A new edition of this iconic book includes new larger format and photographs rescanned from Marti Friedlander's originals. It is an indepth photographic study of the ancient art of moko.
This book sets before the reader a compilation of printed and manuscript information on the healing practices of the New Zealand Maori. It does not claim to be complete, indeed this is impossible, and probably always was, given the secrecy surrounding the rituals, practices and healing methods of individual iwi and tribes. ... read more
|Awards:||Winner NZ Post Maori Language Award 2014.|
Te Moana's home is lashed by the winds and rain of a violent storm. The next morning, Te Moana notices something is wrong with the mare in the far paddock. Once closer, Te Moana recognises it is a foal, born into the water, and still inside it's birth sac...it's going to need help. This is a true story set on the East Coast o... read more
Anyone can learn to make a plaited kete, one of the oldest and most popular of Maori art forms, from the leaves of New Zealand flax (phormium tenax). Te Mahi Kete gives detailed, step-by-step instructions, illustrated with numerous line drawings and black-and-white photographs, for preparing the flax and plaiting two simple ... read more
|Author:||Kyle Mewburn (tr to Maori Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira)|
|Awards:||Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2010 and New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2010.|
Everyone loved Old Hu-Hu. But nobody loved him quite as much as little Hu-Hu-Tu. Old Hu-Hu is a thoughtful tale of young Hu-Hu-Tu's search for understanding of what has happened to his beloved Old Hu-Hu, who flew all the way to the moon (or so they said), then fell down dead. Sensitively written, this is a beautiful story of ... read more
Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, Maori Art and Design takes a fresh look at the Maori visual arts, with an emphasis not so much on the history of craft as on the design itself. Covering tattooing, drawing and painting, carving and weaving, the book explores the origination, evolution, and significance of the design... read more
Contains over 50,000 concise entries divided into Maori-English and English-Maori sections. Includes all the words most commonly used by fluent Maori speakers. Features a vocabulary list with words for new inventions, metric terms, modern concepts and scientific, computer, technological and legal terms. Incorporates an eas... read more
Mini format. Weaving was born of necessity. To keep the body warm, to clothe it; just as potters of pre-history made pots for mankind to hold foods and liquids. Both processes also express the human need to make and create, using the hands and eyes. This book describes briefly the traditional materials that Maori used for wea... read more
Traditional works in wood, bone, greenstone, feathers and fibre are collected in this guide to Maori art. Art historian Deidre Brown has selected the finest of Brian Brake's photographs and adds an interesting and informative introduction.
Arranged alphabetically for easy reference, the text summarises all important elements, influences and features of pre-European Maori life.
|Author:||Te Maire Tau|
Natanahira Waruwarutu was a child at the time of the capture of Kaiapoi Pa by Te Rauparaha's Ngati Toa warriors in 1832. The early years of his life, recounted here in the original Maori text and an accompanying translation, saw great change in the Maori communities of Waitaha (Canterbury) and Akaora. Otako leaders set asid... read more
"Te Ao Maori" is a tour of the Maori world in images and text (Maori and English), plus a matching DVD with actors performing the haka, poi, hongi and a tour of a marae. It is hugely informative and at the same time very accessible. A fantastic resource for tourists and for New Zealanders who want to know more about the cultu... read more
Kura Koiwi is both a personal account of Brian Flintoff’s career as a carver, but also an important exploration of Maori art and how it relates to carving.
Heavily illustrated with exquisite examples of his, and other people’s work, this book explains the mythology and symbolism behind his work, and in doing... read more
|Awards:||Finalist Picture Book New Zealand Children's Book Awards 2013|
It’s almost Guy Fawkes Night, and at the school speech competition Andy talks about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. The children cheer excitedly, thinking Andy will win the contest. But then, Aroha gets up, wearing a white feather in her hair, and tells the story of another fifth of November - the invasion of Parihaka in 1881.
Learn to count in te reo Maori. Numbers 1-15. This is more than just a counting book. For ages 1+
He aha te mea nui o te Ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata What is most precious and important in this world? It is people, it is people, it is people. A collection of poignant pepeha (Maori proverbs) explained in English with images of Maori that embody the messages. This precious gift book opens doors to a Maori worl... read more
The Raupo Essential Maori Dictionary is an invaluable introductory dictionary for students of te reo Maori. It features: clear, easy-to-follow Maori-English and English-Maori sections, with the Maori and English alphabets at the top of each page, all the words a learner is likely to encounter, including contemporary usage an... read more
Te Wahapü is the second book in this comprehensive, enjoyable and easily understandable self-tuition course for Maori language. Te Rere o te Reo offers an up-to-date bilingual approach to mastering te reo Mäori, designed for learners of all backgrounds in today’s world. As notable Mäori language advoca... read more
Maui wonders what it would be like to live forever. He enters the Goddess of Death and discovers stars, heavens and the gods. Missing his people, he is sent home by the highest god, Rehua, who gives him the special gift of being able to transform himself. Peter Gossage's brilliantly illustrated retelling of the traditional Ma... read more
The creation myth of Maori legend is simply told in Peter's stunning, illustrative style. Bold design and brief text introduce the struggle of the children of Rangi and Papa as they try to part their parents and bring light to the world.