• Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet
    Aroha: Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet
    Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e kore e whati
    When we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable

    See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes.

    Discover traditional Maori philosophy through 52 whakatauki - simple, powerful life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder to show how we can live a less stressful daily life, with more contentment and kindness for each other and the planet.

    Find out how the power of aroha can help you each day, and through its many meanings - fundamental Maori values - make a happier world for everyone.

    Chapters include-
    - Manaakitanga (love for each other)
    - Kaitiakitanga (respect for our planet)
    - Whanaungatanga (community and connectivity)
    - Tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)

    ISBN: 9780143775225
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Elder, Hinemoa
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $30.00
  • Ask that Mountain the Story of Parihaka
    Ask that Mountain the Story of Parihaka
    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.

    ISBN: 9780143010869
    Publication date: 24/11/2008
    Edition: R
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Scott, Dick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Best of Both Worlds the Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau
    Best of Both Worlds the Story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau
    In 1895 a meeting took place in the rugged Urewera ranges - Tuhoe country - that would have lasting effects on our views of traditional Maori society. Elsdon Best, a self-taught anthropologist and quartermaster on the road past Lake Waikaremoana, was sought out by a leading Tuhoe chief, Tutakangahau of Maungapohatu. The stories he gave to Best to be recorded for future generations are with us today. Best went on to become a noted Pakeha authority on a people he would style as the last of 'the oldtime Maori'. How much did the old man tell him? Was it freely given? Can Best's writings - so pervasive today in our understanding of Maori culture - be truly relied upon? In his unique examination of this historically significant relationship, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman poses such searching questions, further informing a vital national debate on the shared identity - and destiny - of Maori and Pakeha.

    ISBN: 9780143008422
    Publication date: 01/03/2010
    Price: $41.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Clock Te Reo Wooden
    Clock Te Reo Wooden
    Wood white clock with Maori numbers and wooden arms.

    ISBN: 735850963044
    Price: $34.99
    Author: 162
    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $34.99
  • Collins Maori Phrasebook and Dictionary
    Collins Maori Phrasebook and Dictionary
    First published in 1990, and reprinted steadily ever since, the first edition of the Collins Maori phrase book and dictionary was an inaugural Silver Premier New Zealand Bestseller, and has sold over 30,000 copies. The revised edition includes an update of the original book to incorporate modern terms and useage, as well as providing a comprehensive and authoritative range of simple phrases for use in a variety of social and formal occasions. Many New Zealanders have a smattering of Te Reo, but are shy of using it in case they make embarrassing errors or because they are afraid that their limited vocabulary is insufficient. This book is the perfect stepping stone to greater confidence, with a useful pronunciation guide and helpful information about dialectal and regional differences. With an increasing interest in the Maori language, and the advent of Maori television, many more people are learning and speaking Maori, and this book is an ideal resource for those with some knowledge who are looking to gain increased fluency and confidence.

    ISBN: 9781869505738
    Publication date: 10/02/2006
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Turoa, Patricia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Galleries of Maoriland
    Galleries of Maoriland
    Lindauer and Goldie, the Dominion Museum and the Polynesian Society: the story of artists and collectors engaging with the Maori world in turn-of-the-century New Zealand.

    Galleries of Maoriland introduces us to the many ways in which Pakeha discovered, created, propagated and romanticised the Maori world at the turn of the century – in the paintings of Lindauer and Goldie; among artists, patrons, collectors and audiences; inside the Polynesian Society and the Dominion Museum; among stolen artefacts and fantastical accounts of the Maori past.

    The culture of Maoriland was a Pakeha creation. But Galleries of Maoriland shows that Maori were not merely passive victims: they too had a stake in this process of romanticisation. What, this book asks, were some of the Maori purposes that were served by curio displays, portrait collections, and the wider ethnological culture? Why did the idealisation of an ancient Maori world, which obsessed ethnological inquirers and artists alike, appeal also to Maori? Who precisely were the Maori participants in this culture, and what were their motives?

    Galleries of Maoriland looks at Maori prehistory in Pakeha art; the enthusiasm of Pakeha and Maori for portraiture and recreations of ancient life; the trade in Maori curios; and the international exhibition of this colonial culture. By illuminating New Zealand’s artistic and ethnographic economy at the turn of the twentieth century, this book provides a new understanding of our art and our culture.



    ISBN: 9781869409357
    Publication date: 18/10/2018
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Blackley, Roger
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand Maori Portraits (Paperback Edition)
    Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand Maori Portraits (Paperback Edition)
    From the 1870s to the early twentieth century, the Bohemian immigrant artist Gottfried Lindauer travelled to marae and rural towns around New Zealand and - commissioned by Maori and Pakeha - captured in paint the images of key Maori figures. For Maori then and now, the faces of tupuna are full of mana and life. Now this definitive book on Lindauer's portraits of the ancestors collects that work for New Zealanders.

    The book presents 67 major portraits and 8 genre paintings alongside detailed accounts of the subject and work, followed by essays by leading scholars that take us inside Lindauer and his world: from his artistic training in Bohemia to his travels around New Zealand as Maori and Pakeha commissioned him to paint portraits; his artistic techniques and deep relationship with photography; Henry Partridge's gallery of Lindauer works on Queen Street in Auckland where Maori visited to see their ancestors; and the afterlife of the paintings in marae and memory.

    For Maori, the faces that look out from Lindauer's portraits are tribal leaders and family members. They are tohunga and politicians. They are ancestors and friends. Gottfried Lindauer met Maori tupuna at the most basic level of human connection by capturing their likeness. This book returns the ancestors and the artist to the people.

    Published in association with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

    Accompanying exhibition The Maori Portraits: Gottfried Lindauer's New Zealand was on show at Auckland Art Gallery from 22 October 2016 to 19 February 2017.

    ISBN: 9781869409302
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Mason, Ngahiraka
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Hare Pota Me Te Whatu Manapou: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Te Reo Maori
    Hare Pota Me Te Whatu Manapou: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Te Reo Maori
    No te huringa o te kopaki, i tana ringa e wiri ana, ka kite iho a Hare i tetahi hiri-wakihi waiporoporo e whakaatu ana i tetahi tohu kawai; he raiona, he ikara, he patiha me tetahi nakahi e karapoti ana i tetahi pu 'H' e rahi ana.

    Kaore ano a Hare Pota i paku rongo korero e pa ana ki Howata i te taenga haeretanga o nga reta ki a Mita H. Pota, i Te Kapata i raro i nga Arapiki, i te 4 o te Ara o Piriweti. He mea tuhi ki te wai kanapanapa i runga i te kirihipi ahua kowhai nei, i tere ra te kohakina e nga matua keke wetiweti o Hare, e nga Tuhiri. Heoi, i te huringa tau tekau ma tahi o Hare, ka papa mai tetahi tangata hitawe ake nei, a Rupehu Hakiri, me etahi korero whakamiharo: he kirimatarau a Hare Pota, a, kua whai turanga ia ki Te Kura Matarau o Howata.

    I te pukapuka tuatahi o nga tino korero ma nga tamariki a mohoa nei, ka whakamohio a Rana ratou ko Heremaiani, ko Tamaratoa, ko Ahorangi Makonara i a Hare me te kaipanui ki te Kuitiki me Tera-e-Mohiotia-ra, ki te whainga o te matarau me te oha mai i mua. I te whakaawenga o te whakawhitia ki te reo Maori e Leon Blake, ka timata te korero i konei.

    Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bearing a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger and a snake surrounding a large letter 'H'.

    Harry Potter had never even heard of Hogwarts when letters started arriving for Mr H. Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive. In emerald-green ink on yellowish parchment, they were swiftly confiscated by Harry's grisly aunt and uncle the Dursleys. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid burst in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

    In the first volume of one of the greatest children's stories of all time, Ron and Hermione, Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall introduce Harry and the reader to Quidditch and You-Know-Who, to the promise of magic and the inheritence of the past. Now inspirationally translated into te reo Maori by Leon Blake, the story starts here.

    ISBN: 9781869409142
    Publication date: 15/10/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Rowling, J.K.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha
    He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha
    Kaore kau he kaumatua hei rite mo Te Rauparaha te mohio ki te whawhai, me te toa hoki, me te tino tangata ki te atawhai tangata.

    There has never been a man equal to Te Rauparaha in terms of knowledge of warfare and prowess in battle, and in being so dedicated to looking after people.
    -Tamihana Te Rauparaha

    Te Rauparaha is most well known today as the composer of the haka 'Ka Mate', made famous the world over by the All Blacks. A major figure in nineteenth-century history, Te Rauparaha was responsible for rearranging the tribal landscape of a large part of the country after leading his tribe Ngati Toa to migrate to Kapiti Island. He is venerated by his own descendants but reviled with equal passion by the descendants of those tribes who were on the receiving end of his military campaigns in the musket-war era.

    He Pukapuka Tataku i nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui is a 50,000-word account in te reo Maori of Te Rauparaha's life, written by his son Tamihana Te Rauparaha between 1866 and 1868. A pioneering work of Maori (and, indeed, indigenous) biography, Tamihana's narrative weaves together the oral accounts of his father and other kaumatua to produce an extraordinary account of Te Rauparaha and his rapidly changing world.

    Edited and translated by Ross Calman, a descendant of Te Rauparaha, He Pukapuka Tataku i nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui makes available for the first time this major work of Maori literature in a parallel Maori/English edition.

    ISBN: 9781869409203
    Publication date: 12/11/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Calman, Ross
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • He Whakamarama a Full Self Help Course in Maori
    He Whakamarama a Full Self Help Course in Maori
    He Whakamarama is a full course in everyday Maori language. Aimed at students of all ages and backgrounds, it features a concise but comprehensive approach in one volume. Straightforward explanations with numerous examples. A logical sequence to allow rapid progress. Revision exercises to reinforce and confirm understanding. Classic photos by Gil Hanly.

    ISBN: 9781442531093
    Publication date: 01/01/2012
    Edition: 4
    Price: $61.99
    Author: Foster, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $61.99
  • Huia Short Stories: 13 Contemporary Maori Fiction
    Huia Short Stories: 13 Contemporary Maori Fiction
    Here are the best short stories from the Pikihuia Awards for Maori writers 2019 as judged by Scotty Morrison, Robyn Bargh, Tuehu Harris, Whiti Hereaka, Poia Rewi and Carol Hirschfeld. This competition, run by the Maori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers, is held every two years to promote Maori writers and their work. This year, the awards sought short fiction from first-time, emerging and published writers in te reo Maori and English. The competition attracts several hundred entries each year from writers of all ages and those who are starting out to seasoned authors. This collection of finalists' fiction celebrates Maori writing, introduces new talent and gives an opportunity for Maori writers to shine.

    ISBN: 9781775503965
    Price: $25.00
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Instant Maori
    Instant Maori
    Instant! Maori is a pocket-sized Maori-English phrase book packed with hundreds of practical and down-to-earth phrases - made easy. Using phonetics, it enables readers to speak correct Maori in seconds. The content includes the short and long version of what to say on a Marae, how to talk to your pets, appropriate phrases to say when at a hangi or in the pub, how to recite The Lord's Prayer, how to introduce yourself and family in Maori and even verbal exit strategies when you're surrounded by the Mongrel Mob.

    ISBN: 9780476006676
    Publication date: 23/09/2004
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Theobald, Nick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
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