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Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture
  

Marae: The Heart of Maori Culture (Hardback)

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"Step-by-step guide to a powhiri, or welcome ceremony, showing and describing what happens, the people involved, what they do, and the values and understandings underpinning the ceremony. There is also a close look at the outside and inside of a wharenui, or meeting house, showin ...

ISBN 9781775501947
Published 30 June 2015 by Huia Publishers
Interest Age All ages
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Arohanui: Revenge of the Fey
 

Arohanui: Revenge of the Fey (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Pearse-Otene, Helen; Other Burdan, Andrew

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"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 traged ...

ISBN 9781775501664
Published 30 June 2015 by Huia Publishers
Interest Age 9-11 years
Series The Matawehi Fables
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Meariki: The Quest for Truth
 

Meariki: The Quest for Truth (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Pearse-Otene, Helen; Other Burdan, Andrew

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Meariki is a slave to the people of Ngai Kuwai and must obey the chief and look after his only daughter, Hineamuru. When Hineamuru is abducted by a warlock, Meariki and Pehi, a young warrior and Hineamuru's lover, go on a hazardous journey to rescue Hineamuru. Pehi is brave but a ...

ISBN 9781775501718
Published 30 June 2015 by Huia Publishers
Interest Age 10-16 years
Series The Matawehi Fables series
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TAKOA 2014-2015
   

TAKOA 2014-2015 (Paperback)

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TAKOA Rua-mano is a networking and linkage resource. It supports the needs of whanau, community organisations, Government groups and commerce. TAKOA Rua-mano contains more than 2000 listings and includes information on Marae, Iwi, Social Services, Business, Justice, Education, ...

ISBN 504257
Published 15 July 2015
Interest Age All ages
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A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930
  

A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930 (Hardback)

By Ellis, Ngarino; Other Robertson, Natalie S.

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From the emergence of the chapel and the wharenui in the nineteenth century to the rejuvenation of carving by Apirana Ngata in the 1920s, Maori carving went through a rapid evolution from 1830 to 1930. Focusing on thirty meeting houses, Ngarino Ellis tells the story of Ngati Poro ...

ISBN 9781869407377
Published 1 June 2015 by Auckland University Press
Interest Age All ages
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Rhyme & Reo: Aeiou: A Fun Way to Learn Maori Vowel Sounds
 

Rhyme & Reo: Aeiou: A Fun Way to Learn Maori Vowel Sounds (Paperback)

By Ngatai, Jessica

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Celebrating te reo Maori, one of the official languages of Aotearoa soon to be released Rhyme & Reo: aeiou. This book aims to help teachers, parents and children to learn and have fun with te reo Maori. Passionate about te reo Maori, author Jessica Ngatai says: "I love ...

ISBN 9780994114228
Published 1 June 2015
Interest Age 2-6 years
Language (Maori)
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A Crooked Rib
  

A Crooked Rib (Paperback)

By Corbalis, Judy

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A compelling novel based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere. Lady Grey's indiscretion caused her to be cast off by her husband a ...

ISBN 9781775538264
Published 29 July 2015 by Random House
Interest Age All ages
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10 Goofy Geckos
 

10 Goofy Geckos (Paperback)

Illustrated by Hinde, Deborah; Performed by Terei, Pio; Translated by Roberts, Ngaere

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"[A] kiwi take on the traditional song Ten Green Bottles, with lyrics in English and Maori. This one features goofy geckos going on camp in the New Zealand bush (hiking, climbing, surfing, toasting marshmellows round the fire, etc)"--Back cover.

ISBN 9781775433231
Published 1 August 2015 by Scholastic
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Maori Carving: The Art of Preserving Maori History
  

Maori Carving: The Art of Preserving Maori History (Paperback)

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"This photograph-rich book shows and describes the process of carving, covering the types of materials and tools used, the carving strokes and surface patterns and different regional styles. It shows the range of items carved from meeting houses to musical instruments, waka or ca ...

ISBN 9781775501916
Published 30 June 2015 by Huia Publishers
Interest Age All ages
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Tauira: Maori Methods of Learning and Teaching
  

Tauira: Maori Methods of Learning and Teaching (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Metge, Joan

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Based on extensive interviews with 21 individuals, this book allows us to listen to Maori from Northland recall the mid-20th century rural world in which they grew up. Metge's work tackles important questions about Maori teaching and learning: What was the role of whanau and hapu ...

ISBN 9781869408220
Published 15 June 2015 by Auckland University Press
Interest Age All ages
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