Oratia brings the best of book publishing to readers and clients alike.

Oratia is a publisher of books based outside Auckland, with distribution across New Zealand and representation in many parts of the world.

Our team collectively has decades of experience in all aspects of publishing and a commitment to quality values in editorial, design, print and production.

In addition, we offer our publishing and communications skills to organisations and authors wanting to publish privately.

Whether it’s a great book, quality publishing services or effective media solutions, you’ll find the right home with Oratia.


Our name comes from the beautiful forest area in which we live and work, west of Auckland in the Waitakere Ranges.

Ō-rā-tía is a Māori name that means ‘Place of long-lingering sunshine’, from a traditional story in which the wife of the West Wind paused here to sunbathe.


Rona Moon hits the bookstores for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Sep 15, 2020

Ko Rona Moon tā mātou pukapuka hou mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. I whakamāori Stephanie Huriana Fong ngā kupu o Tim Tipene ki tēnei pukapuka, nā Theresa Reihana ngā whakaahua. Kia kaha te Reo Māori.

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Oratia Media is 20 years old today!

Aug 31, 2020

Still going strong two decades on, our small company has changed and grown, while remaining grounded in the ngahere (forest) near the upper end of West Coast Road, Oratia, in the mighty Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.

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Figure per Gianni Rodari – Illustrators for Gianni Rodari

Aug 25, 2020

Oratia Books is proud to be among the sponsors of the Auckland edition of Figure per Gianni Rodari – Illustrators for Gianni Rodari, a prestigious and colourful exhibition of Italian children’s book illustrators.

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New T-Shirts for I Need a New Bum!

Aug 07, 2020

Bestselling author Dawn McMillan, illustrator Ross Kinnaird, editor Carolyn Lagahetau, publisher Peter Dowling and their respective partners had a great outing on Tuesday at Waiomu Bay north of Thames.

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