Maori art? How does the Treaty of Waitangi affect us today? History and culture, from the great Polynesian migration to present-day sport and politics, are explored in this introduction to the world of the Maori.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Little Kiwi's Matariki
    Little Kiwi's Matariki
    ISBN: 9781927305201
    Title: Little Kiwi's Matariki
    Author: ROBINSON NIKKI SLADE

    This gentle tale about celebrating Matariki, the Maori New Year, also includes an explanation of Matariki – it's origins, traditions and how it is celebrated today. The constellation is also shown, with the Maori names for each star. The text contains some simple words in Te Reo Maori alongside the English equivalent.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Maori Art & Design: Weaving Painting Carving & Architecture
    Maori Art & Design: Weaving Painting Carving & Architecture
    ISBN: 9781869662448
    Title: Maori Art & Design: Weaving Painting Carving & Architecture
    Author: PAAMA-PENGELLY JULIE

    For early Maori, art was inseparable from daily life, whether it was the pattern on a sculpted spade handle or the magnificently carved prow of a war canoe. Julie Paama-Pengelly traces the evolution of art and design in historic Maori culture and brings that art to life, focusing on four major disciplines: * Weaving and fibre arts: includes tukutuku, kitemaking, basketry, netting and clothing * Painting and pigmentation: includes rock drawing and painting wooden objects * Sculpture and carving: includes stone, bone, wood carving and patterning * Architecture and structural arts: includes villages, storage and meeting houses, burial structures and bone containers. Chapters review the various art forms within each discipline and identify the source elements. Illustrated tables outline development periods, design conventions, and common figurative elements and motifs that distinguish Maori art and design. This book will be of great interest to readers who are new to the subject as well as to students and experts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Maori Carving: The Art of Preserving Maori History
    Maori Carving: The Art of Preserving Maori History
    ISBN: 9781775501916
    Title: Maori Carving: The Art of Preserving Maori History

    This photograph-rich book shows and describes the process of carving, covering the types of materials and tools used, the carving strokes and surface patterns and different regional styles. It shows the range of items carved from meeting houses to musical instruments, waka or canoes, storehouses, weapons and ceremonial items, such as boxes and staffs, and gives detailed information on the carving of wharenui or meeting houses - the epitome of the carver's art. Information is given on how to read and understand a carving, looking in depth at parts of carvings and what to look for in elements such as the head, arms and hands of figures and the surface patterns used. The patterns and body styles are described and accompanied by detailed photographs that make identification of the elements easy. This is part of a series of four books on aspects of Maori culture. The others are: Geothermal Treasures: Maori Living with Heat and Steam; Maori Weaving: The Art of Creating Maori Textiles; and Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Maori in Aotearoa NZ: Understanding the Culture, Protocols, & Customs
    Maori in Aotearoa NZ: Understanding the Culture, Protocols, & Customs
    ISBN: 9781869663988
    Title: Maori in Aotearoa NZ: Understanding the Culture, Protocols, & Customs
    Author: MIKAERE BUDDY

    Starting with the beaching of his Mataatua Bay of Plenty ancestral canoe, Buddy Mikaere provides a highly readable historical overview of Maori in New Zealand and goes on to examine the impact of a changing urban world on the traditional way of life. He describes the renaissance of Maori culture and the revival of language and traditions that were nearly lost to the past. The importance of marae and community, with tribal structure still evident in the settlement of Maori Treaty of Waitangi claims, the vitality of kapa haka and waka ama for Maori youth, the art of ta moko tattooing - all of these modern manifestations of culture are discussed and reviewed. Customs observed in formal situations, where people meet and greet one another, and at the marae where they come together to communicate and share hospitality, is described in detail, as is the tradition of burial. Photographs drawn from various sources, both historical and current, give a vivid impression of Maori traditions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Maori Markings: Ta Moko
    Maori Markings: Ta Moko
    ISBN: 9780642334800
    Title: Maori Markings: Ta Moko
    Author: MARSDEN SUSAN & RUSSELL ROSLYN

    "The practice of ta moko, and the wearing of moko, was considered an art form of a bygone day for the most part of the twentieth century, as casualty of Aotearoa New Zealand's colonial past. However, this unique Pacific art is enjoying a revival. Its embers fanned back to life by modern practitioners in the 1980s, it has once again become a powerful form of Maori cultural expression, identity and unity. In a first for Australia, 'Maori markings: te moko' looks at not only the history of this living, breathing art of our region but also shares stories of today's proud moko wearers and practitioners"--Foreword.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Maori Meeting House: Introducing the Whare Whakairo
    Maori Meeting House: Introducing the Whare Whakairo
    ISBN: 9780994104151
    Title: Maori Meeting House: Introducing the Whare Whakairo
    Author: SKINNER DAMIAN

    This all-new guide to the whare whakairo, or decorated Maori meeting house, covers every aspect of these treasures--their history and evolution, structure and art forms, and symbolism and cultural significance. Generously illustrated with more than a hundred intriguing historical and contemporary photographs, and containing dozens of diagrams and a helpful glossary, the book clearly illustrates the parts, and the arts, of the whare whakairo with reference to numerous historical and contemporary meeting houses from all over Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. In an accessible and engaging text, author Damian Skinner brings together existing scholarship on whare whakairo with his own reflections as an art historian and curator and the voices of many carvers, artists, architects, writers, experts, and iwi to give every reader new ways of seeing these taonga. Equal parts informative history, personal essay, and illustrated guidebook, "The Maori Meeting House" makes an important contribution to contemporary discussions about indigenous art history and taonga Maori.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Maori Myth & Legend
    Maori Myth & Legend
    ISBN: 9780143565475
    Title: Maori Myth & Legend
    Author: REED A W

    The Maori have a rich and colourful tradition of myth and legend many of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic, bestselling book. Written with the general reader in mind, the stories range from the creation of the world and the coming of life, death and knowledge. They incorporate the great god Tane, Maui who tamed the sun, the woman on the moon, monsters, fairies, wondrous birds and moving mountains.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Maori Myths & Legendary Tales
    Maori Myths & Legendary Tales
    ISBN: 9781877246104
    Title: Maori Myths & Legendary Tales
    Author: REED A W & TURNER DENNIS

    This book was first published in 1946 as Myths and Legends of Maoriland, and subsequently reprinted four times before the second edition was published in 1958, followed by the third edition in 1961. It went on to become one of New Zealand's most recognised books of the genre, winning an Esther Glen medal for the best children's book in 1947, and enjoyed considerable popularity in London, New York and Australia. This new edition retains the work of illustrator Dennis Turner and is presented with a stunning new cover based on the 'Rangi and Papa' mural, by highly acclaimed artist Cliff Whiting, which now hangs in the Beehive in Wellington.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Maori Place Names - Their Meanings & Origins
    Maori Place Names - Their Meanings & Origins
    ISBN: 9780947506087
    Title: Maori Place Names - Their Meanings & Origins
    Author: REED A W

    Pronounce and understand Maori place names with the new fourth edition of Reed¿s classic guide to meanings and origins of names across New Zealand. Updated and with maps showing principal names, the new Maori Place Names also reproduces the beautiful illustrations from the original 1950 edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Maori Tribes of NZ: New Edition
    Maori Tribes of NZ: New Edition
    ISBN: 9781869539900
    Title: Maori Tribes of NZ: New Edition
    Author: TE ARA

    A guide to the main Maori tribes written especially for visitors and students, combining great photos of scenic New Zealand with maps, Maori art and history. Written by New Zealand's top Maori historians, this is a perfect compact guidebook to the tribes of New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Maori Weaving: The Art of Creating Maori Textiles
    Maori Weaving: The Art of Creating Maori Textiles
    ISBN: 9781775501923
    Title: Maori Weaving: The Art of Creating Maori Textiles
    Author: ...

    "Since their ancestors arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand and discovered the useful properties of harakeke (New Zealand flax), Maori have used flax leaves to create baskets, mats, housing materials, clothing and cords, ropes and fishing nets. In weaving and the patterns used, Maori record their histories and stories, passing on their culture, genealogy, values and beliefs, weaving together people and communities"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture
    Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture
    ISBN: 9781775501947
    Title: Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture
    Author: ...

    Step-by-step guide to a powhiri, or welcome ceremony, showing and describing what happens, the people involved, what they do, and the values and understandings underpinning the ceremony. There is also a close look at the outside and inside of a wharenui, or meeting house, showing each of the elements and features that make it up. Maori cultural concepts are explained and discussed and a glossary of Maori terms is provided

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Matariki #6 Te Reo Singalong
    Matariki #6 Te Reo Singalong
    ISBN: 9780995111677
    Title: Matariki #6 Te Reo Singalong
    Author: HOLT SHARON

    At last, a new Matariki picture book for teachers, parents and children to enjoy during Maori New Year celebrations in May/June.
    The newest book in the popular award winning Te Reo Singalong series follows a family through their Matariki celebrations over the course of a day.
    The family wakes at dawn to see the Matariki star cluster and the book takes the family as visitors arrive for a traditional Matariki feast.
    As the evening draws in, the children create their own stars using sparklers.
    Each Te Reo Singalong book includes a song CD, English translation, guitar chords and extension ideas. This book also includes information about Matariki.
    The song CD makes the book easy for everyone to enjoy and the simple, repetitive sentence structure in this book teaches the phrase "I like the...".
    You will love the gorgeous illustrations and the beautiful song.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau
    Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau
    ISBN: 9781775503262
    Title: Matariki: Te Whetu Tapu o te Tau
    Author: MATAMUA RANGI

    In mid-winter, 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 coincides with a growing interest in M?ori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include: What is Matariki? Why did M?ori observe Matariki? How did M?ori traditionally celebrate Matariki? When and how should Matariki be celebrated? Based on research and interviews with M?ori experts, this book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in our modern society.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Matariki: The Maori New Year
    Matariki: The Maori New Year
    ISBN: 9780143010180
    Title: Matariki: The Maori New Year
    Author: HAKARAIA LIBBY


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Moko: Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century
    Moko: Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century
    ISBN: 9781869539078
    Title: Moko: Maori Tattooing in the 20th Century
    Author: KING MICHAEL & FRIEDLANDER MARTI

    Moko is written by Michael King, one of New Zealand's most celebrated historians, and photographed by Marti Friedlander, one of the country¿s most eminent photographers. One of New Zealand's iconic books, originally published in 1972, it was a milestone in New Zealand publishing. Maori subject matter was not thought to be of interest to the New Zealand public at that time, and the author and photographer were relative unknowns--Moko was their first book. To research this book, King and Friedlander travelled thousands of kilometres through the hinterland of New Zealand to find and speak with those who were tattooed, or with people who had first-hand knowledge of the custom. It is also the story of the last generation of Maori women who wore the traditional moko. Marti Friedlander's photographs illustrate with skill and compassion the moko itself, the women who wore it and the environments in which they lived.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Museums & Maori Heritage Professionals Indigenous Collections Current Practice
    Museums & Maori Heritage Professionals Indigenous Collections Current Practice
    ISBN: 9781877385704
    Title: Museums & Maori Heritage Professionals Indigenous Collections Current Practice
    Author: MCCARTHY CONAL

    For centuries, Maori treasures, or taonga, have been some of the most prized, popular and precious objects held in museums around the world. From Te Maori to Te Papa and beyond, initiatives in Aotearoa New Zealand over the last 30 years have continued to provide new models for museums around the world. With this has changed the role of museum staff who face new challenges in collecting, caring for and exhibiting the taonga of the Maori people in partnership with iwi (tribes) as well as developments involving the repatriation of human remains, the opening of cultural centres, and debates over identity, cultural property and heritage management. How do museum professionals deal with the indigenous objects in their care from day to day? How do they engage on a practical level with tribal communities? How do museums structure themselves to meet the needs of visitors as well as these communities? For the first time ever, Museums and M'ori answers these questions. Using practical examples and the voices of the indigenous professionals and community representatives who have transformed museum practice in New Zealand over the past three decades, this all-new book provides an up-to-the-minute snapshot of New Zealand museums today across the whole range of museum work: mission and governance, management and staffing, collection care and management, exhibition development, education and public programmes, research and training. Ground-breaking initiatives - and their legacies - are revealed through interviews, policy documents, images and observations of professionals at work in museums ranging from the national museum Te Papa to the tiniest regional galleries. Museums and Maori addresses a major gap in the literature and a yawning gulf in professional training, making it indispensible as a reader for students, a handbook for professionals and a critical study relevant to the academic fields of museum and heritage studies, anthropology, art history, cultural studies, history, indigenous studies, and development studies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Nga Manu Tukutuku E Whitu O Matariki
    Nga Manu Tukutuku E Whitu O Matariki
    ISBN: 9781775433057
    Title: Nga Manu Tukutuku E Whitu O Matariki
    Author: MCCLINTOCK CALICO

    It was deep mid-winter and all through the village preparations were being made to farewell the old year and greet the new. For the first time ever, the seventh little sister, Ururangi, was big enough to make her own celebration kite. But when the seven sisters take the finished kites to fly them, the east wind whips them all away into the sky ¿ where they now appear as the stars of Matariki to welcome the Maori new year. Carole Prentice has created an imaginative new myth to tell the Matariki story Written in a traditional style, this story will be a welcome addition to the limited Matariki resouces Delightfully illustrated in swirling colour by Dominique Ford Translated into Maori

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna: the Sayings of the Ancestors
    Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna: the Sayings of the Ancestors
    ISBN: 9780864734624
    Title: Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna: the Sayings of the Ancestors
    Author: MEAD HIRINI MOKO

    This collection contains over 2500 'pepeha', or 'sayings of the ancestors', that were gathered and compiled from all over New Zealand over a 20-year period. More than just proverbs, 'pepeha' include charms, witticisms, figures of speech, and boasts, and they are featured in the formal speeches heard every day on the 'marae' and in the oral literature handed down from past generations. These expressions provide a rich source of vocabulary, using metaphor and an economy of words to show language that enriches the Maori of today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Ngoingoi Pewhairangi: A Remarkable Life
    Ngoingoi Pewhairangi: A Remarkable Life
    ISBN: 9781775503484
    Title: Ngoingoi Pewhairangi: A Remarkable Life
    Author: KA'AI TANIA

    "Ngoingoi Pwhairangi was a highly respected leader from Te Whnau-a-Ruataupare at Tokomaru Bay who was passionate about the revitalisation and flourishing of the Mori world. She actively introduced initiatives in education, language and the arts and was a Mori leader of note, receiving a QSM for her services to Mori. She is also widely remembered for her beautiful song compositions, which are performed today. This biography describes her considerable achievements across many areas, her work for others, her humility and perseverance, and it brings her to life through stories from her peers, former students and family"--Publisher information.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Poroporoaki / to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Delarosa
    Poroporoaki / to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Delarosa
    ISBN: 9780994134509
    Title: Poroporoaki / to the Lord My God: Weaving the Via Delarosa
    Author: GILDEA ANAHERA

    Poroporoaki is, as the subtitle suggests, a response to Colin McCahon’s paintings that are, in turn a response to the death of poet James K. Baxter. In this rich poem up-and-coming writer Anahera Gildea takes these threads and weaves them into a vivid Maori cultural context. The result is powerful, emotional and beautiful.

    This exquisitely produced hand-bound book is available in a first edition of 150 hand-numbered copies. It is bound with hemp and flax-linen thread, and features a fly-leaf insert of hand-made harakeke (New Zealand flax) paper.

    Anahera Gildea (Ngati Raukawa-ki-Te-Tonga, Kai Tahu, Te Ati Awa, Ngati Toa, Ngai Te Rangi) is a Wellington-based writer who has had her poems and short stories published in a variety of journals. She recently completed the Masters of Creative Writing at Victoria University of Wellington and is currently finishing her first novel.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Rona & the Moon
    Rona & the Moon
    ISBN: 9780143505679
    Title: Rona & the Moon
    Author: GOSSAGE PETER

    Rona is charged with the important task of making food ready for her family when they return from a fishing trip. As night falls, she uses the moon to light her way. But when the moon slides behind a cloud she becomes angry and a curse sprays from her mouth. The moon does not take her curse lightly . . .


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Taming the Sun Four Maori Myths
    Taming the Sun Four Maori Myths
    ISBN: 9781869790349
    Title: Taming the Sun Four Maori Myths
    Author: BISHOP GAVIN

    Written and illustrated by well-known children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, Taming the Sun contains four stories, including two well-known legends (Maui And The Sun and Maui And The Big Fish) and two less well-known legends (Rona And The Moon and Kahu The Taniwha). Aimed at children with reading ages 3-7 years, these myths are simply and yet elegantly written. Gavin's characteristic sense of humour is evident in all of the stories; and while each story is exciting and often a little bit scary, they are resolved beautifully. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children. The illustrations are stunning - the different colour palette for each story and the strong mix of techniques create bold and beautiful images that integrate with the words in a powerful and meaningful way. Taming the Sun is an imaginative, fresh and much-needed addition to the picture book genre, which takes traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators. SHORT-LISTED FOR NZ POST CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS 2005

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matariki
    Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matariki
    ISBN: 9781775434139
    Title: Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matariki
    Author: PITMAN-HAYES JUNE

    Tawhirimatea, blow winds blow,
    Ra, warm us up with your sunshine glow.
    Papatuanuku, we plant seeds in you.
    Ua, rain, helps new life come through . . .
    Sing along to this catchy Matariki song celebrating Earth, sky, seasons and whanau. It’s our very own
    Aotearoa, from forest to seashore, dawn light to starry night.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Te Ao Tawhito: The Old World 3000 BC- AD 1830
    Te Ao Tawhito: The Old World 3000 BC- AD 1830
    ISBN: 9781988533353
    Title: Te Ao Tawhito: The Old World 3000 BC- AD 1830
    Author: ANDERSON ATHOLL

    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 ways to life in a huge but temperate land, building communities and developing cultures. Early European visitors observed Maori society and changed it too, as more and more Europeans arrived, then stayed. Drawn from the landmark publication, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History (2014), Te Ao Tawhito tells the great origin narrative of Maori history from 3000 BC-AD 1830.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Te Hei Tiki: An Enduring Treasure in a Cultural Continuum
    Te Hei Tiki: An Enduring Treasure in a Cultural Continuum
    ISBN: 9780995103146
    Title: Te Hei Tiki: An Enduring Treasure in a Cultural Continuum
    Author: AUSTIN DOUGAL

    Of all Maori personal adornments, the human figure pendants known as hei tiki are the most highly prized and culturally iconic. This book showcases photographs of a large selection of hei tiki, most from the taonga Maori collection at Te Papa. The collection of over 270 hei tiki is the largest in New Zealand and very likely the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Te Koparapara: An Introduction to the Maori World
    Te Koparapara: An Introduction to the Maori World
    ISBN: 9781869408671
    Title: Te Koparapara: An Introduction to the Maori World
    Author: DUNCAN SUZANNE & LEONI GIANNA & REILLY MICHAEL

    Ka rite te kopara e ko nei i te ataIt is like a bellbird singing at dawn.Like the clear morning song of te koparapara, the bellbird, this book aims to allow the Maori world to speak for itself through an accessible introduction to Maori culture, history and society from an indigenous perspective. In twenty-one illustrated chapters, leading scholars introduce Maori culture (including tikanga on and off the marae and key rituals like powhiri and tangihanga), Maori history (from the beginning of the world and the waka migration through to Maori protest and urbanisation in the twentieth century), and Maori society today (including twenty-first century issues like education, health, political economy and identity). Each chapter provides a descriptive narrative covering the major themes, written in accessible formal English, including appropriate references to te reo Maori and to the wider Pacific. Chapters are illustrated with a mixture of images, maps and diagrams as well as relevant songs and sayings.Te Koparapara is an authoritative and accessible introduction to the past, present and future of the Maori world for students and general readers.Ko te manu kai i te miro nona te ngahere, ko te manu kai i te matauranga nona te ao.The bird that feasts on miro tree berries belongs to the bush, the bird that feasts on knowledge belongs to the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Te Kuia Moko: The Last Tattooed Maori Women
    Te Kuia Moko: The Last Tattooed Maori Women
    ISBN: 9780947506773
    Title: Te Kuia Moko: The Last Tattooed Maori Women
    Author: SANGL HARRY

    Te Kuia Moko is a taonga recording 34 Maori 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. Biographies of the women are printed substantially as they spoke them, supplemented by essays by Merimeri Penfold and D.R. Simmons. The records are accompanied by black-and-white sketches of the kuia¿s moko ¿ complementing the beautiful, full colour paintings.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Te Mahi Kete Maori Flaxwork For Beginners
    Te Mahi Kete Maori Flaxwork For Beginners
    ISBN: 9780143011033
    Title: Te Mahi Kete Maori Flaxwork For Beginners
    Author: PENDERGRAST MICK

    Anyone can learn to make a plaited kete, one of the oldest and most popular of Māori art forms, from the leaves of New Zealand flax (phormium tenax). Te Mahi Kete gives detailed, step-by-step instructions, illustrated with numerous line drawings and black-and-white photographs, for preparing the flax and plaiting two simple types of kete. It also shows variations in technique for starting and finishing, making the handles and incorporating a decorative pattern.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Te Marae: A Guide to Customs & Protocol
    Te Marae: A Guide to Customs & Protocol
    ISBN: 9780143202424
    Title: Te Marae: A Guide to Customs & Protocol
    Author: TAUROA PAT & HIWI

    This book is an invaluable introduction to Maori protocol for Pakehas. Hiwi and Pat Tauroa outline the sequence of events when visitors arrive at the gates of a marae and ends with their departure, with appropriate behaviour being described at each stage. First published in 1986 - now reprinted by Penguin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Te Toi Whakairo: Art of Maori Carving
    Te Toi Whakairo: Art of Maori Carving
    ISBN: 9780947506377
    Title: Te Toi Whakairo: Art of Maori Carving
    Author: MEAD HIRINI MOKO

    Wood carving is one of the supreme expressions of New Zealand identity. Beginning with carving's mythical origins, Te Toi Whakairo explores the evolution of styles and techniques through the four main artistic periods to the present day, and provides detailed explanations of carving styles in different parts of the country, using examples from meeting houses and leading artists. Later chapters delve into the main structures, forms and motifs, and the role of the woodcarver, and explore the status of the art in contemporary New Zealand. Practical guidance is given for use of materials, tools, techniques, surface and background decoration, the human figure, and carving poupou.
    Published: December 2015

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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