Te Kuia Moko is a taonga recording 34 Maori women, all bearing moko kauae(chin tattoos). First published in 1980 as The Blue Privilege, this new printing evidences the book's ongoing importance as a record of moko art. Arriving in New Zealand in 1969, Harry Sangl believed that kuia with moko kauae w..
The use of te reo Maori in daily New Zealand life is snowballing, as is demand for resources to make learning the language efficient and enjoyable. This book helps answer that demand. Here in simple terms is a thorough guide to the building blocks of grammar in te reo, showing how to create phrases,..
It is over a century since the last major book on Maori carving tools. Clive Fugill, Master Carver at the NZ Maori Arts & Crafts Institute, tells the mythical, traditional and modern stories of the making and use of carving tools, including the adze (toki) and the chisel (whao) with detailed drawin..
Sir Hirini Moko Mead's book on taniko weaving, Te Whatu Taniko, Taniko Weaving: Tradition and Technique is recognised as a key reference work to this important tradition of Maori craft. First published in 1958 and in its previous edition in 1999, the book serves as a reference work to artists, enthu..
The incredible, moving story of Wiremu Maopo, the last of his line in an eminent South Island family, who joined the second Maori Contingent and went off to fight in the First World War. Wiremu writes regularly to his friend Virgie, and the story of Wiremu's life is woven around 40 letters that he p..
This book brings to life for children the history of Auckland around the big Waterview tunnel project in a blend of English and Maori. What the children learn on a car trip from Te Atatu about Matariki and the new tunnel leads on to a big discovery once they reach Owairaka (Mount Albert) -- that old..
Irresistible rhymes and drawings * Bilingual English and Maori, in classy hardback * Companion volume to There's a Tui in our Teapot! Weta and friends, including beetle, centipede, stick insect and huhu, come to school with the kids. But they don't want to stay in the classroom! Can Koro help his mo..
There's a tui in our teapot. He's looking out at me. A tui in the teapot? Yes ... he wants a cup of tea! A tui and his various friends including takahe, kea, korimako (bellbird), pukeko and hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin) invade the family kitchen, getting up to all kinds of high jinks and making a trem..
Titirangi, probably Auckland's most beautiful suburb and on the edge of the dramatic Waitakere Ranges, is truly the 'fringe of heaven'. This richly illustrated book, compiled over many years by the West Auckland Historical Society, tracks the area's evolution from successive Maori settlements, the f..
A short, balanced introduction to the nation's founding document. In plain language it covers the events around the signing of The Treaty of Waitangi, and what has happened since. Also included is information on the key personalities, a wealth of illustrations, and the full text of the treaty, in En..