Hirini Mead is a renowned Maori writer and commentator. This contains easy-to-follow patterns and line-drawing instructions for technique The book Taniko Weaving is a taonga handed down by the ancestors to us of today. As a taonga it will always rem... read more

Te Whatu Taniko - Taniko Weaving : Technique and Tradition

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 NZ

A guide to the main Maori tribes written especially for visitors and students, combining great photos of scenic New Zealand with maps, Maori art and history. Written by New Zealand's top Maori historians, this is a perfect compact guidebook to the tribes of New Zealand.

Maori Tribes of New Zealand new edition

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 NZ

An amazing account of Davids battle with terminal cancer, as documented in a highly successful blog, with over 100,000 followers. (Spoiler alert he lived.) With guest sections by some of NZs most well-known comedians, including Jeremy Corbett, Michele ACourt and Paul Ego, and ... read more

A Mild Touch of the Cancer

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 NZ

The Shearers is a colourful account of the men and women, past and present, who have committed their lives to shearing in New Zealand. Their voices - in their own words, often brutally honest reflections on what it is to be a shearer - are at the heart of this book- their training, their tools... read more

The Shearers

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The revised edition of this award-winning book opens the storeroom doors of the Te Papa Tongarewa Maori collections once again, illuminating the magnificent kakahu and the art and tradition of weaving itself. More than 50 rare and precious kakahu are specially featured, with gloss... read more

Whatu Kakahu - Maori Cloaks

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 NZ

From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands.
Funny As tells the story of comedy in this country through more... read more

Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy

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 NZ

Reading Level:very good

Dragonflies and damselflies are among the most spectacular organisms on the planet. They have survived on earth for more than 325 million years, through a series of mass extinctions, by being exquisite examples of evolutionary adaptation: superb flyers with ext... read more

Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Zealand

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 NZ

Reading Level:very good

A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley is a beautifully written multi-layered narrative centred on New Zealander Rewi Alley and his part in the momentous political events of mid-twentieth-century China. Part-biography, part-travel journal, ... read more

A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley

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Get ready for a new take on New Zealand society, history and geography in one of the first two books in The NZ Series, a snappily designed and fact-packed collection for intermediate and high-school age readers. Here in striking and clear terms are the earth movements above and... read more

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

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 NZ

The first two books in The NZ Series give a new take on New Zealand society, history, science and geography. Here is a snappily designed and fact-packed collection for intermediate and high-school age readers. Pioneer Women captures the experiences of European women who settled in New Zealand in the nineteenth-century.

Pioneer Women

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 NZ

Reading Level:near fine

A personal account reviewing an eventful life and an amazing country. Following Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff wrote his hard-hitting book Maori- The Crisis and the Challenge in 1993. His controversial comments shook the country. A quarter... read more

A Conversation with My Country: Where We've Come From. Where We Can Go

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Author Lynnette Moon gives 60 concise accounts of the country's best-loved birds, covering their habitat, appearance and behaviour. A description of their calls, along with photographs from the magnificent collection of her late husband Geoff Moon completes an attractive, fa... read more

New Zealand Bird Calls (with App)