• Acanthus Foiled Journal: William Morris
    Acanthus Foiled Journal: William Morris
    ISBN: 9781783613434
    Title: Acanthus Foiled Journal: William Morris

    Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features one of William Morris's most striking textile designs, Acanthus.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Ara Mai He Tetekura Visioning Our Futures New & Emerging Pathways of Maori Academic Leadership
    Ara Mai He Tetekura Visioning Our Futures New & Emerging Pathways of Maori Academic Leadership
    ISBN: 9781877578601
    Title: Ara Mai He Tetekura Visioning Our Futures New & Emerging Pathways of Maori Academic Leadership
    Author: WHITINUI PAUL ET AL

    With less than 2 per cent of the total Mori population holding a doctorate, the need for Mori leadership planning in academia has never been greater. The purpose of this book is to present the experiences of new and emerging Mori academics as a guide for others aspiring to follow. In 2010 Professor Sir Mason Durie oversaw the creation of the Te Manu Ao Academy at Massey University, designed to advance Mori academic leadership. In partnership with Ng Pae o te Mramatanga, the course looked to develop participants thinking around effective leadership principles, values and ideas. This book grew from that programme, in response to the need to create the space for new and emerging Mori academic leaders to speak openly about what leadership means both personally and professionally.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Arohanui: Revenge of the Fey
    Arohanui: Revenge of the Fey
    ISBN: 9781775501664
    Title: Arohanui: Revenge of the Fey
    Author: PEARSE-OTENE HELEN

    Part of The Matawehi Fables series, this graphic novel is a story of two hostile tribes: one thriving, the other starving and forced to enter into a hard bargain to survive. In the midst of the conflict, two lovers from opposing tribes, Kahu and Kuratawhiti, plan to bring their warring tribes together through their marriage. But tragedy looms as Kahu defends his beloved Kuratawhiti against his treasured sister, Mira, who unleashes a lifetime of rage on Kuratawhiti and her people...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Arohanui: Te Utu a Ngai Parehe
    Arohanui: Te Utu a Ngai Parehe
    ISBN: 9781775501909
    Title: Arohanui: Te Utu a Ngai Parehe
    Author: PEARSE-OTENE HELEN

    "A story of two hostile tribes: one thriving, the other starving and forced to enter into a hard bargain to survive. In the midst of the conflict, two lovers from opposing tribes, Kahu and Kuratawhiti, plan to bring their warring tribes together through their marriage. But tragedy looms as Kahu defends his beloved Kuratawhiti against his treasured sister, Mira, who unleashes a lifetime of rage on Kuratawhiti and her people"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Being Maori-chinese: Mixed Identities
    Being Maori-chinese: Mixed Identities
    ISBN: 9781869403997
    Title: Being Maori-chinese: Mixed Identities
    Author: IP MANYING


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bone Carving: A Skillbase of Techniques & Concepts
    Bone Carving: A Skillbase of Techniques & Concepts
    ISBN: 9780143009979
    Title: Bone Carving: A Skillbase of Techniques & Concepts
    Author: MYHRE STEPHEN

    Bone carving is as old as civilisation itself. Even some of the oldest bone artifacts have decorative features that are clearly not necessary for their functional nature, showing that there have been complex cultural aspects to the carving of bone since earliest times. The first settlers of Aotearoa brought with them the skills of bone carving, both for items of personal adornment and for the manufacture of tools such as fish-hooks. These skills have been passed on, incorporating various cultural adaptations, to the present day. In Bone Carving, Stephen Myhre has drawn with great sensitivity on techniques and styles of carving from a wide range of Pacific cultures, but particularly Maori. The result is a superb practical handbook for anyone embarking upon this rapidly growing craft. The book provides what the author calls a 'skillbase' - a reliable set of practices and attitudes that can successfully produce bone carvings of great functional and aesthetic beauty. Bone Carving describes and illustrates the materials, tools and techniques, explaining every stage from roughing out to final polishing and mounting, in a clear, strongly personalised style. The author stresses throughout the importance of good design and the development of patience as parts of the skillbase - and the need for integrity. The carver, he says, should respect the old traditions and be sensitive to the cultural significance of the forms being used. Bone Carving is thus both a practical and a spiritual guide.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Carved Histories Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Carving
    Carved Histories Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Carving
    ISBN: 9781869404260
    Title: Carved Histories Rotorua Ngati Tarawhai Carving
    Author: NEICH ROGER

    Covering the Ngati Tarawhai carvers' distinctive style from pre-European times to the present day, this account presents a vivid analysis of Maori woodcarving. As the most prolific school of their kind in New Zealand, the Ngati Tarawhai& have played a critical role in the development and survival of this particular art form. Spanning from the end of the New Zealand wars to the beginning of "tourist art," this chronicle explores their creations, outlining the relationships between the carvers and their Maori patrons. Biographies of Ngati Tarawhai artists and a list of all known carvings are also included.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Carver & the Artist Maori Art in the Twentieth Century
    Carver & the Artist Maori Art in the Twentieth Century
    ISBN: 9781869403737
    Title: Carver & the Artist Maori Art in the Twentieth Century
    Author: SKINNER DAMIAN

    Damian Skinner is an up-and-coming, highly regarded art historian. He has a Bright Futures FORST Scholarship and is currently preparing a biography of master carver Lyonel Grant while completing a PhD on Maori art of the 1950s and 1960s. Damian has been published in Art Asia Pacific, Art NZ, Landfall and other journals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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
  • Daniels Matariki Feast
    Daniels Matariki Feast
    ISBN: 9781877378911
    Title: Daniels Matariki Feast
    Author: BEYER REBECCA & WELLINGTON LINLEY

    Daniel is nervous on his first day at school but through the class activities that mark the Matariki Festival he learns that it is a time of remembering, of sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Maori New Year. DANIEL'S MATARIKI FEAST is beautifully illustrated by one of our best-known and award-winning artists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • E Ngaa Uri Whakatupu - Weaving Legacies: Dame Rangimarie Hetet & Diggeress Te Kanawa
    E Ngaa Uri Whakatupu - Weaving Legacies: Dame Rangimarie Hetet & Diggeress Te Kanawa
    ISBN: 9780473326036
    Title: E Ngaa Uri Whakatupu - Weaving Legacies: Dame Rangimarie Hetet & Diggeress Te Kanawa
    Author: TE AWEKOTUKU NGAHUIA

    E Nga Uri Whakatupu is a tribute to the life achievements of Dame Rangimarie Hetet (1892 – 1995) and her daughter Diggeress Te Kanawa (1920 -2009), (Ngaati Maniapoto, Ngaati Kinohaku) tohunga of mahi raranga whatu (traditional Maaori weaving experts).

    These remarkable women are acknowledged as New Zealand’s finest traditional Maaori weavers. Their generosity of spirit and passion for the revival of Maaori women’s arts gave new life to traditional Maaori weaving in Aotearoa.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Eternal Thread Te Aho Mutunga Kore: the Art of Maori Weaving
    Eternal Thread Te Aho Mutunga Kore: the Art of Maori Weaving
    ISBN: 9781869691615
    Title: Eternal Thread Te Aho Mutunga Kore: the Art of Maori Weaving
    Author: EVANS MIRIAMA & NGARIMU RANUI

    This is a beautifully presented book featuring some stunning images and concise accounts of the concepts and values of traditional and contempoary Maori weaving. Featuring some of New Zealands foremost Maori expert weavers, The Eternal Thread: The Art of Maori Weaving celebrates innovation and development of weaving and plaiting as art forms in modern times while acknowledging the technology developed by weavers through the past centuries.

    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: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
  • Fire that Kindles Hearts: Ten Maori Scholars
    Fire that Kindles Hearts: Ten Maori Scholars
    ISBN: 9781927242889
    Title: Fire that Kindles Hearts: Ten Maori Scholars
    Author: KATENE SELWYN ED

    In Fire that Kindles Hearts, eminent Maori scholars talk
    about what shaped them — and discuss issues they face today. What is Maori scholarship? What does it offer? Why is it important? Today Maori are entering tertiary education
    institutions in increasing numbers, but how is the academic
    world responding? In this book, ten Maori professors address these and other key questions, and explain how they balance their roles as academics with their obligations to whanau, iwi, communities, Aotearoa and the world.
    Maori scholarship focuses on participation and
    accomplishment in the Maori world and being responsible
    global citizens. Scholars also have to be excellent teachers,
    researchers and administrators. They are role models,
    mentoring and supporting other Maori staff and students.
    Advances in Maori academic achievement owe much
    to these men and women and others like them. They are
    torchbearers, visionaries, creating a legacy from which we can all draw inspiration and strength.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 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
  • Fred Graham: Creator of Forms, Te Tohunga Auaha
    Fred Graham: Creator of Forms, Te Tohunga Auaha
    ISBN: 9781775501343
    Title: Fred Graham: Creator of Forms, Te Tohunga Auaha
    Author: DE JONG MARIA GRAHAM FRED

    This comprehensive survey of the art of Fred Graham details the artist's life from his childhood in the Waikato to his career as a sculptor. Fred Graham is a leading figure in New Zealand's art world. He began as an art teacher, and since 1984, he has been a full-time sculptor, producing a wealth of work and having sell-out exhibitions. His work is displayed in public spaces in New Zealand and several Pacific Rim countries. This book is richly illustrated with photographs of the artworks by award-wining photographer Geoff Dale, and it includes essays by Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Professor Robert Jahnke and Dr Jill Smith that discuss Fred Graham's work in the context of New Zealand art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780143009931
    Title: Fun With Flax: 50 Projects for Beginners
    Author: PENDERGRAST MICK

    These 50 interesting and entertaining projects are designed to teach beginners the basic skills of the Maori craft of plaiting. Fun with Flax shows how to make items ranging from a simple windmill, a dart and a whistle to more complex puzzles, balls, birds, fish and even a caterpillar. Each project is described one step at a time with easy-to-follow line drawings and instructions. All are fun and will delight children and adults with their ingenuity, their beauty and the amusement they provide. This book is ideal for kohanga reo, playcentres, kindergartens, Maori crafts groups and New Zealand homes. It aims not only to teach the skills of plaiting to young New Zealanders but also to nurture a new generation of flaxworkers. Mick Pendergrast first became interested in plaiting and other Maori crafts while teaching in small communities in the East Cape area. He has spent time as a VSA teacher in the Solomon Islands and on the remote Polynesian outlier of Tikopia, and has worked in a number of New Zealand's major museums. He is the author of Te Mahi Kete: Maori Basketry for Beginners, Feathers and Fibre, a catalogue of the first major exhibition of Maori flaxcrafts, of which he was the curator, and Raranga Whakairo, a collection of plaiting patterns.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Geothermal Treasures: Maori Living With Heat & Steam
    Geothermal Treasures: Maori Living With Heat & Steam
    ISBN: 9781775501930
    Title: Geothermal Treasures: Maori Living With Heat & Steam

    "Natural geothermal phenomena - geysers, hot springs and mud pools - have drawn people to the thermal region of New Zealand for years. Locals and tourists are captivated by the beauty and magic of bubbling mud, steam and hot water gushing from the earth. New Zealand's world-class geothermal resource is a source of energy, a tourist attraction and a treasure of great historical, cultural, spiritual and economic importance for Maori. In this book, Maori traditional stories, understandings and history stand alongside geothermal science in an exploration of the thermal phenomena of the Volcanic Plateau. Beautiful photographs show the hot pools, rising steam, geysers, bubbling mud and thermal formations that visitors see, and the text provides information about the natural history of the area, its formation and its significance to Maori. This is part of a series of four books on aspects of Maori culture. The others are: Maori Carving: The Art of Preserving Maori History; Maori Weaving: The Art of Creating Maori Textiles; and Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture"--Publisher information.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Giant of Lake Wakatipu
    Giant of Lake Wakatipu
    ISBN: 9780143772088
    Title: Giant of Lake Wakatipu
    Author: GOSSAGE PETER

    When Manata goes missing from her village, her people discover that she has been kidnapped by a giant. Her lover, Matakauri, sets off to rescue her, knowing that his people will never be safe until the giant is killed.
    While the giant sleeps, Matakauri builds a fire around him. But what will happen when the fire is lit?
    This is a beautiful retelling of the legend of how one of New Zealand's great lakes came to be.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • He Kete He Korero: Every Kete Has a Story
    He Kete He Korero: Every Kete Has a Story
    ISBN: 9780143009924
    Title: He Kete He Korero: Every Kete Has a Story
    Author: LANDER MAUREEN

    Every kete has a story. This collection is drawn from the rich store of information and memories associated with kete - these much loved but often overlooked 'baskets of knowledge'. Some stories are short, others grow with the telling. All are told with warmth, humour and humility, giving us insight into how the humble kete so often helps to establish ongoing friendships and relationships. Some stories are told by the kete makers. They tell about the process of weaving a kete - learning the techniques, gathering and preparing the materials, then bringing everything together in the designing and making of the kete. Others are related by people whose kete have been passed on to them by family members, friends, noted weavers, or even strangers. These kete have come to be treasured by their owners as taonga imbued with the memories they carry. Their stories are often poignant, bringing back glimpses of earlier times and people who are no longer with us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • He Tuhi Marei-kura: a Treasury of Sacred Writings: a Maori Account of the Creation, Based on the Priestly Lore of the Tainui People
    He Tuhi Marei-kura: a Treasury of Sacred Writings: a Maori Account of the Creation, Based on the Priestly Lore of the Tainui People
    ISBN: 9780989518802
    Title: He Tuhi Marei-kura: a Treasury of Sacred Writings: a Maori Account of the Creation, Based on the Priestly Lore of the Tainui People
    Author: JONES PEI TE HURINUI & POTAKA ARIANA

    He Tuhi Marei-kura is a Maori account of the creation based on the priestly lore of the Tainui people. The Maori story of the creation is characteristic of the tapu (sacred) lore of the race. This account is based principally on priestly recitals from the Whare Wananga (Sacred House of Learning) of the Tainui tribes of the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. This is a two volume set in Maori and English (Each volume) , He Tuhi Marei-kura was completed by Pei Te Hurinui Jones in the 1940-50s and is a culmination of years of research carried out amongst Tainui elders and leaders.

    Pei Te Hurinui Jones (1898-1976) was an eminent Maori scholar, advisor to the Kangitanga and a respected leader in the revival and retention of the Maori language, cultural knowledge and heritage in the 20th century.

    Pei's collection along with the He Tuhi Marei-kura manuscripts were placed in the University of Waikato Library by Pei's son, Brian Hauauru Jones. He Tuhi Marei-kura is the first publication of Pei's unpublished works.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • He Wairere Pakihi Maori Business Case Studies
    He Wairere Pakihi Maori Business Case Studies
    ISBN: 9780473117269
    Title: He Wairere Pakihi Maori Business Case Studies
    Author: MULHOLLAND MALCOLM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Heke Tangata: Maori in Markets & Cities
    Heke Tangata: Maori in Markets & Cities
    ISBN: 9780947506438
    Title: Heke Tangata: Maori in Markets & Cities
    Author: EASTON BRIAN

    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 post-war Maori experience while the second part gives the statistical basis, covering areas including criminal justice, demography, education, employment, health, housing, incomes and wealth. The picture that emerges is stark: Maori remain a generation behind Pakeha in economic well-being. Concise, impartial and pulling no punches, Heke Tangata represents a core text for policy discussion and general understanding of Maori economic participation in contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Home, Here to Stay
    Home, Here to Stay
    ISBN: 9781775502081
    Title: Home, Here to Stay
    Author: KEPA MERE ED

    This is a collection of twelve academic essays that consider understandings of home and the impact of dominant societies on indigenous societies and their homes. The book covers home and language preservation, homelessness, retention of land, tobacco use in the home, loss of home through trauma and natural disaster, ageing and health, and the meaning of home. This is the third book in the Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Edited Collections series. Previous titles include vol. 1 Maori and Social Issues and vol. 2 The Value of the Maori Language.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
    How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
    ISBN: 9780143505624
    Title: How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
    Author: GOSSAGE PETER

    When one of Maui's uncles dies, Maui sets out to defeat the goddess of death. But death has a few surprises in store for him.The final book in Peter Gossage's much-loved Maui series.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • How to Gaze at the Southern Stars (#2 Ginger Series) ~
    How to Gaze at the Southern Stars (#2 Ginger Series) ~
    ISBN: 9780958250993
    Title: How to Gaze at the Southern Stars (#2 Ginger Series) ~
    Author: HALL RICHARD

    From the Southern Cross to the mysterious dark companions of the Dog Stars, the constellations in this guide will help readers see the night sky in a whole new way, allowing them to enjoy the vast beauty of the solar system.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • How to Make a Piupiu
    How to Make a Piupiu
    ISBN: 9780143009450
    Title: How to Make a Piupiu
    Author: RICKARD LEILANI

    This highly illustrated book gives step-by-step instructions on how to make your own piupiu, the traditional Maori flax skirt. Experienced Rotorua weaver Leilani Rickard covers everything you need to know - from customary uses of harakeke or flax, to the simple tools you will need to finish the garment. Colour photographs record every phase of the craft process; from selecting the right flax frond to cutting and preparing it; to dyeing the flax through to binding and strengthening the waistb∧ pattern making; storage of the finished garment and more. The craft advice is accompanied by a gallery of flax skirt creations in both traditional and modern styles. 


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Hui : a Study of Maori Ceremonial Gatherings
    Hui : a Study of Maori Ceremonial Gatherings
    ISBN: 9780143203025
    Title: Hui : a Study of Maori Ceremonial Gatherings
    Author: SALMOND ANNE

    When Maori people gather for a Hui, they have immediate access to an ancestral world which remains a living reality for as long as the hui lasts. Hui incorporate all Maori ceremonial gatherings: openings of new marae, tangihanga (funerals), hurahanga kohatu (unveilings), birthdays and anniversaries, and tribal policy making. This book introduces us to all aspects of the hui and its significance to Maori. It is a definitive study of ceremonial gatherings and the rituals that are the life blood of the marae.




    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • 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
  • Images of Dignity Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    Images of Dignity Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    ISBN: 9781869693282
    Title: Images of Dignity Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    Author: MURRAY STUART


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • In the Beginning: English Language Edition of I Te Timatanga
    In the Beginning: English Language Edition of I Te Timatanga
    ISBN: 9781869437626
    Title: In the Beginning: English Language Edition of I Te Timatanga
    Author: GOSSAGE PETER

    The story of Rangi and Papa.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • 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
  • Ka Mau Te Wehi: Taking Haka to the World - Bub & Nen’s Story
    Ka Mau Te Wehi: Taking Haka to the World - Bub & Nen’s Story
    ISBN: 9780473233716
    Title: Ka Mau Te Wehi: Taking Haka to the World - Bub & Nen’s Story
    Author: HAAMI BRADFORD

    By Bradford Haami
    Ngapo and Pimia Wehi, affectionately known as Bub and Nen, have achieved what no other partnership has accomplished in a lifetime of kapa haka - Maori performing arts. With over a century of combined experience in Maori song and dance, leading teams and teaching, they are recognised as New Zealand’s foremost leaders in this ever-expanding arena, having won six national kapa haka championships, twice as the leaders of The Waihirere Maori Club (1965-1981) and four times with Auckland kapa haka team Te Waka Huia (1981-2011). They have taken their brand of haka to the world performing everywhere from Broadway to Korea and from Fiji to the Taj Mahal. Their story has been written in a new biography titled Ka Mau Te Wehi: Taking Haka To The World - Bub and Nen’s Story written by author Bradford Haami in collaboration with Bub and the Wehi whanau.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ki Te Whaiao: An Introduction to Maori Culture & Society
    Ki Te Whaiao: An Introduction to Maori Culture & Society
    ISBN: 9780582545724
    Title: Ki Te Whaiao: An Introduction to Maori Culture & Society
    Author: KA'AI; MOORFIELD

    Ki te Whaiao: An Introduction to Māori Culture and Society, is intended for students of Māori studies at tertiary institutions. It is also aimed at several other audiences: those Māori who want to know more about their own world, Pākehā living in this country, and people from overseas who want to learn about the history of the Indigenous people of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The book describes traditional and contemporary Māori society and its interaction with Pākehā society since first contact. It gives expression to the voices and words of Māori scholars and those informed by their world-view. Emphasis has been placed on the clarification of Māori cultural concepts throughout, in order to give readers a deeper understanding of the Māori world and to excite their interest in the key themes developed throughout the text. The book has been arranged in two parts Part one is called Te Ao Māori (The Māori World) and examines a series of topics encompassing tribal histories about the creation,important cultural concepts, the migration journeys to Aotearoa, the origins of the Māori language, cultural traditions and practices, leadership and Māori performing and fine arts. Part two, Ngā Ao e Rua (The Two Worlds) examines early contact between Māori and Pākehā, the Treaty and related issues, religion, sovereignty, education and literature, and ends with a chapter on the Pacific peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $119.00
    $119.00
  • Kia Ronaki: the Maori Performing Arts
    Kia Ronaki: the Maori Performing Arts
    ISBN: 9781486002405
    Title: Kia Ronaki: the Maori Performing Arts
    Author: MOORFIELD JOHN C



    In the last thirty years there has been an explosion of interest in the Maori performing arts but until now there has been no general book written in English or Maori about the Maori performing arts by Maori authors and exponents of the various genres.

    This new work, Kia Ronaki: The Maori Performing Arts, edited by John Moorfield, Tania Ka‘ai and Rachael Ka‘ai-Mahuta, brings together the expertise of a range of performance artists and academics, consolidating their knowledge into a comprehensive single volume that will be of relevance to all those interested in the Maori performing arts.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $123.00
    $123.00
  • Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction
    Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction
    ISBN: 9780994119261
    Title: Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction
    Author: MOON PAUL

    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Little Kiwi's Matariki
    Little Kiwi's Matariki
    ISBN: 9781927305195
    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: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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