Vikings of the Sunrise
by Te Rangi Hīroa (Sir Peter Buck)
Foreword by Paora Tapsell
One of the greatest accounts ever of Pacific settlement returns to print this week, with a new foreword, in our New Zealand Classics series.
Truly a masterpiece of Pacific studies, Vikings of the Sunrise marks an attempt by the great Te Rangi Hīroa (Sir Peter Buck) to convey to a general reader ‘the settlement of Polynesia by a stone-age people who deserve to rank among the world’s great navigators.’Read More
Oratia web pages now in te reo Māori
I te kainamutanga o Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, e harikoa ana a Oratia Media ki te tuku i tā mātou paetukutuku i te reo Māori me te reo Ingarihi hoki.
With Māori Language Week about to start, Oratia Media is pleased to make our website available in te reo Māori as well as English.Read More
The Book that Wouldn’t Read / Te Pukapuka ka Kore e Pānuihia
by Tim Tipene
Illustrated by Nicoletta Benella
Translated by Kanapu Rangitauira
Setting out to attract the sort of reluctant reader he used to be, author and youth counsellor Tim Tipene happened upon a neat idea: a book that takes over and effectively reads itself!
In The Book that Wouldn’t Read — and the Māori edition Te Pukapuka ka Kore e Pānuihia — a boy who doesn’t like reading just has to investigate when he finds that book on the library shelf.Read More
Te Reo Kapekape: Māori Wit and Humour
by Hona Black
Publishing on 1 September, a new book by scholar Hona Black lifts the curtain on all the humour, wit, innuendo and play that distinguishes everyday te reo Māori .
Te Reo Kapekape (literally, ‘the language of poking fun’) will make readers cry with laughter, engage in lively banter, and perhaps blush a little.Read More