• 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

    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
  • 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
  • Collaborative & Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Tataihono - Stories of Maori Healing & Psychiatry
    Collaborative & Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Tataihono - Stories of Maori Healing & Psychiatry
    ISBN: 9781138230309
    Title: Collaborative & Indigenous Mental Health Therapy: Tataihono - Stories of Maori Healing & Psychiatry

    This book examines a collaboration between traditional M ori healing and clinical psychiatry. Comprised of transcripted interviews and detailed meditations on practice, it demonstrates how bicultural partnership frameworks can augment mental health treatment by balancing local imperatives with sound and careful psychiatric care. In the first chapter, M ori healer Wiremu NiaNia outlines the key concepts that underpin his world view and work. He then discusses the social, historical, and cultural context of his relationship with Allister Bush, an adolescent psychiatrist. The main body of the book comprises chapters that each recount the story of one young person and their family s experience of M ori healing from three or more points of view: those of the psychiatrist, the M ori healer and the young person and other family members who participated in and experienced the healing. With a forward by Sir Mason Durie, this book is essential reading for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and students interested in bicultural studies. "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

  • Decolonizing Methodologies
    Decolonizing Methodologies
    ISBN: 9781877578281
    Title: Decolonizing Methodologies

    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 methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. Now in its eagerly awaited second edition, published in New Zealand by Otago University Press, this bestselling book has been substantially revised, with new case-studies and examples and important additions on new indigenous literature, and the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this essential volume urgently up-to-date.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • He Pukapuka Tataku i Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui / A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha
    He Pukapuka Tataku i Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui / A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha
    ISBN: 9781869409203
    Title: He Pukapuka Tataku i Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui / A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha

    "A biography of Te Rauparaha by his son Tamihana, published for the first time in a bilingual Maori/English edition.

    Kaore kau he kaumatua hei rite ma Te Rauparaha te mahio ki te whawhai, me te toa hoki, me te tino tangata ki te atawhai tangata.

    There has never been a man equal to Te Rauparaha in terms of knowledge of warfare and prowess in battle, and in being so dedicated to looking after people.

    -Tamihana Te Rauparaha

    Te Rauparaha is most well known today as the composer of the haka 'Ka Mate', made famous the world over by the All Blacks. A major figure in nineteenth-century history, Te Rauparaha was responsible for rearranging the tribal landscape of a large part of the country after leading his tribe Ngati Toa to migrate to Kapiti Island. He is venerated by his own descendants but reviled with equal passion by the descendants of those tribes who were on the receiving end of his military campaigns in the musket-war era.

    He Pukapuka Tataku i nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui is a 50,000-word account in te reo Maori of Te Rauparaha's life, written by his son Tamihana Te Rauparaha between 1866 and 1869. A pioneering work of Maori (and, indeed, indigenous) biography, Tamihana's narrative weaves together the oral accounts of his father and other kaumatua to produce an extraordinary record of Te Rauparaha and his rapidly changing world.

    Edited and translated by Ross Calman, a descendant of Te Rauparaha, He Pukapuka Tataku i nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui makes available for the first time this major work of Maori literature in a parallel Maori/English edition."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00

  • 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
  • Huia Come Home
    Huia Come Home
    ISBN: 9781877487996
    Title: Huia Come Home
    Author: RUKA JAY

    Once the sacred guardian of New Zealand¿s native forests, the huia was a symbol of the land¿s unique beauty and spirituality. The rare bird¿s tragic extinction in the early 1900s represents a shot to the heart of Aotearoa and is a potent metaphor for a country¿s conflicted history. Using the story of the untimely extinction of the huia, Jay Ruka offers a fresh perspective on the narrative of Aotearoa; a tale of two cultures, warring worldviews, and the things we lost in translation. Revisiting the early missionaries, the transformative message of the gospel and the cultural missteps of the Treaty of Waitangi, Huia Come Home invites us to reconnect with the unique story offered by the indigenous Maori lens.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa NZ
    International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781776560486
    Title: International Indigenous Rights in Aotearoa NZ

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • Maea te Toi Ora: Maori Health Transformations
    Maea te Toi Ora: Maori Health Transformations
    ISBN: 9781775502975
    Title: Maea te Toi Ora: Maori Health Transformations

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare I Hoki Mai
    Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare I Hoki Mai
    ISBN: 9781775502128
    Title: Mataatua Wharenui: Te Whare I Hoki Mai

    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
  • Moemoea: Maori Counselling Journeys
    Moemoea: Maori Counselling Journeys
    ISBN: 9781927212264
    Title: Moemoea: Maori Counselling Journeys

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Nga Moteatea an Introduction He Kupu Arataki
    Nga Moteatea an Introduction He Kupu Arataki
    ISBN: 9781869404901
    Title: Nga Moteatea an Introduction He Kupu Arataki
    Author: MCRAE JANE

    Moteatea (sung laments) are at the heart of matauranga Maori or Maori cultural knowledge. They are the central strand of Maori poetry and song, a source of knowledge about tribal history and whakapapa (genealogy), and a living art form. This book is a short, accessible introduction to Apirana Ngata's classic collection of moteatea and to the power and meaning of traditional Maori song. After outlining the origins of Ngata's four volume Nga Moteatea collection, the book introduces the different styles of Maori song, the role of moteatea in traditional life, the cultural content of the songs, their tribal origins, the composers and composition process and the nature of the poetry in the songs. Ten examples of moteatea are provided to illustrate key themes. This book is a short introduction to moteatea aimed at schools and marae, students and teachers and performers-in fact anyone interested in learning and passing on the art and poetry of nga moteatea. With all text in both English and Maori, and illustrated throughout, NGA MOTEATEA: AN INTRODUCTION provides an accessible introduction to a great Maori art.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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

    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
  • Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship C Company: 28 Maori Battalion 1939-1945
    Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship C Company: 28 Maori Battalion 1939-1945
    ISBN: 9781869535933
    Title: Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship C Company: 28 Maori Battalion 1939-1945
    Author: SOUTAR MONTY

    The fascinating story of C Company, Maori Battalion told through personal recollections, eyewitness accounts, numerous anecdotes and amazing photographs. At times heart-rending, at times heart-warming, this impressive book captures the special 'spirit' of the Maori Battalion - an amazing book that documents the stories of those who were actually there.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Ngai Tahu Deeds: A Window on NZ History rev ed
    Ngai Tahu Deeds: A Window on NZ History rev ed
    ISBN: 9781877257391
    Title: Ngai Tahu Deeds: A Window on NZ History rev ed
    Author: EVISON HARRY C.

    Harry Evison re-examines New Zealand colonial history in the light of a number of original documents, particularly the ten Ngai Tahu deeds by which the Crown acquired Maori title to the southern half of New Zealand from 1844 to 1864. A unique feature of the book is its handsome colour reproductions of these deeds and their plans, published here for the first time. During intensive research in the Crown deeds archive, the author compiled transcripts and commentaries on the Ngai Tahu deeds and associated documents, which are included here to encourage readers to examine the images and make their own conclusions. Sixteen chapters of text provide a fresh account of the period and the key people involved. They are written in the uncluttered style that won the author the 1994 New Zealand Book Award for Non-fiction for Te Wai Pounamu: The Greenstone Island. Chapters on Maori aboriginal title and the impact of the Treaty of Waitangi and the Wakefield scheme, and the Maori policies of Governor Grey, challenge some popular assumptions about New Zealand history. Besides the deeds documents, the author draws on original manuscripts such as private and official letters and journals, Native Land Court minutes, and royal commission testimonies. Thus the Maori voice is heard alongside the official voice. The Ngai Tahu Deeds is intended as a manifesto for the scientific method, demonstrating the use of original primary sources to find out what probably happened in history

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $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

    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
  • 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
  • Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    ISBN: 9780864735201
    Title: Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance

    A bestseller in New Zealand since 2000, when an exhibition at City Gallery in Wellington broke new ground in the study of Maori art and history, this is a new paperback edition of the exhibition catalog. More than 120 paintings, written accounts, and photographs from the time, following the English invasion in 1881 chronicle the story of brave leaders Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi, and celebrate the strength and spirit of the Parihaka community, even under colonial rule.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Pathway of the Birds
    Pathway of the Birds
    ISBN: 9781869539610
    Title: Pathway of the Birds
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    Winner of the New Zealand Heritage Book Award (Non-Fiction) 2019 and Storylines Notable Book Award (2019)

    Andrew Crowe has produced a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians." Prof Patrick V. Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. This book casts light on a neglected epoch of world history, one that saw Polynesians expand their territory across the world's largest ocean. Author Andrew Crowe has been collecting the research of a wide range of specialists for many years, assembling it as if the individual findings were pieces of one enormous jigsaw. From this broad focus has come a deep admiration for the skills, resourcefulness and courage of the people that drove this extraordinary feat of maritime exploration.

    "Pathway of the Birds has had a profound effect on my life. Several years before the book was finished, Andrew Crowe asked me to critique the book and while reading it I became fascinated by the astonishing voyaging history of Polynesia. It is a story that few people know. Captain Cook was baffled by how “one nation” could have spread from Tahiti to New Zealand and Hawaii and here is a book that helps to explain how this happened, using a wonderfully interesting mix of scientific, historical and social disciplines.

    So how did this affect my life? I was so inspired by the book that I decided to purchase an ocean-going waka (Hinemoana is shown on the book cover) and set up a foundation that offers young Maori, Polynesia and other New Zealanders the opportunity to appreciate the seafaring experiences of their great ancestors who sailed to Aotearoa 800 years ago. For the last three years the foundation (Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust) has offered 1-day, 2-day and 8-day voyagers to hundreds of young people and given them the chance to see life very differently. And it has been life-changing for many" writes Dr Simon McDonald.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • 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

    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
  • Sleeps Standing Moetu: A Story of the Battle of Orakau
    Sleeps Standing Moetu: A Story of the Battle of Orakau
    ISBN: 9780143773887
    Title: Sleeps Standing Moetu: A Story of the Battle of Orakau

    Both fiction and fact, this fascinating book is a kaleidoscopic exploration of the Battle of Orakau.

    During three days in 1864, 300 Maori men, women and children fought an Imperial army and captured the imagination of the world. The battle marked the end of the Land Wars in the Waikato and resulted in vast tracts of land being confiscated for European settlement. Instead of following the usual standpoint of the victors, this book takes a Maori perspective. It is centred around Witi Ihimaera's moving novella, Sleeps Standing, which views the battle through the eyes of a 16-year-old boy named Moetu.

    Alongside the novella are non-fiction narratives from Maori eyewitnesses, together with images and a Maori translation by Hemi Kelly, further giving voice to and illuminating the people who tried to protect their culture and land.

    It is estimated that, at the height of the battle, 1700 immensely superior troops, well-armed and amply resourced, laid siege to the hastily constructed pa at Orakau. The defenders were heavily outnumbered with few supplies or weapons but, when told to submit, they replied-

    'E hoa, ka whawhai tonu matou, ake, ake, ake!'
    'Friend, I shall fight against you for ever, for ever!'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Stories Without End
    Stories Without End
    ISBN: 9781877242472
    Title: Stories Without End

    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
  • Story of a Treaty 2nd Edition
    Story of a Treaty 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9781927131442
    Title: Story of a Treaty 2nd Edition

    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
  • Tangata Ngai Tahu / People of Ngai Tahu
    Tangata Ngai Tahu / People of Ngai Tahu
    ISBN: 9781988533308
    Title: Tangata Ngai Tahu / People of Ngai Tahu

    Tangata Ngai Tahu remembers and celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngai Tahu. Spanning time, geography and kaupapa, some fifty biographies bring Ngai Tahu history into the present. The people in the book have contributed to their iwi, hapu and whanau in myriad ways: here are rangatira and tohunga, community leaders, people who actively drove the Ngai Tahu Claim forward, activists and scholars, fishermen and farmers, sportspeople, weavers, musicians, and many more. All are descendants of Waitaha, Ngati Mamoe and Ngai Tahu; united by whakapapa, they are Tangata Ngai Tahu.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Tangata Whenua: A History
    Tangata Whenua: A History
    ISBN: 9780908321537
    Title: 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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History
    Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History
    ISBN: 9781927131411
    Title: Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History

    Maori at the centre of the country’s story, Tangata Whenua begins in the Pacific & outlines early settlement in NZ. A 2nd section covers the period of great change in the 19th century, examining how Maori communities were affected by the influx of new technology, religious ideas, trade & literacy. The history then extends forward through the twentieth century – with two world wars, the growth of an urban Maori culture, rising protest, & Treaty claims & settlements. At the beginning of the 21st century, Maori are drawing on both international connections & their ancestral place in Aotearoa. The ways in which growth & development are interwoven with tension & resistance will be evident in the future as they have been throughout the past.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • 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

    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
  • Te Rongoa Maori: Maori Medicine
    Te Rongoa Maori: Maori Medicine
    ISBN: 9780143011361
    Title: Te Rongoa Maori: Maori Medicine
    Author: WILLIAMS P M E

    Pip Williams, a retired pharmacist living in Northland, has spent his life observing and recording the use by local Maori of native plants for medicinal purposes. Te Rongoa Maori brings together his observations on 43 New Zealand plants and the health problems they were used to treat, colourfully interspersed with anecdotal evidence and beautifully illustrated with watercolours and engravings. Much of the information in Te Rongoa Maori was told to the author by Hgapuhi kuia and kaumatua over 40 years ago. Maori in earlier times knew about the therapeutic benefits derived from trees and plants for a variety of health problems, but had no knowledge of pharmacology. Consequently, Te Rongoa Maori makes no claims to being a manual of Maori medicine. However, it comprises an important and faithful record of information gleaned over a lifetime's close association with the Ngapuhi people, and of the cultural importance of this heritage.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • 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
  • Treaty of Waitangi Settlements
    Treaty of Waitangi Settlements
    ISBN: 9781927131381
    Title: Treaty of Waitangi Settlements

    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
  • Treaty of Waitangi: New Edition
    Treaty of Waitangi: New Edition
    ISBN: 9781877242489
    Title: Treaty of Waitangi: New Edition

    Today the Treaty has come to signify what both joins and divides the people of this country. It had different meanings also to those present at the 1840 signing -the new arrivals and the tangatawhenuathen occupying the land. To the British, it was the means by which they gained sovereignty over the country; for Maori, it represented something closer to partnership. That these distinct meanings were conveyed in texts written in different languages only added to the complexities now woven around this crucial agreement.Claudia Orange's remarkable history was first published in 1987. Winning the Goodman Fielder WattieAward it went on to sell over 40,000 copies. As Dr Orange wrote at the time, 'Maoriare still affected by the terms of the Treaty, often adversely'. For many Pakeha New Zealanders, this was a new idea -and even more surprising was the force with which Maoridomwelcomed (and drove forward) the government's initiatives -particularly the newly formed Waitangi Tribunal. The Treaty of Waitangiis a comprehensive study, looking at the place of the Treaty in New Zealand history from its making in the early nineteenth century through to the renewed engagement of the late twentieth century. The story is told of the early negotiations that led to Treaty signings around the country. Land rights were debated before the Treaty was signed -and continuously thereafter. Settler governments were determined to circumvent Treaty guarantees; wars of sovereignty were fought in the 1860s and sporadically thereafter. The longstanding Maoristruggle to retain a degree of autonomy and control over resources has continued to the present day.In a new introduction, Claudia Orange brings the history up to date -covering the dramatic shifts of political allegiance, the impact of the major settlements on iwi(and on the economy), the place of the Treaty in legislation, and legislation such as the Foreshore and Seabed Act of 2004. Maoriand Pakehaare all affected now by the terms of the Treaty -and few can be unaware of its significance, however each of us may view its role.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Treaty on the Ground: Where We are Headed & Why It Matters
    Treaty on the Ground: Where We are Headed & Why It Matters
    ISBN: 9780994130051
    Title: Treaty on the Ground: Where We are Headed & Why It Matters

    THE COALFACE REALITY OF HONOURING THE TREATY OF WAITANGI IN TODAY'S LAW, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND MOREIt's 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. At times they've been years of conflict and bitterness, but there have also been remarkable gains, and positive changes that have made New Zealand a distinct nation. This book takes of stock of where we've been, where we are headed, and why it matters. Written by some of the country's leading scholars and experts in the field, it ranges from the impact of the Treaty on everything from resource management to school governance. Its focus is the application of the Treaty from the viewpoint of practitioners - the people who are walking and talking it in their jobs, communities or everyday lives - and it vividly tracks the ups and downs of bringing the spirit and principles of the Treaty to fruition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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
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