Latest books :
Riley, M (2013) Wise words of the Māori : revealing history and traditions : selected from 19th century Māori newspapers and other sources of yesterday and today.
Tawhai, W (2013) Living by the moon
Set out here is the arrangement of the nights of the maramataka, the lunar month, according to the ancient knowledge of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui together with the elders’ understanding of it and as they saw it in their time and in their region. This book is written in both Māori and English by Wiremu Tāwhai who is a recognised expert on oral literature, an authority on maramataka and an advisor to the national science organisations.
Whitinui. P (2011) Kia tangi te tītī: permission to speak : successful schooling for Māori students in the 21st century : issues, challenges and alternatives
Includes a chapter by Hana O’Regan entitled “I’ve lost my voice…”
Hill, R. (2013) Making your first korowai
Weaving NZ Maori cloaks is an ancient art passed down through the generations. Traditionally muka made from harakeke (NZ flax) was used to make these beautiful garments. Modern materials enable more people to achieve this goal. This booklet is designed as a step by step guide to weaving a small korowai piece to start that journey.
Warne, K (2013) Tuhoe: Portrait of a nation
“It is the result of a multi-year project by acclaimed documentary photographer Peter James Quinn and Kennedy Warne, founding editor of New Zealand Geographic….At once an exquisite photographic showcase – incorporating dramatic landscapes, documentary-style reportage and portraiture – and the most up-to-date retelling of Tūhoe history, here is a portrait of an iwi and its encounter with a unique and treasured land…”
Te Karaka (read online or find the hard copy in the Library at DU424.N4 in the Māori Collection)
In the latest issue on page 32 you can read about one of the creator’s of the artworks in the Transitional Cathedral Square, Chris Heaphy and on page 16 read about Rod Drury [From tech hero to Xero] who is this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year winner.
Mana (see Contents of the latest issue online and find the hard copy in the Library at DU423.A1 in the Māori Collection)
Winitana, T (2012) Haka
Provided here is an easy, step by step guide on how to haka including basic stances, facial expressions, actions, movements, words and of course the famous haka ‘Ka mate! Ka mate!’. The accompanying teacher handbook lists the names of the stances, facial expressions, hand actions, and body actions.
For more Māori resources especially electronic ones visit the Māori subject guide.