• Maori Myth and Legend Traditional Stories
    Maori Myth and Legend Traditional Stories
    The Maori have a rich and colourful tradition of myth and legend - many of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic, bestselling book. Written with the general reader in mind, the stories range from the creation of the world and the coming of life, death and knowledge. They incorporate the great god Tane, Maui who tamed the sun, the woman on the moon, monsters, fairies, wondrous birds and moving mountains.

    ISBN: 9780143565475
    Publication date: 27/06/2011
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Reed, A.W.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Mauri Ora
    Mauri Ora
    Pearls of wisdom contained in proverbs - whakatauk I - have been gifted from generation to generation as an intrinsic part of the Maori world. As powerful metaphors, they combine analogy and cultural history in the most economical of words. Short and insightful, they surprise, engendering reflection, learning and personal growth. Mauri Ora links whakatauk I to key personal virtues idealised across cultures and generations. The virtues - wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief - stem from the science of positive psychology; the study of how to live a better life. Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs from an old world, this book draws on traditional wisdom to provide a recipe for personal effectiveness and leadership, and a rewarding connection of Maori knowledge to contemporary thinking about personal happiness and fulfilment.

    ISBN: 9780947503147
    Publication date: 24/10/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Alsop, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna the Sayings of the Ancestors
    Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna the Sayings of the Ancestors
    This collection contains over 2500 'pepeha', or 'sayings of the ancestors', that were gathered and compiled from all over New Zealand over a 20-year period. More than just proverbs, 'pepeha' include charms, witticisms, figures of speech, and boasts, and they are featured in the formal speeches heard every day on the 'marae' and in the oral literature handed down from past generations. These expressions provide a rich source of vocabulary, using metaphor and an economy of words to show language that enriches the Maori of today.

    ISBN: 9780864734624
    Publication date: 01/06/2003
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Moko Mead, Hirini
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Outcasts of the Gods The Struggle Over Slavery in Maori New Zealand
    Outcasts of the Gods The Struggle Over Slavery in Maori New Zealand
    Tracing ideas of freedom and unfreedom in Maori society, this book is the first history of Maori war captives. 'Us Maoris used to practise slavery just like them poor Negroes had to endure in America...' says Beth Heke in Once Were Warriors. 'Oh those evil colonials who destroyed Maori culture by ending slavery and cannibalism while increasing the life expectancy,' wrote a sarcastic blogger recently. So was Maori slavery 'just like' the experience of Africans in the Americas and were British missionaries or colonial administrators responsible for ending the practice? What was the nature of freedom and unfreedom in Maori society and how did that intersect with British colonists and the anti-slavery movement? This book is the first history of Maori war captives. Drawing on Maori oral sources as well the records of colonists, Petrie analyses freedom and unfreedom in traditional Maori society; the role of economics and mana in shaping captivity; and how the arrival of colonists, trade and war transformed Maori society and the place of captives.

    ISBN: 9781869408305
    Publication date: 21/09/2015
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Petrie, Hazel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Path to the Treaty of Waitangi Te Ara Ki Te Tiriti
    Path to the Treaty of Waitangi Te Ara Ki Te Tiriti
    Provides a fresh and vigorous assault on our entire understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi. Moon combines impressive scholarship with powerful logic to produce a meticulous portrait of the formation of New Zealand's fouding documents.

    ISBN: 9780908990832
    Publication date: 01/09/2002
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Moon, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Pronounce Maori With Confidence
    Pronounce Maori With Confidence
    This book and CD set gives the basics of how to pronounce Maori correctly, while teaching a little of the language to be used in everyday life. No prior knowledge of Maori is required. The CD-Rom - playable on audio and viewable on computer - supports the book at every step and presents the correct pronunciation as a model for your own practice. First published by Reed, this is a new 2009 Raupo edition from Penguin.

    ISBN: 9780143202387
    Publication date: 30/03/2009
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Niwa, Hoana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Story of a Treaty
    Story of a Treaty
    In constant use for over twenty years, a new generation will benefit from this long-awaited new edition of New Zealand's most accessible introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi. Popular with students and general readers, this lively short history is drawn from Claudia Orange's extensive and award-winning writing about this key document. New material brings the narrative up to date, while a richer range of illustrations and full-colour design ensures THE STORY OF A TREATY will remain an authoritative introduction into the future.

    ISBN: 9781927131442
    Publication date: 15/02/2013
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Orange, Claudia
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Struggle for Maori Fishing Rights: Te Ika a Maori
    Struggle for Maori Fishing Rights: Te Ika a Maori
    Maori fishing rights were guaranteed by the Treaty of Waitangi, taken away by Crown actions, and, along with Maori land rights and other grievances, contested throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Finally, after years of struggle in the courts, through the Waitangi Tribunal and in protests, Maori fishing rights were restored. This book claims that four pou or elements significantly assisted in the recognition and eventual recovery of Maori fishing rights: The Treaty of Waitangi; the courts; The Waitangi Tribunal and the resilience and tenacity of Maori people, who never gave up fighting for what was right. The author argues that the strong tradition of fairness and justice in New Zealand society provided a platform for Maori and Pakeha to support the four pou and address the injustices that included not only a denial of Maori fishing rights but also a large number of others. The restoration of Maori fishing rights, therefore, is not an isolated event but is part of the larger picture of New Zealand society accepting that Maori had been unjustly treated since the 1840s and choosing to redress those injustices.

    ISBN: 9781775501961
    Publication date: 31/03/2016
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Bargh, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Tangata Whenua a History
    Tangata Whenua a History
    Tangata Whenua: A History presents a rich narrative of the Maori past from ancient origins in South China to the twenty-first century, in a handy paperback format. The authoritative text is drawn directly from the award-winning Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History; the full text of the big hardback is available in a reader-friendly edition, ideal for students and for bedtime reading, and a perfect gift for those whose budgets do not stretch to the illustrated edition. Maps and diagrams complement the text, along with a full set of references and the important statistical appendix.Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History was published to widespread acclaim in late 2014. This magnificent history has featured regularly in the award lists: winner of the 2015 Royal Society Science Book Prize, shortlisted for the international Ernest Scott Prize, winner of the Te Korero o Mua (History) Award at the Nga Kupu ora Aotearoa Maori Book Awards, and Gold in the Pride in Print Awards.The importance of this history to New Zealand cannot be overstated. Maori leaders emphatically endorsed the book, as have reviewers and younger commentators.
    They speak of the way Tangata Whenua draws together different strands of knowledge - from historical research through archaeology and science to oral tradition. They remark on the contribution this book makes to evolving knowledge, describing it as 'a canvas to paint the future on'. And many comment on the contribution it makes to the growth of understanding between the people of this country.

    ISBN: 9780908321537
    Publication date: 23/11/2015
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Harris, Aroha
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Tangata Whenua an Illustrated History
    Tangata Whenua an Illustrated History
    A landmark publication, Tangata Whenua portrays the sweep of Maori history from Pacific origins to the twenty-first century. Through narrative and images, it offers a striking overview of the past, grounded in specific localities and histories. Fifteen chapters bring together scholarship in history, archaeology, traditional narratives and oral history. Images from around the country (and from international museums) include taonga and artefacts, early European sketches and paintings along with contemporary artworks, and many photographs from collections and newspapers. Placing Maori at the centre of the country's story, Tangata Whenua begins in the Pacific and outlines early settlement in New Zealand. A second section covers the period of great change in the nineteenth century, examining how Maori communities were affected by the influx of new technology, religious ideas, trade and literacy. The history then extends forward through the twentieth century - with two world wars, the growth of an urban Maori culture, rising protest, and Treaty claims and settlements.
    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, Maori are drawing on both international connections and their ancestral place in Aotearoa. The ways in which growth and development are interwoven with tension and resistance will be evident in the future as they have been throughout the past.

    ISBN: 9781927131411
    Publication date: 15/11/2014
    Price: $99.99
    Author: Anderson, Atholl
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $99.99
  • Tauira Maori Methods of Learning and Teaching
    Tauira Maori Methods of Learning and Teaching
    Based on extensive interviews with 21 individuals, this book allows us to listen to M?ori from Northland recall the mid-20th century rural world in which they grew up. MetgeAEs work tackles important questions about M?ori teaching and learning: What was the role of whanau and hapu, household and marae, kaumatua and siblings, work and play in learning? How much learning was practical and how much by teaching? Metge shows that M?ori ways of learning flourished alongside the school system in rural Northland and that those educational practices had a particular form and philosophy. M?ori focused on learning by doing, teaching in context, learning in a group, memorising, and advancement when ready. M?ori of rural Northland imparted cultural knowledge as well as practical skills through daily life and storytelling, in whanau and community activities. Under achievement of M?ori children in state schools is often attributed to deficiencies in the childrenAEs home environment. Joan Metge presents a different view. She introduces readers to M?ori methods of teaching and learning that are rich in lessons for us all.

    ISBN: 9781869408220
    Publication date: 15/06/2015
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Metge, Joan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Te Mahuri Study Guide
    Te Mahuri Study Guide
    This study guide is designed to accompany Te Mahuri (Second Edition), the upper-intermediate-level text of the Te Whanake Maori language series. It contains grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing exercises for independent study. These allow the student to practice the language introduced and explained in the corresponding chapter of the textbook and previous books in the series.

    ISBN: 9780582545793
    Publication date: 16/07/2004
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Moorfield, John C.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
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