• Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9781869409340
    Title: Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY

    Beginning in Northland and heading into the blue beyond, Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters and epiphanies, a dinghy ride through New Zealand's oceanic imagination.Every spring on Gregory O'Brien's front lawn, on a ridgetop in Hataitai, an upside-down dinghy blooms with flowering clematis. In this book, O'Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand - starting with a road trip through Northland and then voyaging out into the Pacific, to lead us into some under-explored territories of the South Pacific imagination.With creative spirits such as Janet Frame, Ralph Hotere, Robin White, John Pule and Epeli Hau'ofa as touchstones, O'Brien suggests how we New Zealanders might be re-imagining ourselves as an oceanic people on a small island in a big piece of water.Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters, sightings and unexpected epiphanies. It is a high-spirited, personal and inventive account of being alive at the outer extremities of Aotearoa New Zealand. 'This is my field notebook, my voyaging logbook,' Gregory O'Brien writes, 'this is my Schubert played on a barrel organ, my whale survey, my songbook.'Among the many artists whose work is featured are John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson, Fiona Hall, Euan Macleod, Laurence Aberhart and the Sydney-based painter Noel McKenna, who produced numerous works specifically for this book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Ask that Mountain: The Story of Parihaka New Edition
    Ask that Mountain: The Story of Parihaka New Edition
    ISBN: 9780143010869
    Title: Ask that Mountain: The Story of Parihaka New Edition
    Author: SCOTT DICK

    Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. Taking as their symbol the white feather, the chiefs Te Whiti and Tohu led Parihaka in one of the world's first-recorded campaigns of passive resistance. Maori ploughmen wrote its message across the settlers' pastures, and Maori fencers underlined the point by throwing barriers across the queen's highways. Withstanding repeated military action, the spirit of resistance born at Parihaka kept alive the flame of that supposedly 'dying race', the Maori. ASK THAT MOUNTAIN draws on official papers, settler manuscripts and oral history to give the first complete account of what took place at Parihaka. Now in its ninth edition, this seminal work was in 1995 named by the SUNDAY STAR-TIMES as one of the ten most important books published in New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna Isaac Coates & His Maori Portraits
    He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna Isaac Coates & His Maori Portraits
    ISBN: 9781988550206
    Title: He Ringatoi O Nga Tupuna Isaac Coates & His Maori Portraits
    Author: MITCHELL HILARY & MITCHELL JOHN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Healing Our History: The Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    Healing Our History: The Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    ISBN: 9780143567691
    Title: Healing Our History: The Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    Author: CONSEDINE ROBERT & CONSEDINE JOANNA

    'Based on years of Treaty work experience, [this book] is essential reading.'--Claudia Orange& The Treaty of Waitangi is the most important document in New Zealand's history.& Current Treaty issues and Maori/Pakeha relationships can only be understood within the wider story of New Zealand. As we understand and honour our history, we can acknowledge the need for restoration, healing and right relationships.& The public response to previous editions of this bestselling book by Robert Consedine and his daughter Joanna Consedine has been strong and overwhelmingly positive. & This 2012 edition updates and expands on the critical issues: the foreshore and seabed debate, Maori access to political power, and the emergence of the Maori Party; the remarkable growth of the Maori economy, self-determination, Maori language and the developments in Maori education; constitutional issues, and the benefits of the Treaty settlement process. New Zealand and all New Zealanders have much to celebrate-and many challenges ahead.& Drawing on Robert's unique experience as a leading Treaty educator, the powerful message of this book illustrates how each and every New Zealander across all cultures can discover a new sense of personal and national identity, grounded in an authentic Treaty relationship.& 'this is one of those books New Zealand needs.'--Michael King

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Hone Heke Nga Puhi Warrior
    Hone Heke Nga Puhi Warrior
    ISBN: 9780908990764
    Title: Hone Heke Nga Puhi Warrior
    Author: MOON PAUL

    A captivating account of the life of Hone Heke, first to sign the Treaty of Waitangi, then feller of the flagpole who at one stage seemed to hold the future of the young colony in his hand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa NZ
    International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781776560486
    Title: International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa NZ
    Author: ERUETI ANDREW

    Notwithstanding the progress made through all the tribunal reports and court cases from the 1980s, and the consequential changes in legislation and official policy, I would still rank the day that New Zealand gave support to the Declaration as the most significant day, in advancing Maori rights, since 6th February 1840.

    —Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie

    Over the past four decades, international indigenous rights have become a prominent aspect of international law and are now enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Yet, while endorsed by Aotearoa New Zealand in 2010, little remains known about how these standards came about, how the international movement that created them was established, and the implications of these standards on national reforms already protecting Maori rights.

    International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand seeks to answer these questions. This collection of essays places the Declaration in the context of New Zealand rights around such issues as Treaty settlements, mining policy and the status of Maori children. Crucially, it also asks how Maori can hold New Zealand to account against international indigenous rights.

    Contributors: Natalie Baird, Claire Breen, Claire Charters, Sarah Down, Andrew Erueti, Kirsty Gover, Justice Matthew S R Palmer, Matthew S Smith, Fleur Te Aho, Linda Te Aho, Tracey Whare

    Andrew Erueti lectures in indigenous and Maori rights at the Law Faculty of the University of Auckland. Prior to joining the faculty, he was the adviser to Amnesty International on indigenous rights and has worked with Maori and other indigenous communities in advancing their rights through various UN and regional human rights treaty bodies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ko Rongowhakaata: Ruku | Te Po, Ruku | Te Ao | The Story of Light & Shadow
    Ko Rongowhakaata: Ruku | Te Po, Ruku | Te Ao | The Story of Light & Shadow
    ISBN: 9780994136299
    Title: Ko Rongowhakaata: Ruku | Te Po, Ruku | Te Ao | The Story of Light & Shadow
    Author: KEITH MICHAEL & RONGOWHAKAATA IWI

    The Ko Rongowhakaata: Story of Light and Shadow exhibition at Te Papa is a window into the world of Rongowhakaata, the prominent iwi from the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne) region. The exhibition presents some of Rongowhakaata's greatest treasures and heirlooms, stories and relationships, and contemporary artistry. This book, in English and te reo Māori, backgrounds those stories and celebrates those treasures in outstanding images. Ruku i te pō, ruku i te ao. Delve into the dark, emerge into the light.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ko Tautoro, Te Pito O Toku Ao: A Ngapuhi Narrative
    Ko Tautoro, Te Pito O Toku Ao: A Ngapuhi Narrative
    ISBN: 9781869408145
    Title: Ko Tautoro, Te Pito O Toku Ao: A Ngapuhi Narrative
    Author: SADLER HONE

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and has occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler's powerful account of the origins, history and culture of the Ngapuhi people - a profound introduction to the Sacred House of Puhi. Sadler illustrates the unbroken chain of Ngapuhi sovereignty by looking in-depth at his own hapu of Ngati Moerewa, Ngati Rangi and Ngai Tawake ki te Waoku of Tautoro and Mataraua. The narrative is told through weaving together karakia and whakapapa, histories and korero that have been part of the oral traditions of Ngapuhi's whanau, hapu and iwi and handed down through the generations on marae and other gathering places. Presented first to open the Ngapuhi's claim before the Waitangi Tribunal, Sadler's narrative is a powerful Maori oral account, presented here in Maori and English on facing pages, of the story of New Zealand's largest iwi.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu’s Treaty Settlement
    Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu’s Treaty Settlement
    ISBN: 9781988503110
    Title: Long Time Coming: The story of Ngai Tahu’s Treaty Settlement
    Author: FISHER MARTIN

    The Ngai Tahu settlement, like all other Treaty of Waitangi settlements in Aotearoa New Zealand, was more a product of political compromise and expediency than measured justice. The Ngai Tahu claim, Te Kereme, spanned two centuries, from the first letter of protest to the Crown in 1849 to the final hearing by the Waitangi Tribunal between 1987 and 1989, and then the settlement in 1998. Generation after generation carried on the fight with hard work and persistence and yet, for nearly all Ngai Tahu, the result could not be called fair.
    The intense negotiations between the two parties, Ngai Tahu and the Crown, were led by a pair of intelligent, hard-nosed rangatira, who had a constructive but often acrimonious relationship – Tipene O’Regan and the Minister of Treaty Negotiations Doug Graham – but things were never that simple. The Ngai Tahu team had to answer to the communities back home and iwi members around the country. Most were strongly supportive, but others attacked them at hui, on the marae and in the media, courts and Parliament. Graham and his officials, too, had to answer to their political masters. And the general public – interested Pakeha, conservationists, farmers and others – had their own opinions.
    In this measured, comprehensive and readable account, Martin Fisher shows how, amid such strong internal and external pressures, the two sides somehow managed to negotiate one of the country’s longest legal documents. A Long Time Coming tells the extraordinary, complex and compelling story of Ngai Tahu’s treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown. But it also shines a light, for both Maori and Pakeha, on a crucial part of this country’s history that has not, until now, been widely enough known.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Maea te Toi Ora: Maori Health Transformations
    Maea te Toi Ora: Maori Health Transformations
    ISBN: 9781775502975
    Title: Maea te Toi Ora: Maori Health Transformations
    Author: KINGI TE KANI (EDITOR)

    Maori clinicians and researchers explore the relationship between Maori culture and Maori mental health. The six contributing authors in the collection are Simon Bennett, Mason Durie, Hinemoa Elder, Te Kani Kingi, Mark Lawrence and Rees Tapsell and are all well known in the mental health field. Each discusses aspects of Maori and indigenous health and the importance of culture to diagnosis, patient history, understanding causes, treatment and assessment of outcomes. Along with a discussion of current research into and knowledge about health and culture, the authors provide case studies from their own experiences of working with Maori to restore well-being.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    ISBN: 9781869408619
    Title: Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    Author: MCRAE JANE

    Maori oral tradition is the rich, poetic record of the past handed down by voice over generations through whakapapa, whakatauk?, k'rero and waiata. In genealogies and sayings, histories, stories and songs, M'ori tell of `te ao tawhito¿ or the old world: the gods, the migration of the Polynesian ancestors from Hawaiki and life here in Aotearoa. A voice from the past, today this remarkable record underpins the speeches, songs and prayers performed on marae and the teaching of tribal genealogies and histories. Indeed, the oral tradition underpins M'ori culture itself. This book introduces readers to the distinctive oral style and language of the traditional compositions, acknowledges the skills of the composers of old and explores the meaning of their striking imagery and figurative language. And it shows how ng? k'rero tuku iho ¿ the inherited words ¿ can be a deep well of knowledge about the way of life, wisdom and thinking of the M'ori ancestors."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Maori Weapons
    Maori Weapons
    ISBN: 9781877514708
    Title: Maori Weapons
    Author: EVANS JEFF

    Here is a full inventory of traditional Maori weapons with all the available written information about traditional weapons collected into one concise volume. MAORI WEAPONS provides complete cultural and technical information on the handmade weapons used by Maori, along with photos and line drawings. From the well-known taiaha and mere to the more obscure wahaika and maripi, this is a comprehensive guide that will serve a range of readers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Maori Weapons: In Pre-European NZ
    Maori Weapons: In Pre-European NZ
    ISBN: 9780947506155
    Title: Maori Weapons: In Pre-European NZ
    Author: EVANS JEFF

    Here is a full inventory of traditional Maori weapons with all the available written information about traditional weapons collected into one concise volume. MAORI WEAPONS provides complete cultural and technical information on the handmade weapons used by Maori, along with photos and line drawings. From the well-known taiaha and mere to the more obscure wahaika and maripi, this is a comprehensive guide that will serve a range of readers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
    $37.99
  • Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare I Hoki Mai
    Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare I Hoki Mai
    ISBN: 9781775502128
    Title: Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare I Hoki Mai
    Author: MEAD HIRINI, HARVEY LAYNE & NGAROPO POUROTO

    Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away.

    The story of Mataatua is part of the story of the desecration of Ngati Awa by the Crown and the fight of the people to regain their sovereignty. Following the confiscation of Ngati Awa land in the 1860s and the devastation to the people of Ngati Awa, building a wharenui was proposed as a way to reunite Ngati Awa. The result was Mataatua, a magnificent wharenui, honoring the people, their history and whakapapa, and the skills of the craftspeople, and establishing a living marae.

    Shortly after it was opened, the government requested that Mataatua be an exhibit at the Sydney International Exhibition, and from here, it travelled across the globe until ending as an exhibit in Otago Museum. By this time, the government had claimed ownership of Mataatua, and it took more than fifty years of perseverance by Ngati Awa to have Mataatua returned to Whakatane to again become a living wharenui in the care of its people. In words and photographs, the book describes the history and construction of Mataatua, its appropriation, work undertaken by generations to have it returned, and the detail of its rebuild and opening in 2011.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Moemoea: Maori Counselling Journeys
    Moemoea: Maori Counselling Journeys
    ISBN: 9781927212264
    Title: Moemoea: Maori Counselling Journeys
    Author: CROCKET KATHIE ET AL

    This book is for:
    Maori practitioners and other practitioners supporting whanau

    This book is about:
    Employing whakaaro Maori (Maori knowledge) in counselling practice with whanau
    Learning and teaching mana-enhancing counselling practice.

    There are no competing books on the market today, and this is a practical and accessible resource for all those engaged in counsellor education, practising counsellors, as well as pastoral caregivers and clergy, social and community workers, mental health workers, teachers in guidance-related roles in school, and counsellors within voluntary organisations.
    Maori perspectives are incorporated into the counselling process and these give shape to the therapeutic encounter – as an aid to promote understanding. The shift away from a “deficit approach” is important in this book – its orientation is strengths-based and the approach in the model is a team approach. The broad goal is to foster Maori-centred practice as a distinctive approach to assist whanau realise their potential.
    The editorial group have drawn the material from Master’s level teaching and research at Waikato University, NZ.

    Kathie Crocket is the lead author/editor of “Ethics in Practice”


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Nga Iwi o Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People/Nga Koorero Tuku Iho O Nga Tuupuna
    Nga Iwi o Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People/Nga Koorero Tuku Iho O Nga Tuupuna
    ISBN: 9781869403317
    Title: Nga Iwi o Tainui: The Traditional History of the Tainui People/Nga Koorero Tuku Iho O Nga Tuupuna
    Author: JONES PEI TE HURINUI & BIGGS BRUCE

    Blending academic history and cultural insight, this bilingual compilation charts the genealogies, songs, and stories of the Polynesian/Maori Tainui people. More than 60 stories and 50 genealogical tables convey the astounding depth and color of the native people of New Zealand in this compelling cultural study.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna: the Sayings of the Ancestors
    Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna: the Sayings of the Ancestors
    ISBN: 9780864734624
    Title: Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna: the Sayings of the Ancestors
    Author: MEAD HIRINI MOKO

    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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Ngati Kahu: Portrait of a Sovereign Nation
    Ngati Kahu: Portrait of a Sovereign Nation
    ISBN: 9781775503040
    Title: Ngati Kahu: Portrait of a Sovereign Nation
    Author: MUTU MARGARET ET AL

    This book describes the iwi of Ngti Kahu through the traditions and histories of each of the sixteen hap, told by kuia and kaumtua and kept alive for future generations. These include histories of poverty, deprivation and marginalisation at the hands of the Crown, and loss of lands of the iwi. The book examines the range of techniques used by the Crown to justify its actions and the way these laid the groundwork for continuing injustices. The remedies needed to redress these injustices and achieve reconciliation of Ngti Kahu and the Crown are set out. These include constitutional change to achieve the restoration of political, social and economic well-being to Ngti Kahu, Crown relinquishment of all Ngti Kahu lands to their rightful owners and payment of sufficient compensation to ensure no further Treaty of Waitangi claims. This history of Ngti Kahu details the range of Crown actions against Ngti Kahu to the current day, the effects of these actions on the people of Ngti Kahu and the concerted and continuing efforts by Ngti Kahu for remedies and reconciliation with the Crown.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Ngoingoi Pewhairangi: A Remarkable Life
    Ngoingoi Pewhairangi: A Remarkable Life
    ISBN: 9781775503484
    Title: Ngoingoi Pewhairangi: A Remarkable Life
    Author: KA'AI TANIA

    "Ngoingoi Pwhairangi was a highly respected leader from Te Whnau-a-Ruataupare at Tokomaru Bay who was passionate about the revitalisation and flourishing of the Mori world. She actively introduced initiatives in education, language and the arts and was a Mori leader of note, receiving a QSM for her services to Mori. She is also widely remembered for her beautiful song compositions, which are performed today. This biography describes her considerable achievements across many areas, her work for others, her humility and perseverance, and it brings her to life through stories from her peers, former students and family"--Publisher information.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Simple Nullity the Wi Parata Case in Nz Law & History
    Simple Nullity the Wi Parata Case in Nz Law & History
    ISBN: 9781869404840
    Title: Simple Nullity the Wi Parata Case in Nz Law & History
    Author: WILLIAMS DAVID

    The 1877 legal case Wi Parata v Bishop of Wellington centred on the ownership and use of the Whitireia Block, near Porirua. In refusing to inquire into ownership of the block, the Supreme Court judges dismissed the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi: 'So far indeed as that instrument purported to cede the sovereignty - a matter with which we are not directly concerned - it must be regarded as a simple nullity.' Over the past 25 years, this 'simple nullity' view of the Treaty has been castigated and the 'infamous' case seen as symbolic of the neglect of Maori rights. Now, David V Williams takes a fresh look at the case, affording new insights into both Maori-Pakeha relations in the nineteenth century and the legal position of the Treaty. Behind the apparent dismissal of the Treaty as a 'simple nullity' lay deep arguments about the place of Maori and Pakeha in Aotearoa New Zealand, which are as relevant now as they were then.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Stories Without End
    Stories Without End
    ISBN: 9781877242472
    Title: Stories Without End
    Author: BINNEY JUDITH

    Judith Binney's work spans nearly forty years of historical endeavour that began with the award-winning biography of the missionary Thomas Kendall, The Legacy of Guilt (1968). Her magisterial publication of 2009, Encircled Lands, is the culmination of many years' work on the history of the Urewera - a great scholarly enterprise that began with a visit to Maungapohatu in the late 1970s. The questions that presented themselves, in that place about that history, led to what Judith Binney has called 'the unanticipated trilogy': Mihaia (the biography of Rua Kenana); Nga Morehu (oral histories of women connected to the Ringatu church); and prize-winning biography of Te Kooti, Redemption Songs. Around this central core of remarkable books stands a ring of essays, exploring sidepaths, offering other stories, presenting glimpses tangential to her historical narratives. The people of these 'stories without end' are those we meet in the books: Rua and Te Kooti, their wives and their descendants; the leaders of the Urewera; the schoolteachers from Maungapohatu; those early missionaries; the government men. Oral history brings its particular resonance to some essays; a discourse on symbols and maps lends insight to another; taking this very specific history, located in the Urewera, to readers outside New Zealand gives a new slant. The stories in this collection are just that: narratives that flow one into another, filling out histories, bringing people out of the shadows, bringing scholarship to life. They are 'stories without end', from a writer who is also one of New Zealand's greatest scholars.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Story of a Treaty 2nd Edition
    Story of a Treaty 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9781927131442
    Title: Story of a Treaty 2nd Edition
    Author: ORANGE CLAUDIA

    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.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Survival of Maori as a People: A Collection of Papers
    Survival of Maori as a People: A Collection of Papers
    ISBN: 9781775506416
    Title: Survival of Maori as a People: A Collection of Papers
    Author: WINIATA WHATARANGI & LUKE DAPHNE

    This collection of twenty-five papers by Professor Whatarangi Winiata and co-authors given over the last forty years, comment on Maori spirituality, social development, education and political affairs. They cover Professor Winiata's experiences of and thinking about reengineering the working of the Hahi Mihinare; driving the iwi development programme Whakatupuranga Rua Mano, which led to the foundation of the first contemporary whare wananga; galvanising the New Zealand Maori Council to hold the Crown accountable over fisheries, forestry, language and broadcasting; and co-founding the Maori Party with Dame Tariana Turia and Sir Pita Sharples. The papers are organised into themes of iwi Maori, matauranga Maori, tino rangatiratanga, and the survival and wellbeing of Maori people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Tangata Whenua: A History
    Tangata Whenua: A History
    ISBN: 9780908321537
    Title: Tangata Whenua: A History
    Author: ANDERSON ATHOLL, BINNEY JUDITH & HARRIS AROHA

    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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Te Hokowhitu a Tu: The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War
    Te Hokowhitu a Tu: The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War
    ISBN: 9780947506384
    Title: Te Hokowhitu a Tu: The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War
    Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER

    In Te Hokowhitu a Tu, into its second reprint, distinguished military historian Christopher Pugsley recounts the story of the Maori Pioneer Battalion for a new generation. Drawing on rare archival material and previously unpublished diaries and letters, he not only tells the wider story of the Battalion's military exploits but also gives a vivid account of daily life for soldiers on active service. Illustrated with a large number of fascinating photographs, the book includes a complete list of soldiers who fought with the Battalion that will be of particular interest to their descendants.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Te Matau a Maui: Fishhooks, Fishing & Fisheries in Nz
    Te Matau a Maui: Fishhooks, Fishing & Fisheries in Nz
    ISBN: 9780473328696
    Title: Te Matau a Maui: Fishhooks, Fishing & Fisheries in Nz
    Author: PAULIN CHRIS & FENWICK MARK

    Prior to European arrival in New Zealand fishing was a significant component of Maori subsistence. Fish were taken with nets, traps, pots, spears, lures and hooks that were as effective as any modern hook. The superiority of European metals quickly became apparent and traditional tools were rapidly discarded. However, in the late 1800s numerous artefacts were produced by both Maori and Europeans in order to meet the demand from tourists and collectors. This publication summarises research into traditional Maori fish-hooks and fishing, the development of commercial fisheries and the subsequent impact on conservation and management of New Zealand’s fisheries resources since European settlement and the Treaty of Waitangi.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Te Taiao: Maori & the Natural World
    Te Taiao: Maori & the Natural World
    ISBN: 9781869537753
    Title: Te Taiao: Maori & the Natural World
    Author: TE ARA

    In traditional Maori knowledge, the weather, birds, fish and trees, sun and moon are related to each other, and to the people of the land, the tangata whenua. It is truly an interconnected world - a vast family of which humans are children of the earth and sky, and cousins to all living things. In this richly illustrated book, Maori scholars and writers share the traditional knowledge passed down the generations by word of mouth. It provides a unique window on the relationship of the people of this land with their environment, as well as the profound knowledge and necessary skills they needed to survive here. How did Maori describe and predict the weather, use the moon as a guide for successful fishing and planting, and celebrate Matariki, the Maori New Year? How did they describe and move about their environment, and survive. Discover forest lore and traditional uses of forest plants, how Maori hunted moa, harvested birds, fish and shellfish, and cultivated plants they bought with them from Polynesia. In a word - fascinating!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Treaty of Waitangi Settlements
    Treaty of Waitangi Settlements
    ISBN: 9781927131381
    Title: Treaty of Waitangi Settlements
    Author: WHEEN NICOLA & HAYWARD JANINE

    The settlement of iwi claims under the Treaty of Waitangi has been a prominent feature of NZ's political & legal landscape over the last thirty years. It has drawn international attention, as other nations seek ways to build new relationships between indigenous peoples & the state. Here leading scholars from the felds of law, history, Mäori studies & politics provide acomprehensive account of the settlement process. The contributors examine the history ofTreaty claims & the impact of Treaty settlements. The major settlements are considered, & their impact on the management & ownership of key resources (such as lands, forests, fisheries). The economic & social consequences for Mäori are debated, along with the impact of the settlement process on the Crown's relationship with Mäori. As the settlement of historical claims draws toward a close (forecast for 2014), this timely book considers the achievements & controversies of Treaty settlements over the years. How successful has the process been in redressing historic grievances? Are Treaty settlements truly ‘full and final’? Are major issues left unresolved? And how does NZ's attempt to build a new relationship between indigenous people & the state rate internationally?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Tuamaka the Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa NZ
    Tuamaka the Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781869404680
    Title: Tuamaka the Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa NZ
    Author: METGE JOAN

    From the point of view of a renowned anthropologist, this invaluable volume narrates the history of a multicultural New Zealand in which both Maori and non-Maori individuals cohabitate. Arguing that the Treaty of Waitangi of 1840--signed by the indigenous Maori and the British--established a foundation from which New Zealanders could grow and prosper, this account demonstrates how two cultures met, disputed, and dealt with diversity. In addition, this unique record analyzes the country's languages and myths and explores how they have influenced New Zealand society. Moving and engaging, this record covers six decades of enlightening field work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Whaikorero: The World of Maori Oratory
    Whaikorero: The World of Maori Oratory
    ISBN: 9781869404635
    Title: Whaikorero: The World of Maori Oratory
    Author: REWI POIA

    Anyone welcomed onto a marae will understand that whaikorero - oratory - is at the heart of Maori culture. Based on broad research and oral information from leading exponents of whaikorero, Poia Rewi explains whaikorero's origin and history, structure, language and style of delivery, who may speak and where speech happens. The book represents kuia and koroua from Tuhoe, Ngati Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Waikato-Maniapoto, Te Whakatohea, Ngapuhi and Ngati Whare. Featuring a range of sample whaikorero, WHAIKORERO provides quality examples for learners wishing to improve their whaikorero skills and offers fascinating insights to general readers.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building Decoration & Ritual in Aotearoa NZ 1834-1863
    Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building Decoration & Ritual in Aotearoa NZ 1834-1863
    ISBN: 9781869404567
    Title: Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building Decoration & Ritual in Aotearoa NZ 1834-1863
    Author: SUNDT RICHARD A

    Revealing previously unpublished material and drawing new conclusions about the period, this chronicle explores the intricacies of early Maori church building in New Zealand. Focusing on the Anglican and Church Missionary Society structures that dominated the period, this guide also takes a closer look at British church construction and early interactions between Maori and missionaries. Insights into the resolutions of key arguments over carving and painting as well as the use of liturgical space are provided, examining particular buildings in detail. A groundbreaking work in its genre, this account sheds new light on the history of religion, architecture, and the presence of the Maori and Pakeha peoples in New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • When Darkness Stays
    When Darkness Stays
    ISBN: 9781927305676
    Title: When Darkness Stays
    Author: MOON PAUL

    This extraordinary book unsettling, harrowing, and ultimately redemptive is based on the time the author spent with the T?hoe tohunga, H?hepa Kereopa. It plunges deep into a cultural landscape that has almost vanished, bringing to light insights that are enriching and sometimes shocking. The work climaxes with a staggering oral history that has never appeared in print until now, and which reveals one of the most tragic and distressing events in the country’s colonial era.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00