• 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
  • Nga Porearea Me Nga Matemate O Nga Mara Taewa Pests and Diseases of Taewa (maori Potato) Crops
    Nga Porearea Me Nga Matemate O Nga Mara Taewa Pests and Diseases of Taewa (maori Potato) Crops
    ISBN: 9780473176136
    Title: Nga Porearea Me Nga Matemate O Nga Mara Taewa Pests and Diseases of Taewa (maori Potato) Crops
    Author: ROSKRUGE NICK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Nga Tohu Tawhito: Early Maori Ornaments
    Nga Tohu Tawhito: Early Maori Ornaments
    ISBN: 9781869534158
    Title: Nga Tohu Tawhito: Early Maori Ornaments
    Author: PRICKETT NIGEL

    This work provides an introduction to the ancient Maori ornaments which date, from the beginning of human settlement in New Zealand. These personal ornaments are quite different from the modern Maori ornaments, and it feaures photographs of pieces in the collection of the Auckland Museum.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Once Were Pacific: Maori Connections to Oceania
    Once Were Pacific: Maori Connections to Oceania
    ISBN: 9780816677573
    Title: Once Were Pacific: Maori Connections to Oceania
    Author: SOMERVILLE ALICE TE PUNGA


    Native identity is usually associated with a particular place. But what if that place is the ocean?Once Were Pacificexplores this question as it considers how Māori and other Pacific peoples frame their connection to the ocean, to New Zealand, and to each other through various creative works. Māori scholar Alice Te Punga Somerville shows how and when Māori and other Pacific peoples articulate their ancestral history as migratory seafarers, drawing their identity not only from land but also from water.


    Although Māori are ethnically Polynesian, and Aotearoa New Zealand is clearly a part of the Pacific region, in New Zealand the terms “Māori” and “Pacific” are colloquially applied to two distinct communities: Māori are Indigenous, and “Pacific” refers to migrant communities from elsewhere in the region. Asking how this distinction might blur historical and contemporary connections, Te Punga Somerville interrogates the relationship between indigeneity, migration, and diaspora, focusing on texts: poetry, fiction, theater, film, and music, viewed alongside historical instances of performance, journalism, and scholarship.


    In this sustained treatment of the Māori diaspora, Te Punga Somerville provides the first critical analysis of relationships between Indigenous and migrant communities in New Zealand.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Pacific Parables Mana in Maori Tradition
    Pacific Parables Mana in Maori Tradition
    ISBN: 9781927242513
    Title: Pacific Parables Mana in Maori Tradition
    Author: PATTERSON JOHN

    Do myths and legends have anything to teach us about understanding Maori values and society?
    Are they still relevant today?

    John Patterson encourages a more sensitive and sympathetic attitude among Pakeha people by showing how traditional Maori narratives — what we still tend to call their myths and legends — can open our eyes to some of the deeper aspects of Maori philosophical and political thought.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Pacifica Myth Magic & Traditional Wisdom from the South Sea Islands
    Pacifica Myth Magic & Traditional Wisdom from the South Sea Islands
    ISBN: 9780207183164
    Title: Pacifica Myth Magic & Traditional Wisdom from the South Sea Islands
    Author: AMANDIO NADINE & TRISTRAM JOHN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Pakeha Skin Maori Blood Kiri Ma Toto Maori
    Pakeha Skin Maori Blood Kiri Ma Toto Maori
    ISBN: 9780476013780
    Title: Pakeha Skin Maori Blood Kiri Ma Toto Maori
    Author: MACGREGOR JIM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Pania of the Reef
    Pania of the Reef
    ISBN: 9780143505655
    Title: Pania of the Reef
    Author: GOSSAGE PETER

    Pania is a creature of the sea, but she is fascinated by the land. She falls in love with a young chief who tries to make her stay on shore. The is the legend of how Pania became the Reef that today lies off the coast of Napier.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Papers to Conference Volume Two a Collection of New Papers
    Papers to Conference Volume Two a Collection of New Papers
    ISBN: 9781877229541
    Title: Papers to Conference Volume Two a Collection of New Papers
    Author: CLEAVE PETER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $133.00
    $133.00
  • Parihaka Cult
    Parihaka Cult
    ISBN: 9781908476869
    Title: Parihaka Cult
    Author: BOLTON KERRY

    'The events that took place in and around Parihaka particularly from about 1860 to 1900 have affected the political, cultural and spiritual dynamics of the entire country' - Human Rights Commission, 2010 The 'colonial invasion' of Parihaka in 1881 and the arrest of its self-styled 'prophets' Te Whiti and Tohu, have become a major part of the New Zealand narrative that has been revised to inculcate a guilt complex into European, especially British-descended, New Zealanders in the interests of tribal agendas. As such, the Parihaka legend ranks alongside America's 'Wounded Knee' and South Africa's 'Sharpeville' as part of a world-wide offensive against the past, present and future of European descended peoples. Over the past forty-years or so, we in New Zealand have watched our history being systematically re-invented, not based upon documented evidence of real-events that actually occurred on the ground, but solely to serve a modern-day need for made-to-order propaganda. One of the foremost of the churned-out, manufactured-myths surrounds the mid-19th century creation of a cultist-community called 'Parihaka', now represented, in typical Marxist-speak, as some kind of a Gandhi inspiring bastion of righteousness and passive-resistance against imperialist tyranny. Dr Kerry Bolton delves deeply into the huge body of extant historical documentation, contemporary to Parihaka's founding prophet, and lays the entire, lame-fantasy bare for all to see. What has been emotively bantered-about as New Zealand's 'Holocaust' or 'Genocide' at Parihaka, due to the very belated intervention by troops of a long-suffering government, renders-down to little more than a Maori boy with a sore foot, after it was trodden on by a horse. Martin Doutre - Archaeological-surveyor, researcher, author of Ancient Celtic New Zealand and The Littlewood Treaty. Having over half a century of hands-on experience with regard to the true early history of this country I find your book very exciting, very well researched, and a constructive history of the events of the time. Noel Hilliam - Former Director Dargaville Museum, New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    ISBN: 9780864735201
    Title: Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY & STRONGMAN HOHAIA

    A bestseller in New Zealand since 2000, when an exhibition at City Gallery in Wellington broke new ground in the study of Maori art and history, this is a new paperback edition of the exhibition catalog. More than 120 paintings, written accounts, and photographs from the time, following the English invasion in 1881 chronicle the story of brave leaders Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi, and celebrate the strength and spirit of the Parihaka community, even under colonial rule.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori & their Polynesian Ancestors
    Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori & their Polynesian Ancestors
    ISBN: 9781869539610
    Title: Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori & their Polynesian Ancestors
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    Andrew Crowe has produced a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians." Prof Patrick V. Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. 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 it as if the individual findings were pieces of one enormous jigsaw. From this broad focus has come a deep admiration for the skills, resourcefulness and courage of the people that drove this extraordinary feat of maritime exploration.

    "Pathway of the Birds has had a profound effect on my life. Several years before the book was finished, Andrew Crowe asked me to critique the book and while reading it I became fascinated by the astonishing voyaging history of Polynesia. It is a story that few people know. Captain Cook was baffled by how “one nation” could have spread from Tahiti to New Zealand and Hawaii and here is a book that helps to explain how this happened, using a wonderfully interesting mix of scientific, historical and social disciplines.

    So how did this affect my life? I was so inspired by the book that I decided to purchase an ocean-going waka (Hinemoana is shown on the book cover) and set up a foundation that offers young Maori, Polynesia and other New Zealanders the opportunity to appreciate the seafaring experiences of their great ancestors who sailed to Aotearoa 800 years ago. For the last three years the foundation (Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust) has offered 1-day, 2-day and 8-day voyagers to hundreds of young people and given them the chance to see life very differently. And it has been life-changing for many" writes Dr Simon McDonald.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Politics of Indigeneity Challenging the State in Canada & Aotearoa Nz
    Politics of Indigeneity Challenging the State in Canada & Aotearoa Nz
    ISBN: 9781877276538
    Title: Politics of Indigeneity Challenging the State in Canada & Aotearoa Nz
    Author: MAAKA & FLERAS

    Indigenous peoples are increasingly uniting around a commonality of concerns, needs and ambitions. In both New Zealand and Canada, these politics challenge the colonial structures that social and political systems are built upon. Both countries have accomplished much in their management of indigenous issues. New Zealand has begun to right historical wrongs through treaty settlements and to implement bicultural strategies. Canada is experimenting with self-government for aboriginal peoples. Yet there are still many issues to be addresses, with recent statistics showing indigenous peoples in bother these countries struggling to balance functioning in everyday life with preserving their cultures. This book casts light on the constitutional politics in both countries that are redefining the relationship of indigenous peoples to the state. A unique and timely discussion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Raupatu: The Confiscation of Maori Land
    Raupatu: The Confiscation of Maori Land
    ISBN: 9780864736123
    Title: Raupatu: The Confiscation of Maori Land
    Author: BOAST RICHARD & HILL RICHARD EDS

    A groundbreaking collection of essays by leading academics and intellectuals, this record examines the confiscation of Maori land in 19th-century New Zealand and the broader imperial context. Based on a 2008 conference entitled Coming to Terms? Raupatu/Confiscation and New Zealand History, this study examines topics associated with land confiscation, such as war, European settlements, colonialism, property rights, and politics. Contributors include Michael Allen, James Belich, Judith Binney, Alex Frame, Bryan Gilling, Mark Hickford, Vincent O'Malley, Dion Tuuta, Alan Ward, and John C. Weaver.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Rauru Tene Waitere Maori Carving Colonial History
    Rauru Tene Waitere Maori Carving Colonial History
    ISBN: 9781877372612
    Title: Rauru Tene Waitere Maori Carving Colonial History
    Author: THOMAS N ADAMS M SCHUSTER J GRANT L

    Tene Waitere (1854-1931) of the Ngati Tarawhai was the most innovative Maori wood carver of his time. His works reached global audiences, decades before the globalization of culture became a fashionable topic. This is the first book about Tene Waitere, wi

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • Rautahi the Maoris of New Zealand
    Rautahi the Maoris of New Zealand
    ISBN: 9780415611589
    Title: Rautahi the Maoris of New Zealand
    Author: METGE JOAN

    A comprehensive study of the Maori in New Zealand, this book covers Maori history and culture, language and art and includes chapters on the following: Basic concepts in Maori culture, Land, Kinship, Education, Association, Leadership & social control. The Marae, Hui, Maori and Pakeha and Maori spelling and pronunciation. There is an extensive glossary, bibliography and index. First published in 1967. This edition reprints the revised edition of 1976.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $68.00
    $68.00
  • Rauwaru, the Proverbial Garden: Nga-weri, Maori Root Vegetables, Their History & Tips on Their Use
    Rauwaru, the Proverbial Garden: Nga-weri, Maori Root Vegetables, Their History & Tips on Their Use
    ISBN: 9780473282196
    Title: Rauwaru, the Proverbial Garden: Nga-weri, Maori Root Vegetables, Their History & Tips on Their Use
    Author: ROSKRUGE NICK


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • 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
  • Sea Monster Bilingual Edition
    Sea Monster Bilingual Edition
    ISBN: 9781869632199
    Title: Sea Monster Bilingual Edition
    Author: BACON RON

    These 10 page books by Ron Bacon and Manu Smith, retell classic Maori myths of Aotearoa, with colourful illustations, and with Re Reo Maori text on the left page, and the English translation on the right. From Waiatarua Publishing, published in 2010.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Seven Kites of Matariki
    Seven Kites of Matariki
    ISBN: 9781775434016
    Title: Seven Kites of 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Seven Stars of Matariki
    Seven Stars of Matariki
    ISBN: 9781869693275
    Title: Seven Stars of Matariki
    Author: ROLLESTON-CUMMINS TONI

    An adventurous young man called Mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of Maketu. He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer eat, look after themselves, work in their gardens or hunt. Realising the women are patupaiarehe, fairy women, he knows they must be cast far away. They are given to Urutengangana, the god of the stars, and he places the patupaiarehe in the heavens farthest from the earth. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows their beauty to shine in the eastern sky.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Songs of Nz Maori Music
    Songs of Nz Maori Music
    ISBN: 9780854671298
    Title: Songs of Nz Maori Music
    Author: FREEDMAN SAM

    59 traditional and contemporary Maori songs arranged or written by Sam Freedman.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Spirit of Maori Leadership
    Spirit of Maori Leadership
    ISBN: 9781775501213
    Title: Spirit of Maori Leadership
    Author: KATENE SELWYN

    The book provides insights into and analysis of traditional and contemporary models of Maori leadership. From this, it identifies three connected themes: understanding what makes a good leader, the importance of people and relationships, and the need to formulate a strategic plan and examines four leadership models: transactional, charismatic, transformational and organic.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Stonehenge Aotearoa
    Stonehenge Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9780958253871
    Title: Stonehenge Aotearoa
    Author: HALL RICHARD ET AL

    This complete guide to a unique New Zealand attractiona modern version of England's 4,000-year old Stonehengeencourages a deeper appreciation of science while revealing captivating links between astronomy, archaeology, anthropology, history, and the social sciences.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Ta Daniel Hakari Matariki
    Ta Daniel Hakari Matariki
    ISBN: 9781927305027
    Title: Ta Daniel Hakari Matariki
    Author: BEYER REBECCA

    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 sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Maori New Year. Beautifully illustrated by one of our best-known and award-winning artists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Tahua-roa, Korare Food for Your Visitors, Maori Green Vegetables: Their History & Tips on Their Use
    Tahua-roa, Korare Food for Your Visitors, Maori Green Vegetables: Their History & Tips on Their Use
    ISBN: 9780473207366
    Title: Tahua-roa, Korare Food for Your Visitors, Maori Green Vegetables: Their History & Tips on Their Use
    Author: ROSKRUGE NICK

    The second booklet in a series aligned to Ma¯ori foods.
    114 pages which introduce over 30 korare or Ma¯ori
    green vegetables sourced from freshwater or coastal areas,
    the forest or bush, as weeds in crops, or as crops. Each
    korare is introduced including whakapapa references,
    botanical status, utility and nutritional value where
    possible. The book also includes recipes.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Tahuhu Korero the Sayings of Taitokerau
    Tahuhu Korero the Sayings of Taitokerau
    ISBN: 9781869404291
    Title: Tahuhu Korero the Sayings of Taitokerau
    Author: KAWHARU MERATA

    Compiling a rich, accessible introduction to the people and the land of Taikokeraua northern region of New Zealandthis collection of proverbs offers traditional wisdom from the oral record of an indigenous history and culture. Presenting close to 200 selected sayings that capture key moments in Maori history, celebrated ancestors, and important places, each adage is combined with relevant paintings and photographs that provide concrete, visual anchors for insight into these powerful metaphors for human behavior. New translations in English help explain the origins and meanings of the proverbs, all of which offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Taiawhio Vol 2: Contemporary Maori Artists in Conversation
    Taiawhio Vol 2: Contemporary Maori Artists in Conversation
    ISBN: 9780909010096
    Title: Taiawhio Vol 2: Contemporary Maori Artists in Conversation
    Author: SMITH HUHANA ET AL

    Taiawhio: Conversations with Contemporary Maori artists, now in its third reprint, has proven invaluable to art lovers, students, teachers and those with a passion for New Zealand art. This new volume profiles a fresh range of contemporary Maori artists. Each profile contains pages of information and quotes from the artists so readers can learn, in the artists own words, about their influences and inspirations, work methods and practice, while numerous full-colour photographs accompany each chapter, depicting the artists at work and showing the range of their work and the environment in which they create it. Short biographies are given for each artist profiled and a general introduction by Huhana Smith provides context for the interviews and background information about contemporary Maori art. These artists work across a wide range of media and forms of expression including weaving, painting, claywork, sculpture, carving, ta moko, Kaihanga Uku, multimedia, jewellery and dance, making this book an excellent introduction to the dynamic world of contemporary visual culture in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Takitimu: A History of Ngati Kahungunu
    Takitimu: A History of Ngati Kahungunu
    ISBN: 9780947506216
    Title: Takitimu: A History of Ngati Kahungunu
    Author: MITCHELL J H

    Takitimu is one of the great tribal histories in the New Zealand literary canon. It tells of the Ngati Kahungunu people tangata whenua of Hawkes Bay and parts of East Coast and Wairarapa from their origins in the Pacific Islands to their lineage in Aotearoa up to the twentieth century. It is divided into four main sections: the history up to the departure of Takitimu and other canoes of migration; the history of Ngati Kahungunu; short biographies of Sir James Carroll, Sir Maui Pomare and the Rev. Tamihana Huata; and appendices describing charms, proverbs, the interpretation of dreams and signs, and the Maori almanac. Complete with genealogical tables, this is a book of great value for history enthusiasts and especially the people of Ngati Kahungunu the third largest Maori tribe, with descendants throughout New Zealand and Australia.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Takoa 2014/2015 Te Aka Kumara O Aotearoa
    Takoa 2014/2015 Te Aka Kumara O Aotearoa
    ISBN: 2015072817256
    Title: Takoa 2014/2015 Te Aka Kumara O Aotearoa
    Author: TAKOA


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $135.00
    $135.00
  • 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
  • Tauira: Maori Methods of Learning & Teaching
    Tauira: Maori Methods of Learning & Teaching
    ISBN: 9781869408220
    Title: Tauira: Maori Methods of Learning & Teaching
    Author: METGE JOAN

    In te reo Maori, "tauira" means both student and teacher, and this book by acclaimed educator and anthropologist Joan Metge shows that Maori educational practices had a particular form and philosophy. Maori focused on learning by doing, teaching in context, learning in a group, memorizing, and advancement when ready. Parents, grandparents, and community leaders imparted cultural knowledge as well as practical skills to the younger generation through daily life and storytelling, in whanau and community activities. In preserving this evidence and these voices from the past, this important book also offers much inspiration for the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Te Ao Maori Book & Dvd
    Te Ao Maori Book & Dvd
    ISBN: 9780143010302
    Title: Te Ao Maori Book & Dvd
    Author: WIRI RAPATA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • 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 Ara Puoro: a Journey into the World of Maori Music
    Te Ara Puoro: a Journey into the World of Maori Music
    ISBN: 9781877517785
    Title: Te Ara Puoro: a Journey into the World of Maori Music
    Author: NUNNS RICHARD

    One of the largely unseen consequences of the European colonisation of Aotearoa was that the playing of, and knowledge about the traditional musical instruments of the Maori almost completely disappeared. In the 1970s a young Pakeha schoolteacher, Richard Nunns, started asking questions of his Maori friends about these instruments, which sparked a 40-year journey of rediscovery. Over that time Richard has become internationally recognised as the leading figure in the revival of taonga puoro, alongside the late Hirini Melbourne, educator and musician, and Brian Flintoff, master carver and instrument maker. Te Ara Puoro tells the story of Richard's remarkable journey; of how fragments of knowledge given by elders were pieced together through countless presentations and performances on marae the length and breadth of the country; of how the instruments were re-created and developed; and of how he subsequently mastered their playing. The book gathers together an enormous amount of the current knowledge about taonga puroro, and will undoubtedly be the most important written resource in existence on the subject. It also charts the many other paths that Richard has taken with the music, including the huge variety of recordings he has done, his sound-track work, and his playing in other genres, such as free jazz and classical. This is a remarkable and important story. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of the instruments, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Maori culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Te Ara Tapu Sacred Journeys
    Te Ara Tapu Sacred Journeys
    ISBN: 9781869790561
    Title: Te Ara Tapu Sacred Journeys
    Author: WHANGANUI REGIONAL MUSEUM

    Te Ara Tapu presents more than 150 of the most prized treasures from the extensive collection of historically important and stunning taonga Maori entrusted to the care of the Whanganui Regional Museum. A tauparapara, or chant, takes you on a poetic journey of discovery around the Whanganui region, uncovering the hidden histories and stories behind place names and people and the taonga they revere. The connections of the local taonga to their homes are woven into these stories, as are the links joining taonga from elsewhere to places within our region. Lavishly illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs of the treasures as well as historical images, this book is a memorable and beautiful record of the region and its people. A bonus CD contains a record of all 4,500 taonga Maori held by the Museum.

    Format: Mixed Media
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Te Herenga Reo Matariki Anthology 2015
    Te Herenga Reo Matariki Anthology 2015
    ISBN: 9780473328788
    Title: Te Herenga Reo Matariki Anthology 2015
    Author: TAKITIMU DAYLE (ED)


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Te Huihui O Matariki
    Te Huihui O Matariki
    ISBN: 9781869693305
    Title: Te Huihui O Matariki
    Author: ROLLESTON-CUMMINS TONI

    An adventurous young man called Mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of Maketu. He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer eat, look after themselves, work in their gardens or hunt. Realising the women are patupaiarehe, fairy women, he knows they must be cast far away. They are given to Urutengangana, the god of the stars, and he places the patupaiarehe in the heavens farthest from the earth. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows their beauty to shine in the eastern sky.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
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