Monthly Archives: August 2022

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Kia Hou Taku Tou! – kua reo Māori a I Need a New Bum!

Kia Hou Taku Tou/I Need a New Bum! Translated by Stephanie Huriana Fong Written by Dawn McMillan Illustrated by Ross Kinnaird Te reo Māori edition out tomorrow marks tenth-anniversary of global bestseller I Need a New Bum! It was hearing her own tamariki plead to have Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird’s books in te reo that motivated translator Stephanie Huriana Fong to get to work on the bestselling I Need a New Bum!.

2022-09-01T07:27:05+12:00August 31st, 2022|Children's books|

Moe mai rā e te rangatira, ko Tā Toby Curtis

Dr Sir Noble Tamihana (Toby) Curtis, 1939–2022 Kua hinga te tōtara ki te Wao Nui a Tāne. The totara has falled in the forest of Tane. Moe mai, moe mai, moe mai rā e te rangatira. Rest in peace, chief. Oratia Books joins with the Curtis whānau, friends, colleagues and Te Arawa iwi in mourning Dr Sir Toby Curtis (Ngāti Rongomai, Ngāti Pikiao), who passed away on 17 August. 

2022-08-23T00:59:25+12:00August 23rd, 2022|Māori|

Updated version of classic dictionary explains key vocabulary in te reo Māori

Illustrated Māori Dictionary: Māori–English Essentials  by A.W. Reed Illustrated by Roger Hart Two outstanding talents came together to create one of New Zealand’s very first illustrated dictionaries in 1965. Publisher and author A.W. Reed and illustrator Roger Hart created this book understanding that pictures provide an invaluable aid in the process of language learning.

2022-08-16T02:48:07+12:00August 16th, 2022|Māori|

Sumptuous new book honours the artist Hundertwasser’s legacy in New Zealand

Hundertwasser in New Zealand The Art of Creating Paradise Andreas J. Hirsch ‘New Zealand is for me a kind of promised land.' Hundertwasser in New Zealand is a lavishly illustrated new book that tells both the public and personal stories of what drew Hundertwasser to his ‘promised land’.

2022-08-10T21:41:34+12:00August 10th, 2022|General|