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  • Pūkaki

    Title: Pūkaki: Te Hokinga Mai o te Auahitūroa Author: Paul Tapsell Translator: Scotty Te Manahau Morrison ISBN: 978-0-947506-25-4 RRP: $45 Specs: 248 x 248 mm portrait, PB, 188 pp, colour Publishing: 12 September 2017 The Book: This major Māori translation is a book of national importance with special value for all descendants of Te Arawa and residents of Rotorua. Pūkaki — Te Hokinga Mai o te Auahitūroa records the life and transformations of Pūkaki, an ancestral father of Ngāti Whakaue of Te Arawa. From mortal rangatira to international icon in the Te Maori exhibition, follow Pūkaki on his return home to Rotorua in 1997, his representation on New Zealand’s 20-cent coin, and his subsequent relocation to the Rotorua Museum. Winner of the 2000 E.H. McCormick Best First Book Award for Non-Fiction, this heavily illustrated work intersperses the author’s research with the memories of Ngāti Whakaue elders. This te Reo edition, brilliantly translated by Scotty Morrison of Ngāti Whakaue, updates the story of Pūkaki through to 2017.
  • Te Ara

    Te Ara Māori Pathways: Past, Present, Future Author: Krzysztof Pfeiffer & Paul Tapsell ISBN: 978-0-947506-02-5 RRP: $22.99 Specs: Paperback, 210 x 297 mm landscape, 32 pp, full colour Published: May 2016 The Book: From one of the leading Māori scholars of his generation and one of our greatest photographers comes this beautifully illustrated work that serves as a fine overview of leadership and challenges for Māori today. This trilingual publication in English, Māori and German will be of value for general readers, visitors and students. After a general introduction to Māori history, Te Ara focuses on the stories of iwi in five regions Hokianga, Peowhairangi (Bay of Islands) Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Waiariki (Rotorua-Taupo) and Murihiku (Otago-Southland). Edition also available in Musqueam (Vancouver First Nations language), ISBN 978-1-877514-60-9.
  • Whāriki

    Title: Whāriki The growth of Māori community entrepreneurship Authors: Merata Kawharu and Paul Tapsell ISBN: 978-0-947506-63-6 RRP: $39.99 Specs: 234 x 153 mm portrait, PB with flaps, 200 pp, b&w Published: 5 November 2019 The Book: Understanding what drives enterprise within an indigenous cultural space is not widely understood in New Zealand. Whāriki reveals how kin-based business ventures created by Māori have promoted social, economic and environmental wellbeing from the whenua (land) up. Its core is eight case studies — some arising from iwi-driven ideas, some ideas from marae-based whanau. These range from a bee school in Northland, ginseng growing in the King Country, to the rehabilitation of Māori prisoners in Dunedin and a web-engaged response to accessing tribal marae. Always reaching into ancestral ties and lessons to provide guidance and foundation for their ideas, these businesses are wrapped in cultural approaches that engage kin communities in improving the wellbeing of their iwi, hapū and whānau. This book explores the successes, the failures, the learnings and the futures of these opportunities for Māori.