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First Encounters — the fourth in Oratia Book’s growing NZ Series

Apr 10, 2021

Edited by father-and-daughterauthors Gordon Ell and Sarah Ell, First Encounters: New Zealand 1642–1840 covers nearly 200 years from Abel Tasman in 1642 and Joseph Banks in 1769, to early settlers such as John Logan Campbell in 1840 — in first-person accounts that preserve the English of the times.

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New book in Māori and Samoan for Auckland Libraries

Apr 05, 2021

Auckland Libraries whānau recently celebrated the launch of two children’s books that help fill a need for resources in languages other than English.

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He Iti te Kupu: Māori Metaphors and Similes

Feb 08, 2021

Out now, Oratia’s newest book He Iti te Kupu: Māori Metaphors and Similes, by Massey University scholar Hona Black, will be a valuable reference for writing and speaking te reo Māori. 

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Whāriki features in Summer Reading List for Prime Minister

Dec 02, 2020

2020 Prime Minister’s Summer Reading List: one of the eight books listed is Merata Kawharu and Paul Tapsell’s thought-provoking Whāriki: The growth of Māori community entrepreneurship, published by Oratia Books in November last year

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