Monthly Archives: May 2024

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New Nanny Mihi book shares gardening wisdom

Nanny Mihi’s Harvest Te Hauhake a Nanny Mihi by Melanie Drewery, illustrated by Suzanne Simpson, Translated by Kanapu Rangitauira Publishing ahead of Matariki, Nanny Mihi's Harvest Te Hauhake a Nanny Mihi is the perfect book to learn about growing a garden, harvesting, and sharing food — letting tamariki (kids) and whānau (families) explore the significance of harvesting for the Māori New Year. When her mokopuna arrive for the spring school holidays, Nanny Mihi enlists their help to plant seeds in her garden.  As they return each season, the kids see their labours bear fruit, helping Nanny harvest, cook and preserve all the produce. 

2024-05-31T10:07:58+12:00May 31st, 2024|Children's books, Māori|

The story of Ratana retold to the present day in smart illustrated book

Ratana the Prophet by Keith Newman Timely revised edition of Ratana biography highlights lasting legacy of the church and movement he founded When politicians descend onto a small pā near Whanganui every January to kick off the political year, the Ratana name is on everyone’s lips. Yet the life of Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana, and the history and workings of his church and movement, are less known. At a time where co-governance and The Treaty of Waitangi are at the centre of political debate, the revised edition of Ratana the Prophet is a timely publication.

2024-05-06T11:15:36+12:00May 6th, 2024|Māori|