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List of titles published in the past 3 months (Apr 2014 - Jul 2014).

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Daniel's Matariki Feast
 

Daniel's Matariki Feast (Paperback)

By Beyer, Rebecca; Wellington, Linley; Illustrated by Ross, Christine

  • RRP: $19.99
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Daniel is nervous on his first day of 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 an ...

ISBN 9781877378911
Published 1 May 2014 by David Ling Publishing Limited
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Matariki
 

Matariki (Paperback)

By Holt, Sharon; Illustrated by Hinde, Deborah

  • RRP: $24.99
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A song about celebrating Matariki. A family wakes early to watch the Pleiades rise in the North East, and then during the day, whanau arrive with food to share.

ISBN 9780473274238
Published 26 April 2014 by The Writing Bug Ltd
Interest Age 2-6 years
Series Te Reo Singalong
Language (Maori)
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Puanga, Star of the Maori New Year
  

Puanga, Star of the Maori New Year (Paperback)

By Rerekura, Sam

  • RRP: $63.99
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Puanga is the star Rigel in Orion. Most of the tribes of the Maori people in Aotearoa observed Puanga to mark the beginning of the Maori New Year. In Maori mythology he was believed to be the older brother of Matariki. His cosmic rising between May and June in the early morning s ...

ISBN 9780473278304
Published 23 May 2014
Interest Age All ages
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Taratoa and the Code of Conduct: A Story from the Battle of Gate Pa
 

Taratoa and the Code of Conduct: A Story from the Battle of Gate Pa (Hardback)

By McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by McCauley, Sophie; Translated by Waaka, Tamati

  • RRP: $24.99
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In the early 1860s people around the world were reviewing methods of warfare and improvements to how wounded soldiers from all sides were treated. Tauranga Maori were among those pondering the same ideals as notable reformers Henry Dunant and Florence Nightingale. Henare Taratoa ...

ISBN 9780473268954
Published 17 April 2014 by Mauao Publishing
Interest Age 5-12 years
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He Aha Tenei?
 

He Aha Tenei? (Paperback)

By Holt, Sharon; Illustrated by Hinde, Deborah

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The latest book in the popular "Te Reo Singalong" series is all about bugs. Children in the book ask "what is this?" and find out the name of each bug. The trick at the end will surprise and intrigue teachers and children alike. the gorgeous illustrations and catchy tune will mak ...

ISBN 9780473285906
Published 1 July 2014 by The Writing Bug Ltd
Interest Age 2-6 years
Series Te Reo Singalong
Language (Maori)
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Hairy Maclary No te Teri a Tanarahana
 

Hairy Maclary No te Teri a Tanarahana (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Dodd, Lynley; Translated by Shortland, Waihoroi

  • RRP: $17.99
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'Ki waho i te keti te hikoitanga a Hairy Maclary no te Teri a Tanarahana...' For the first time Lynley Dodd's famous Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy is available in Maori. Translated by broadcaster, actor and writer, Waihoroi Shortland.

ISBN 9780143308317
Published 28 May 2014 by Penguin
Interest Age 2-6 years
Language (Maori)
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Te Pahi: The Adventurer
 

Te Pahi: The Adventurer (Paperback)

By Condon, Alison; Taggart, Gina; Illustrated by Hassounia, Tania

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When Chief Te Pahi meets Samuel Marsden on a visit to Australia in 1805, a new relationship begins -- opening the way for a friendship between Maori and missionaries. Te Pahi is impressed with all the new things he learns, but one day he hears something he thinks is very wrong. H ...

ISBN 9780992257132
Published 17 April 2014
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series Chronicles of Paki
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The Last Maopo: The Life and First World War Sacrifice of Wiremu Maopo
  

The Last Maopo: The Life and First World War Sacrifice of Wiremu Maopo (Paperback)

By Simpson, Tania

  • RRP: $34.99
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The incredible, moving story of Wiremu Maopo, the last of his line in an eminent South Island family, who joined the second Maori Contingent and went off to fight in the First World War. Wiremu writes regularly to his friend Virgie, and the story of Wiremu's life is woven around ...

ISBN 9781877514661
Published 10 April 2014 by Oratia Media
Interest Age All ages
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Patuone: The Peacemaker
 

Patuone: The Peacemaker (Paperback)

By Condon, Alison; Taggart, Gina; Illustrated by Hassounia, Tania

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A Wesleyan mission station in Northland has been raided causing the missionaries to flee for their lives. A Maori war party is moving through the bush towards them bringing a new danger. Chief Patuone has a decision to make -- kill the white people or follow the new message that ...

ISBN 9780992257156
Published 17 April 2014
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series Chronicles of Paki
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Ruatara and the New Beginning
 

Ruatara and the New Beginning (Paperback)

By Condon, Alison; Taggart, Gina; Illustrated by Hassounia, Tania

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Ruatara loves adventure. The young man from the chiefly line of Ngapuhi can't wait to set sail for England to meet the King. It's an adventure that will nearly cost him his life, and which will bring about enormous changes in his country"--Back cover.

ISBN 9780992257149
Published 17 April 2014
Interest Age 4-12 years
Series Chronicles of Paki
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