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"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

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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

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In 1877, the NZ Supreme Court decided the case of Wi Parata vs. Bishop of Wellington, centred on the ownership and use of the Whitireia Block near Porirua, which had been granted by Ngati Toa to the Anglican Church for a school that was never built. Refusing jurisdiction over the case, the Court also denied the legal relevanc... read more

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Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors to bring together New Zealanders from differing backgrounds and disciplines to explore some of the stories and sites of conflict and change to be found amongst our sacred, historic, rural, urban and coastal landscapes. All engage with the underlying q... read more

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Maori society was in disarray in the early nineteenth century. While slavery in the deep south of the USA was terrible, in New Zealand it was brutal, with unexpected death and cannibalism a constant threat. There was mass killing. In the years following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, British forces imposed peace, bri... read more

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Do women have the right to speak on a marae? How should one respond to the wero? Who speaks first and last during whai korero? When do the manuhiri present their koha to the tangata whenua? These and many other questions are answered in this invaluable introduction Maori protocol. Hiwi and Pat Tauroa outline the sequen... read more

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Nga Tini Whetu - Navigating Maori Futures brings together twenty-five papers Mason Durie has presented at national and international conferences between 2004 and 2010. It discusses Maori moving towards a future involving new technologies, alliances, economies and levels of achievement.

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From Silence to Voice portrays the early 'silence' of Maori in New Zealand literature - characterised in caricature by colonial writers, then in increasingly sympathetic portraits from the likes of Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame and Noel Hilliard - through to the new and challenging works presented by Maori writers themselves.

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Professor Hirini Moko Mead's comprehensive survey of tikanga Maori (Maori protocol) is the most substantial of its kind ever published. Areas discussed include: social structures and groupings, the tapu-noa principle, protocol of the marae, welcome ceremonies, mourning ceremonies, tikanga of settlement and ritual confiscation... read more

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How can traditional Maori built environments inform contemporary urban development? - How could Maori values inspire our visions for the 21st century city? - What can indigenous knowledge tell us about how to create a more sustainable design for the future? Taone Tupa Ora suggests answers to these important questio... read more

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This landmark publication draws together all that has ever been written about the role of freshwater fishes in the lives of early Maori. Species such as tuna (eels), kanakana (lamprey), inanga and kokopu were of high importance in the traditional diets of Maori, who were well aware of the places and seasons in which these fis... read more

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The book is the first of a series to be published on research into the state of New Zealand's institutions and sectors of endeavour. This first book in the series focusses on Maori and social issues; the second will focus on Maori and educational endeavour.Each essay tackles the subject as it impacts on Maori now with per... read more

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The book provides insights into and analysis of traditional and contemporary models of Maori leadership. From this, it identifies three connected themes: understanding what makes a good leader, the importance of people and relationships, and the need to formulate a strategic plan and examines four leadership models: transacti... read more

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With less than 2 per cent of the total Māori population holding a doctorate, the need for Māori leadership planning in academia has never been greater. The purpose of this book is to present the experiences of new and emerging Māori academics as a guide for others aspiring to follow. In 2010 Professor Sir Mason Durie oversaw ... read more

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This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research – specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of researc... read more

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Commonsense questions about the Treaty of Waitangi 'The Treaty is a fraud' used to be a catch-cry of Maori activists - now, perhaps it should be shouted by Pakeha, argues David Round in this controversial new book. Following on from his thought-provoking series of articles on the Treaty and environmental issues in The Press, ... read more

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This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research – specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of research metho... read more

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Treaty of Watangi simplified and explained.

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Dealing with a diverse range of issues that affect Maori living in modern-day New Zealand, State of the Maori Nation is a collection of 21 short and informative essays drawn from Maori commentators, historians, teachers, researchers and academics working across the country in all manner of industries. This is a book with so... read more

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It is relatively easy to critique the New Zealand education system and show how inequalities in the treatment of Maori students have gone on for generations, to the extent that Maori justifiably perceive the system as being inherently biased against them. It is far more difficult to explain why Maori, despite their warrior he... read more

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