Akoranga, huaranga, pakanga

Akoranga, huaranga, me te pakanga : ngā pukapuka hou

Syndetics book coverKia tangi te tītī : permission to speak : successful schooling for Māori students in the 21st century : issues, challenges and alternatives / edited by Paul Whitinui.
“This book brings together academic contributions from the fields of mātauranga, mātauranga hinengaro, whakaako hauora, akoranga takakau-ā-ora and others.”–back cover. Contributors include Joanna Kidman, Hana O’Regan, Tom Cavanagh, Anne-Marie Hunt, Angus MacFarlane, Tangiwai Rewi, Lesley Rameka, Wharehuia Hemara, Janie Tito, Paul Whitinui, Hector Kaiwai, Christine Rubie-Davies, Helen Timperley, Judy Parr, Gary Raumati-Hook, Lynne Parehaereone Raumati, Tania Ka’ai, Melinda Webber.

Syndetics book coverSmall holes in the silence : collected works / Hone Tuwhare.
“Hone Tuwhare died in 2008, having published 10 different new collections and becoming one of this country’s best-loved poets. But his books have mostly gone out of print”–annotation.
“This volume showcases the finest examples of Hone’s poetry, from his early triumph in No ordinary Sun right up to his final works, published when he was in his eighties. Also included are a handful of previously unpublished poems as well as a number translated into Māori by Patu Hohepa, Selwyn Muru and Waihoroi Shortland”–back cover.

Syndetics book coverGuns and utu : a short history of the musket wars. by Matthew Wright. Penguin, 2011.
” In the two decades before the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand underwent island-spanning waves of warfare, extreme violence and cannibalism… These dramatic conflicts were not simply ‘musket’wars. They were part of a wide-ranging response by Māori to the first culture-contact in their history – exposing all the realities of the human condition. This was an age of courage, heroism, great character and astonishing deeds”.–back cover

Syndetics book coverTōku reo, tōku ohooho : ka whawhai tonu mātou = My language, my inspiration : the struggle continues / Chris Winitana.
“E āta raupapatia atu ana e Tōku reo, Tōku ohooho, ngā hinonga whakahirahira a te iwi Māori ki te tō mai i tōna reo mai i te pō kerekere ki te ao mārama. Mai i te petihana mō te reo i te tau 1972 ki 2008, he whakaatu i te whakatieke a te iwi Māori ki te pupuri i tōna reo, ā, he kōrero tahi hoki ki te kōiti a rangapū i te hāputa o te riri nā rātau te reo i whakaora.”–i muri i te pukapuka.

Syndetics book coverMy language, my inspiration : the struggle continues = Tōku reo, tōku ohooho: ka whawhai tonu mātou / Chris Winitana.
“My language, my inspiration – details the concerted efforts of Māori to ensure the survival of the Māori language and bring it out of the shadows and into the world of light. From the petition for the Māori language in 1972 up to 2008, it describes the events that led to the revitalisation of the Māori language and interviews the people who were central to the revival.”–back cover.

Syndetics book coverA simple nullity? : the Wi Parata case in New Zealand law and history / David V. Williams.
The New Zealand Supreme Court in ruling on Wi Parata v the Bishop of Wellington in 1877, concerning land use and ownership at Whitireia, dismissed the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi as a simple nullity. This case has been seen as symbolic of the neglect of Maori rights by settlers, the government, and New Zealand law. Williams takes a fresh look at the case,with new insights into both Maori-Pakeha relations in the 19th century and the legal position of the treaty.– summary of comment on back cover.

To the gateways of Florence : New Zealand forces in Tuscany, 1944 / edited by Stefano Fusi ; [translation, Jill Gabriel].
Contents include: The price of citizenship: Maori involvement in the Italian Campaign / Monty Soutar.
“From 21 July to 4 August 1944, the Chianti area of Tuscany was the scene of bloody fighting as Allied forces waged a bitter battle to wrest Florence from German hands… But research by [the] then mayor of Tavarnelle, Stefano Fusi, and his wife Jill Gabriel, herself a New Zealander, confirmed that it had been soldiers of the 25th Maori Battalion who had led the offensive through much of Chianti…” Book flap.

Sites : a journal of social anthropology & cultural studies ; vol 8, no. 1 (2011)
Special issue: Organ and Xeno transplantation edited by Rhonda Shaw.
Includes: p. 40. Whanau, whakapapa and identity in experiencesof organ donation and transplantation by Robert Webb & Rhonda Shaw.
“This article is based upon qualitative interviews with Maori and their whanau, and explores research into the direct experiences and perspectives of Maori on organ or tissue donation and transplantation. ” — Abstract p. 40.