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Māori made easy: For everyday learners of the Māori language

Māori made easy: For everyday learners of the Māori language – By Scotty Morrison

The complete and accessible guide to learning the Maori language, no matter your knowledge level. Fun, user-friendly and relevant to modern readers, Scotty Morrison's Maori Made Easy is the one-stop resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of the Maori language. While dictionaries list words and their definitions, and other language guides offer common phrases, Maori Made Easy connects the dots, allowing the reader to take control of their learning in an empowering way. By committing just 30 minutes a day for 30 weeks, learners will adopt the language easily and as best suits their busy lives. Written by popular TV personality and te reo Maori advocate Scotty Morrison, author of The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori, this book proves that learning the language can be fun, effective and easy!
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Matariki star of the year

Matariki star of the year – By Rangi Matamua

In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Māori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include:
  • What is Matariki?
  • Why did Māori observe Matariki?
  • How did Māori traditionally celebrate Matariki?
  • When and how should Matariki be celebrated?
Based on research and interviews with Māori experts, this book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in our modern society.
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Toiapiapi
Toiapiapi – A Collection of Maori Musical Treasures (CD & Book)

Toiapiapi He Huinga O Na Kura Puoro te Maori: A Collection of Maori Musical Treasures 25th Anniversary Edition (CD & Book) - By Hirini Melbourne

Toiapiapi is a tribute to the legacy of Hirini Melbourne (1949–2003), poet, musician, composer, scholar, and advocate for Maori language and culture and the creative arts. First released in 1991, Toiapiapi astonished the musical world of Aotearoa. Never before had such a range of taonga puoro (customary musical instruments) been heard, alone or together, in recorded music. It signalled the arrival of new ways of making music here. Toiapiapi combined poetry and musical performance. It joined the voice of reo Maori with the voices of nature, the sounds of customary Maori musical instruments with those of modern acoustic and electronic ones.  
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Te Manu Tukutuku The Māori kite

Te Manu Tukutuku The Māori kite - By Bob Maysmor

Manu signifies "bird" and "tukutuku" the lattice-like nature of kite construction. Widely used throughout pre-European NZ. In this book Bob Maysmor talks about the kites from their origins to demise including materials used, different types, lines and bridles, flying, chants and charms and kite legends and histories.
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Fun with flax: 50 Projects for Beginners

Fun with flax: 50 Projects for Beginners - By Mike Pendergrast

These 50 interesting and entertaining projects are designed to teach beginners the basic skills of the Maori craft of plaiting. Fun with Flax shows how to make items ranging from a simple windmill, a dart and a whistle to more complex puzzles, balls, birds, fish and even a caterpillar. Each project is described one step at a time with easy-to-follow line drawings and instructions. All are fun and will delight children and adults with their ingenuity, their beauty and the amusement they provide. This book is ideal for kohanga reo, playcentres, kindergartens, Maori crafts groups and New Zealand homes. It aims not only to teach the skills of plaiting to young New Zealanders but also to nurture a new generation of flaxworkers.  
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Healing our history

Healing our history - By Robert Consedine & Joanna Consedine

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.  
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Māori whānau nesting dolls

Māori whānau nesting dolls

Set of 4 painted wooden family figures that fit inside each other like traditional Russian dolls. Good for storytelling, decoration and learning concepts such as seriation. Pāpa measures 13cm high and the youngest tama measures approx 5.5cm. Dolls come inside a clear plastic box. Recommended for children aged 3+ years.
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The Māori Picture Dictionary

The Maori Picture Dictionary

This comprehensive Māori Picture Dictionary contains illustrations for over 1300 of the most common words used. Words that need further explanation are contained in both English and Māori sentences. Clearly laid out and easy to use, the Māori Picture Dictionary also contains an index of Māori to English words in the back – ideal for quick reference. Other useful sections cover numbers, days of the week and months of the year. The perfect introduction to the Māori language.
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Tribute to Hirini Melbourne
He rangi paihuarere : a tribute to the late Dr Hirini Melbourne

He rangi paihuarere : a tribute to the late Dr Hirini Melbourne (Various Artists)

Māori musicians including Tama Waipara, Maisey Rika, Ria Hall, Anna Coddington, Te Awanui Reeder and Warren Maxwell give their own twist to some of Hirini Melbourne's songs.
In the combining of traditional and contemporary instruments, each artists' interpretation will be different and correspond with their particular musical style. From soul to jazz, hip hop to traditional Maori. Overseen by Hirini Melbourne's niece, Peata Melbourne, the album project He Rangi Paihuarere has been three years in the making, and it's a tribute to her remarkable uncle - a researcher, composer and expert in taonga puoro, traditional Māori instruments.
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Ngā Āhua (Singalong Book and CD)
Ngā Āhua (Singalong Book and CD) By Sharon Holt Combines shapes and body parts in a wonderful book that will keep children engaged well beyond the reading and singing of the story. Each left hand page features a child making a shape with part of their body. The right hand page is a beautiful illustration featuring examples of that shape. Children will enjoy pointing out the shapes in each picture. The book starts with a girl making a heart with her fingers and ends with a boy making a circle with his friends. The book has been illustrated by award-winning illustrator Josh Morgan. The catchy tune, gorgeous photographs and repetitive sentence structures make learning te reo easy and fun for children and adults. This book is part of the award winning series of Te Reo Singalong books. Each book contains a singalong CD, English translation, information section, guitar chords and list of 10 activity ideas.
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Te Taiao (Singalong Book and CD)

Te Taiao (Singalong Book & CD) By Sharon Holt

Te Taiao (The Natural World) features beautiful photographs of children at Matapihi Kindergarten, near Raglan. Matapihi has a wonderful forest play area where children are free to jump in the mud, play hide and seek, feed eels and generally be children. Renowned photographer Rachael Hale McKenna photographed the children for this book The catchy tune, gorgeous photographs and repetitive sentence structures make learning te reo easy and fun for children and adults. This book is part of the award winning series of Te Reo Singalong books. Each book contains a singalong CD, English translation, information section, guitar chords and list of 10 activity ideas.
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Ngā Atua Māori Gods

Ngā Atua Māori Gods – By Robyn Kahukiwa

Aotearoa is home to many marvellous gods. They are special. They are unique. They are awesome. Come and discover the amazing gods that populate Aotearoa New Zealand. This book focusses on the beauty of vibrant illustrations with short and simple explanations introducing readers of all ages to some of the Atua Maori o Aotearoa - the traditional guardians of Te Ao Maori. The book features Tane, Hine-te-iwa-iwa, Tangaroa, Mahuika, Tāwhiri-Mātea, Muri-ranga-whenua, Tūmatauenga, Maui, Hinetitama, Rūaumoko, Uenuku to name a few.   This book is written in English. This is a hardcover book.
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