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Swim The story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai
Swim The story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai - Retold by Chris Szekely This is a timeless love story. Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tutanekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tutanekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa's father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tutanekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tutanekai. This book is hardcover and is written in English
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Haka

Haka - By Patricia Grace

This is the story of the great Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha and how he came to compose the haka 'Ka Mate, Ka Mate'.
This children's story is the story behind the haka which has become recognisable the world over by being performed by New Zealand teams at national and international rugby and other sporting events.
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Waiata Mai (CD and Book)

Waiata Mai (CD and Book) - By Aunty Bea Illustrations By Kat Quin Merewhether

Waiata Mai is a bilingual children’s song book and CD, with songs Beatrice (Aunty Bea) has written over the years. Waiata Mai has 18 tracks, some are old New Zealand favourites such as A E I OU, Mā is white and Oma rapeti.
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Songs for bubbas

Songs for bubbas - By Anika Moa

The cheeky and beautiful songwriter Anika Moa returns with her fifth album full of songs about love, laughter and ...animal noises! Songs For Bubba’s will capture the hearts and imagination of every child in Aotearoa! The album is half Maori, half English being both educational whilst engaging Moa to continue her Maori language through song. The 10 track album includes two covers, the popular and beautiful ‘Oma Rapeti’ and Anika’s own take on ‘You Are My Sunshine’. These songs will be enjoyed in every primary school and kindy around the country for years to come.  
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How Maui found the secret of fire

How Maui found the secret of fire - By Peter Gossage

Maui is forced to go on the hunt for the secret of fire after putting out all the fires on the pa. After travelling for many miles with just his friends the birds for company, he comes to the volcano where his Aunty Mahuika, the Goddess of Fire, lives. After tricking her out of all her flaming fingernails Maui must take back the secret of fire so no one will go without ever again. Illustrated in Peter Gossage's unique, vibrant style and a NZ classic in the telling of Maui legends. This book is written in English.
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The fish of Maui

The fish of Maui By Peter Gossage

Maui's jealous brothers don't want him to come fishing with them. Maui is cleverer than they are, however, and not only does he trick them, but he catches the best fish of all. This is the story of how Maui fished up the North Island of NZ (Te Ika a Maui). This book is written in English
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How Maui slowed the sun
How Maui slowed the sun - By Peter Gossage Faced with the very short days and very long nights, Maui comes up with a plan to slow the sun’s passage through the sky. With the help of his brothers, Maui sets out for the home of the sun to catch it and make it move more slowly. This book is written in English
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The Kuia and the Spider

The Kuia and the Spider - By Patricia Grace and Illustrated By Robin Kahukiwa

Once there was a Kuia who made mats and baskets. In the corner of her kitchen lived a spider who made webs. This is the tale of a Kuia (old woman) and a spider who share the same kitchen and who are constantly arguing and trying to out do each other.
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The Singing Dolphin

The Singing Dolphin - Te Aihe i waiata - By Mere Whaanga

"Every once and a while, a dolphin will come to the island beside the pathway of the Whales. It will leap and play with people, bring gifts and sing songs".   Award- winning author Mere Whaanga tells a story of land, sea and seasons; of living creatures and family ties, and the songs that connect us all.
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Tāwhirimātea – A song for Matariki (CD and Book)

Tāwhirimātea - A song for Matariki - By June Pitman Hayes, Illustrated By Kat Merewether, Māori lyrics By Ngaere Roberts

Tawhirimatea, blow winds blow, Ra, warm us up with your sunshine glow. Papatuanuku, we plant seeds in you. Ua, rain, helps new life come through . . . Sing along to this catchy Matariki song celebrating Earth, sky, seasons and whanau. It's our very own Aotearoa, from forest to seashore, dawn light to starry night. 
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How Maui defied the goddess of death

How Maui defied the goddess of death - By Peter Gossage

Maui wonders what it would be like to live forever. He enters the Goddess of Death and discovers stars, heavens and the gods. Missing his people, he is sent home by the highest god, Rehua, who gives him the special gift of being able to transform himself.
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Tuna and Hiriwa

Tuna and Hiriwa - By Ripeka Takotowai Goddard

This picture book tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river. Tuna is in awe of a nymph that glows and dances along the riverbank of the Rangitīkei in the moonlight. Night after night he meets the nymph and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same. Disappointed, he hatches a plan to take the nymph's light. But the moon sees what Tuna does, and in her anger, she prevents Tuna from swimming in her moonlight again. This legend-like story weaves a tale about why eels are seldom caught when the moon is full.
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