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By Yates, Beatrice; Illustrated by Merewether, Katherine Q.
CD and song book featuring all the favourites such as A E I O U, Oma rapiti, Ine Day a Taniwha, Ma is white Whero is Red
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By Bea, Aunty; Illustrated by Merewether, Katherine Q.
Presents the legend 'Tamatekapua" in an illustrated book with a CD inserted inside back cover. Tells the story of Tamatekapua, the chief of the Te Arawa canoe. Tamatekapua and his young brother Whakaturia stole breadfruit from Uenuku, and then sailed with the high priest Ngatoroi...rangi from Hawaiiki to Maketu, where Tamatekapua and his descendants peopled the land.Read more
Hinemoa rawa ko Tutanekai or Hinemoa and Tutanekai
is a well known true, love story. It is about two young people who wanted to live together on Mokoia Island in the middle of Lake Rotorua. Hinemoa was a princess and Tutanekai was an illegitimate child who was not considered goo...d enough for Himemoa. He was a famous flute player.
As in all good love stories Hinemoa found a way to go to her lover. She swam from her village to Mokoia Island.
They lived a long and happy life and many of the Rotorua Maori are decedents of them.
This is a bilingual book with accompanying cd. There are also waiata pertaining to the story such as Pokare kare ana.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Kay Quin Merewether and the CD is compiled by Rodger Cunningham.
Many stories have been written about Hinemoa and Tutanekai but are now out of print.Read more
By Yates, Piatarihi
The story of the Second World War food truck "Te Rau Aroha". The families and children of the Native Schools of New Zealand raised 1000 pounds to build a truck to deliver food from home to the soldiers of the Maori Battalion. The soldiers treated the truck as a pet and mascot, an...d it provided food, cups of tea and biscuits to the soldiers through the war. Despite being captured by the Germans, it escaped again, and eventually returned home to visit all the Native Schools in New Zealand.Read more
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