• Te Kahui O Matariki Contemporary Maori Art for Matariki
    Te Kahui O Matariki Contemporary Maori Art for Matariki
    ISBN: 9780143009344
    Title: Te Kahui O Matariki Contemporary Maori Art for Matariki
    Author: HAKARAIA LIBBY & URLICH COLLEEN W


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Te Mahi Kete Maori Flaxcraft for Beginners
    Te Mahi Kete Maori Flaxcraft for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780143011033
    Title: Te Mahi Kete Maori Flaxcraft 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 Matatiki: Contemporary Maori Words
    Te Matatiki: Contemporary Maori Words
    ISBN: 9780195583410
    Title: Te Matatiki: Contemporary Maori Words
    Author: MAORI LANGUAGE COMM

    The growing interest in Maori language learning has created a need for new words to describe contemporary ideas. First published in 1991, Te Matatiki: New Máori Words was designed to make the new vocabulary created by the Maori Language Commission more widely accessible. The new edition of this bestselling publication will help further promote te reo Maori as a living language.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • Te Toki Me Te Whao: the Story & Use of Maori Tools
    Te Toki Me Te Whao: the Story & Use of Maori Tools
    ISBN: 9780947506131
    Title: Te Toki Me Te Whao: the Story & Use of Maori Tools
    Author: FUGILL CLIVE

    It is over a century since the last major book on Mori carving tools. Clive Fugill, Master Carver at the NZ Mori Arts & Crafts Institute, tells the mythical, traditional and modern stories of the making and use of carving tools, including the adze (toki) and the chisel (whao) with detailed drawings and photos.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Te Tu Hanga Whare O Whetu the Rebuilding of Te Whetu O Te Rangi
    Te Tu Hanga Whare O Whetu the Rebuilding of Te Whetu O Te Rangi
    ISBN: 9780473287375
    Title: Te Tu Hanga Whare O Whetu the Rebuilding of Te Whetu O Te Rangi
    Author: KAHOTEA DES TATANA

    This is a photo-ethnography, a book that documents the rebuilding of a wharenui (meeting house). A project over a period from late 2006 that was planned, built and opened on December 20 2008 at Ngapeke, Tauranga. This is a Ngati Pukenga marae, an iwi of Mataatua waka origin. The original wharenui opened in 1915 was severely damaged by fire in September 2006. The people of the marae were determined to replace the wharenui with a new building complete with wharenui art. They undertook the creation of the wharenui art of kowhaiwhai, tukutuku and raranga whariki themselves and wood-carving was both commissioned and donated. This is a record of the activity that took place and the people who were involved. The book particularly shows some of the Maori customs associated with the re-building of a wharenui.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Te Wai Pounamu
    Te Wai Pounamu
    ISBN: 9780908925070
    Title: Te Wai Pounamu
    Author: EVISON HARRY


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $131.00
    $131.00
  • Te Whanake 1: Te Kakano
    Te Whanake 1: Te Kakano
    ISBN: 9780582543287
    Title: Te Whanake 1: Te Kakano
    Author: MOOREFIELD J.

    Te Kākano is the beginner-level Māori Language text designed for adults and teenagers.& Changes include six new or improved maps of the main tribal groups and significant Māori place names of New Zealand.& Additions have also been made to the dictionary/index at the end of book, which contains all the vocabulary of the textbook and audio tapes of Te Kākano and includes further information about the place names and tribal names.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $103.00
    $103.00
  • Tikanga Whakaaro: Key Concepts in Maori Culture
    Tikanga Whakaaro: Key Concepts in Maori Culture
    ISBN: 9780195582123
    Title: Tikanga Whakaaro: Key Concepts in Maori Culture
    Author: BARLOW CLEVE

    Important concepts in Maori culture are defined and discussed in short essay-style definitions in both English and Maori. The traditional knowledge of the ware wananga (school of learning) is drawn upon, and modern usage of Maori language is also described.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Tirohia Kimihia He Kete Wherawhera Maori Dictionary
    Tirohia Kimihia He Kete Wherawhera Maori Dictionary
    ISBN: 9781869691790
    Title: Tirohia Kimihia He Kete Wherawhera Maori Dictionary

    This is the first dictionary to be written all in Maori and has been developed as part of Huia's ongoing linguistic research programme. Tirohia Kimihia is a learner dictionary written for students in Maori schools but will be useful for all learners of Maori language. There are approximately 3500 headwords in Tirohia Kimihia, and more than 6000 meanings are defined. The focus of the dictionary is on content words, so the headwords are mostly verbs, nouns and adjectives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Tohunga Hohepa Kereopa #1 of Tohunga Trilogy
    Tohunga Hohepa Kereopa #1 of Tohunga Trilogy
    ISBN: 9780908990917
    Title: Tohunga Hohepa Kereopa #1 of Tohunga Trilogy
    Author: MOON PAUL

    For the first time, the world of the tohunga - which up until now has lain carefully concealed for centuries - is brought out into the open. Subject matters ranging from natural healing to modern life offer an exclusive insight into the realm of a great tohunga.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Toi Ora  Ancestral Maori Treasures
    Toi Ora Ancestral Maori Treasures
    ISBN: 9781877385346
    Title: Toi Ora Ancestral Maori Treasures
    Author: SMITH HUHANA, ARAPATA, HAKIWAI

    This illustrated book presents taonga tuku iho (ancestral treasures) from Te Papa alongside their connections to iwi and hapu - through the artists who created them, the people who used them in daily life, and their living descendants. Over 120 individual items are included here, each photographed specially in full colour with information on its materials, size and iwi connections. Captions give the stories behind these precious objects while additional photographs - both archival and contemporary - provide readers with background on Maori life and beliefs and on the materials and construction of the taonga. The selection in this book includes items with early Pacific connections, unique carvings, ceremonial artefacts, traditional weapons, waka huia (treasure boxes), jewellery and woven kakahu (clothing), taonga used by tohunga (ancestral experts) including ceremonial adzes, puppets for ritual use, and tools for ta moko (tattooing). Te Papa recognises that taonga (treasures) and collections have special spiritual and cultural connections with Maori people, and this book is an expression of that commitment. An introduction not only to the art of the Maori but also to their land, culture and beliefs.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Tracking Travelling Taonga: A Narrative Review of How Maori Items Got to London from 1798, to Salem in 1802, 1807 & 1812, & Elsewhere Up to 1840
    Tracking Travelling Taonga: A Narrative Review of How Maori Items Got to London from 1798, to Salem in 1802, 1807 & 1812, & Elsewhere Up to 1840
    ISBN: 9780473331993
    Title: Tracking Travelling Taonga: A Narrative Review of How Maori Items Got to London from 1798, to Salem in 1802, 1807 & 1812, & Elsewhere Up to 1840
    Author: RICHARDS RHYS

    Very few Maori items with adequateprovenances survive from the fifty yearsbetween the death of Captain Cook and the start of the colony of New Zealand in 1840. This narrative-review looks at
    how Pacific maritime history and other sources can be used to track travelling taonga now in museums and other collections around the globe.
    The global narrative begins with a chance meeting off North Cape on 11 June 1793 and
    two items now in Norway. Other taonga from Muriwhenua in 1793 and Waihou (Thames)
    in 1795 are in Australian and UK museums. A big chapter arises from the American traders
    to China from 1802 to 1812, whose Maori donations are in Salem, Mass. Another chapter
    illustrates the large collections made by Russian visitors to Queen Charlotte Sound in 1820
    and now in Russia and Estonia.
    Two Royal Navy ships seeking spars in 1820-1821 prompted the sale of muskets for
    preserved human heads, mokomokai, which led to the disastrous musket wars among the
    northern tribes. (An annex surveys the evidence in early British and Australian newspapers
    of the growth, and prohibition, of this gruesome trade.) The brief trade in flax from 1828 to
    1830 spread the inter-tribal fighting further south including to the South Island.
    Other surviving taonga are traced to museum collections in the U.K., the USA, France,
    Germany and elsewhere, but so many museum items have lost all record of their origins.
    Where once so much was collected, little survives today. Over 5,000 Maori items are in
    museums overseas, but only about seven percent have any supporting evidence of when
    and where they were collected before 1840. The few that remain today are now all national
    taonga.
    This narrative is the product of extensive travel to most of the relevant collections and
    has required two further years checking and cross-checking a very wide range of sources.
    Priority has been given to finding taonga and to making their whereabouts better known.
    Obtaining top quality illustrations in colour was far beyond the resources of this budget
    venture, but every effort has been made to include over 100 existing illustrations in black
    and white. Other writers with better resources can now meet the challenge to develop this
    beginning so that the motifs and styles developed by Maori in the post-Cook years from
    1790 to 1840 can be better analyzed and better understood.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Tradition & Change in Maori & Pacific Art: Essays
    Tradition & Change in Maori & Pacific Art: Essays
    ISBN: 9780473258726
    Title: Tradition & Change in Maori & Pacific Art: Essays
    Author: NEICH ROGER

    Roger Neich (1944–2010) was an outstanding New Zealand scholar, whose study of Maori and Pacific arts is celebrated in the eighteen essays contained within Tradition and Change in Maori and Pacific Art. The collection of essays span Roger Neich’s career – from a 1971 article on a Bougainville ancient stone bird carving to a 2005 study on the powaka whakairo form of Maori treasure box. At the heart of the collection stand his studies of Maori art, focusing on wood-carving and figurative painting.

    Tradition and Change in Maori and Pacific Art acknowledges the contribution Roger Neich made, not only to research and scholarship but to the way the public came to see Maori and Pacific art in new ways. The book will be invaluable to students in anthropology, art history, and Maori and Pacific studies and welcomed by readers in New Zealand who are familiar with Neich’s work. International scholars, museums and collectors will also find this a significant resource for their research archives.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Tradition & Change in Maori & Pacific Art: Essays
    Tradition & Change in Maori & Pacific Art: Essays
    ISBN: 9780473258733
    Title: Tradition & Change in Maori & Pacific Art: Essays
    Author: NEICH ROGER

    Roger Neich (1944–2010) was an outstanding New Zealand scholar, whose study of Maori and Pacific arts is celebrated in the eighteen essays contained within Tradition and Change in Maori and Pacific Art. The collection of essays span Roger Neich’s career – from a 1971 article on a Bougainville ancient stone bird carving to a 2005 study on the powaka whakairo form of Maori treasure box. At the heart of the collection stand his studies of Maori art, focusing on wood-carving and figurative painting.

    Tradition and Change in Maori and Pacific Art acknowledges the contribution Roger Neich made, not only to research and scholarship but to the way the public came to see Maori and Pacific art in new ways. The book will be invaluable to students in anthropology, art history, and Maori and Pacific studies and welcomed by readers in New Zealand who are familiar with Neich’s work. International scholars, museums and collectors will also find this a significant resource for their research archives.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Traditional Lifeways of the Southern Maori
    Traditional Lifeways of the Southern Maori
    ISBN: 9781877372773
    Title: Traditional Lifeways of the Southern Maori
    Author: BEATTIE JAMES HERRIES & ANDERSON ATHOLL

    Journalist and researcher Herries Beattie worked with Southern Maori for almost fifty years and produced many books. With a strong sense that traditional knowledge needed to be recorded, in 1920 he interviewed people from Foveaux Strait to North Canterbury and from Nelson and Westland, with Otago Museum support. He then transcribed notebooks lent to him by his informants, visited the Museum with them, recording southern names for fauna and artefacts, travelled to traditional sites, and consulted the work of earlier researchers. Finally he worked his findings up into the systematic notes which eventually became MS 181 in the Hocken Library, a highly valued but increasingly fragile treasury of knowledge. This was first published by Otago University Press in 1994 and is now reprinted with a new cover. Editor Atholl Anderson introduces the book with a biography of Beattie, a description of his work and information about his informants. This book is a wonderful source of information, unique in New Zealand literature. As Tipene O'Regan writes in his foreword, 'Ngai Tahu will be the richer for the emergence of this remarkable text. Maori studies, in general, will be the richer. The texture of southern knowledge will be better etched in our landscape.'

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Traditional Maori Legends
    Traditional Maori Legends
    ISBN: 9780143503330
    Title: Traditional Maori Legends
    Author: POHATU WARREN

    Tai Korero means 'the currents of speech', a reference to the Maori tradition of oral storytelling. This colourful book retells in simple form Maori stories and myths that have been passed down over centuries. Among the fourteen stories from around New Zealand are old favourites like 'Maui and the Fish', 'Paikea and the Whale', 'Tutanekai and Hinemoa', 'Ngatoroirangi', 'Rona and the Moon', and 'Maui and the Sun'. Each story is told across two pages, with text of about 250 words accompanied by a large, colourful illustration by Warren Pohatu. Both in his ebullient artwork and his energetic retelling of the tales, Pohatu succeeds in bringing tradition stories of the Maori to life for a young audience.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Treasures from the Museum of Nz Te Papa~
    Treasures from the Museum of Nz Te Papa~
    ISBN: 9781877385124
    Title: Treasures from the Museum of Nz Te Papa~
    Author: WEDDE IAN ED

    A colourful selection of more than 200 items from Te Papa’s collections - an ideal gift for people here and overseas. This gorgeous book features a range of fascinating items from Te Papa's collections. It includes Maori taonga (treasures), prized art and artefacts from Europe, New Zealand, and the Pacific, and many extraordinary animals and plants. The book is based on the Montana-shortlisted Icons Nga Taonga - now in its third reprint. Its convenient, small format makes it an ideal gift for New Zealanders, visitors to New Zealand, and friends overseas.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Treasures of Tane: Plants of Ngai Tahu
    Treasures of Tane: Plants of Ngai Tahu
    ISBN: 9781775502951
    Title: Treasures of Tane: Plants of Ngai Tahu
    Author: TIPA ROB

    This book discusses traditional Maori uses of native plants of the South Island of New Zealand and traditions around them. The text describes the features and uses of each plant, listed alphabetically for quick reference. These stories of native plants of the South Island describe how Maori and Europeans grew and processed the plants, and it uncovers some surprising uses of native plants. Written by a journalist, the book is engaging, enlightening and user-friendly and is beautiful to browse and informative about native plants.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Tuamaka the Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa Nz
    Tuamaka the Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa Nz
    ISBN: 9781869404680
    Title: Tuamaka the Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa Nz
    Author: METGE JOAN

    From the point of view of a renowned anthropologist, this invaluable volume narrates the history of a multicultural New Zealand in which both Maori and non-Maori individuals cohabitate. Arguing that the Treaty of Waitangi of 1840--signed by the indigenous Maori and the British--established a foundation from which New Zealanders could grow and prosper, this account demonstrates how two cultures met, disputed, and dealt with diversity. In addition, this unique record analyzes the country's languages and myths and explores how they have influenced New Zealand society. Moving and engaging, this record covers six decades of enlightening field work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders
    Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders
    ISBN: 9781775502111
    Title: Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders
    Author: SPILLER CHELLIE ET AL

    This book presents a new way of leading by looking to traditional waka navigators or wayfinders for the skills and behaviours needed in modern leaders. It takes readers on a journey into wayfinding and leading, discussing principles of wayfinding philosophy, giving examples of how these have been applied in businesses and communities, and providing action points for readers to practise and reflect on the skills they are learning.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930
    Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930
    ISBN: 9781869407377
    Title: Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930
    Author: ELLIS NGARINO & ROBERTSON NATALIE

    From the emergence of the chapel and the wharenui in the nineteenth century to the rejuvenation of carving by Apirana Ngata in the 1920s, M'ori carving went through a rapid evolution from 1830 to 1930. Focusing on thirty meeting houses, Ngarino Ellis tells the story of Ng'ti Porou carving and a profound transformation in M'ori art. Beginning around 1830, three previously dominant art traditions - waka taua (war canoes), p'taka (decorated storehouses) and whare rang'tira (chief's houses) - declined and were replaced by whare karakia (churches), whare whakairo (decorated meeting houses) and wharekai (dining halls). Ellis examines how and why that fundamental transformation took place by exploring the Iwir'kau School of carving, based in the Waiapu Valley on the East Coast of the North Island. An ancestor who lived around the year 1700, Iwir'kau is credited for reinvigorating the art of carving in the Waiapu region. The six major carvers of his school went on to create more than thirty important meeting houses and other structures.During this transformational period, carvers and patrons re-negotiated key concepts such as tikanga (tradition), tapu (sacredness) and mana (power, authority) - embedding them within the new architectural forms whilst preserving rituals surrounding the creation and use of buildings. A Whakapapa of Tradition tells us much about the art forms themselves but also analyses the environment that made carving and building possible: the patrons who were the enablers and transmitters of culture; the carvers who engaged with modern tools and ideas; and the communities as a whole who created the new forms of art and architecture. This book is both a major study of Ng'ti Porou carving and an attempt to make sense of M'ori art history. What makes a tradition in M'ori art? Ellis asks. How do traditions begin? Who decides this? Conversely, how and why do traditions cease? And what forces are at play which make some buildings acceptable and others not? Beautifully illustrated with new photography by Natalie Robertson, and drawing on the work of key scholars to make a new synthetic whole, this book will be a landmark volume in the history of writing about M'ori art.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Work of the Gods
    Work of the Gods
    ISBN: 9780854671052
    Title: Work of the Gods
    Author: LEATHER KAY & HALL RICHARD


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Working as Allies: Supporters of Indigenous Justice Reflect
    Working as Allies: Supporters of Indigenous Justice Reflect
    ISBN: 9780473262389
    Title: Working as Allies: Supporters of Indigenous Justice Reflect
    Author: MARGARET JEN

    In Working as allies non-indigenous supporters of indigenous justice in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand discuss their practice. Through in-depth interviews they candidly share the challenges of this work and their responses to these. They reflect on what led them to become involved in indigenous justice issues, what informs their approach and how they know if their work is useful. The principles discussed, and the inclusion of resources based on research in North America, make this book relevant across a range of social justice areas. Working as allies offers inspiration, insight, guidance and practical ideas to anyone with a passion for social justice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Woven Universe: Selected Writings of Rev Maori Marsden
    Woven Universe: Selected Writings of Rev Maori Marsden
    ISBN: 9780473079161
    Title: Woven Universe: Selected Writings of Rev Maori Marsden
    Author: ROYAL TE AHUKARAMU (CHARLES) ED


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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