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Te toa o te rā – Rāapa

24.07.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Tēnei te mihi ki a Tohu Ana-Te-Rangi, ka pai koe, i whai koe i te kōrero i mua tata atu. Ka taka pai ngā whakaaro i a koutou ngā kaituhi!


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Anō te pai!

24.07.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Kua riro i a HAPINA te paraihe angitu a te kaiwhakawā, he rawe tāu tuhituhi īnanahi.
Ākuanei ka tuku imera ki a koe e Hapina .


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Māwhai Tuhituhi – Rāpare

24.07.14 | Permalink | 10 Comments

Kia ora anō koutou mā

Ka haere te paki ki wīwī, ka haere te paki ki wāwā, heoi ko te urupounamu, ka haere te paki ki hea i tēnei rā

He whakataetae te Māwhai Tuhituhi. Kua oti kē ngā whiti e whā, kei a koe te ariā o te whiti tuarima. Āpiti atu tō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, mō ngā rā 21-25 o Hūrae.

Mēnā ka hiahia koe ki te uru ki te whakataetae haere ki te whārangi o te māwhai tuhituhi, pāngia te pikitia “māwhai tuhi” ki runga rā , āpiti tō tuhi ki te wahanga tuhi ki raro nei rānei.

Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā hei wini i te taonga o te rā, ki te wikitoria i te taonga nunui pea, ā, ki te hono ki te pakiwaitara mo te whiti o te rā.

Karawhiua!!! Tuku mai tāu tuhituhi, māu te whiti tuarima pea?

Ānei te pakiwaitara ……

Kua horoia ngā rīhi, ka paoho mai te pouaka whakaata, “I tēnei wā ka huri ki ngā matapae huarere mō āpōpō, tērā te whakatūpato a Te Ratonga Tirorangi, he āwhā, he hau āwhiwhio …” Kātahi ka weto te pouaka whakaata! Ka weto ngā raiti o te whare! Kua pō uriuri.

Ngaro hirea ana nga tangi o te ao. Matapiko ana te hau awhiowhio i waho, ka tau. PAKO! Keko ana te tiro a Pita i te aro pena o te hitawe. Ka taka te mahana o te whare, kui ana te hau o roto. Pakaru ana tana hamuti i te kitenga o te atarangi a tana Kuia.

E kui, kaua koe e whakapupuni atu i ngā kokonga o te whare, i whakaaro au ko koe tētahi tangata kōhuru, tata au ki te tioro. Ka kata pai te kuia, ānei te rama e Makere, tērā pea mēnā ka kite koe i tētahi tangata kōhuru, karanga mai, mā tāua ia e whakarau!

I roto i te matapihi i kitea i tetahi tangata kohuru pera ki nga korero ta kui, “E KUI, E KUI, HAERE MAI!!” I ohorere te tangata engari i haere tonu ki roto i te matapihi ki te tikina i ahau engari ara a kui e patua ana i te tane me tona peke, ka tangohia ia i tona huna kanohi a ka ki ia “Nau tenei whare?” ka whaka utu a kui “ae haere atu kaore koe ka noho ki konei inaeanei!!” ka tiro te tane ki ahau,a, ka patai ia ” He aha tou ingoa e tama?” Kaore ahau ka taea te whakautu, kaore toku waha ka whakae moku ki te whakaputa toku ingoa ki tenei tane.

…….ka aha ināianei?


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Ka mau te wehi!!

23.07.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Tēnei te mihi ki ngā toa o ngā rā e rua .

I te Rāhina ko Pihitahi te toa, i te Rātū ko Kere te toa.

Nga mihi ki a kōrua!


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Māwhai Tuhituhi – te toa o te rā nei

23.07.14 | Permalink | 4 Comments

Kia ora koutou mā

I te tuatahi tēnei te mihi ki a Kere, Ko koe te toa i tēnei rā. Tino pai te haere o te pakiwaitara! Ka tuku imera ki a koe ākuanei.

He whakataetae te Māwhai Tuhituhi. Kua oti kē ngā whiti e toru, kei a koe te whiti tuawhā. Āpiti atu tō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, mō ngā rā 21-25 o Hūrae.

Mēnā ka hiahia koe ki te uru ki te whakataetae haere ki te whārangi o te māwhai tuhituhi, pāngia te pikitia “māwhai tuhi” ki runga rā , āpiti tō tuhi ki te wahanga tuhi ki raro nei rānei.

Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā hei wini i te taonga o te rā, ki te wikitoria i te taonga nunui pea, ā, ki te hono ki te pakiwaitara mo te whiti o te rā.

Ki a koutou katoa ….karawhuia!!! Tuku mai tō tuhituhi, mahau te whiti tuawhā pea?

Ānei te tīmatanga o te pakiwaitara……

Kua horoia ngā rīhi, ka paoho mai te pouaka whakaata, “I tēnei wā ka huri ki ngā matapae huarere mō āpōpō, tērā te whakatūpato a Te Ratonga Tirorangi, he āwhā, he hau āwhiwhio …” Kātahi ka weto te pouaka whakaata! Ka weto ngā raiti o te whare! Kua pō uriuri.

Ngaro hirea ana nga tangi o te ao. Matapiko ana te hau awhiowhio i waho, ka tau. PAKO! Keko ana te tiro a Pita i te aro pena o te hitawe. Ka taka te mahana o te whare, kui ana te hau o roto. Pakaru ana tana hamuti i te kitenga o te atarangi a tana Kuia.

E kui, kaua koe e whakapupuni atu i ngā kokonga o te whare, i whakaaro au ko koe tētahi tangata kōhuru, tata au ki te tioro. Ka kata pai te kuia, ānei te rama e Makere, tērā pea mēnā ka kite koe i tētahi tangata kōhuru, karanga mai, mā tāua ia e whakarau!

…….ka aha nāianei?

 

 


anime, Comics, DVDs, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Manga, Rachel

Mahou shoujo Part 2

22.07.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Since mahou shoujo is a whole subgenre of anime and manga I thought I had better tell you about our super collection of manga and anime that we have in our libraries! Did you even know we had them in the collection? I’ve chosen a few “magical girl” themed anime and manga for you all to check out that you may or may not be familiar with already.

(In case you didn’t know, manga are comics you read and anime are cartoons you watch.)

Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsPretty Guardian Sailor Moon (manga)

If you grew up in the 90s like me, you’d probably be pretty familiar with Sailor Moon. Usagi Tsukino (Serena) is a regular girl, until she discovers she is sailor senshi Sailor Moon. Together with the other sailor scouts, handsome Tuxedo Mask and two mystical beings that appear to be sentient stuffed cats, Sailor Moon must stop the evil Queen Beryl from taking over the world.

Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsCardcaptor Sakura (manga)

This is one of my absolute favourites! Ten year old Sakura accidentally releases a magical set of cards called the Clow Cards, and is enlisted by the guardian of the cards to capture them again. Each card has a special ability and some cards require some serious puzzle-solving to capture. It is written and illustrated by popular manga group Clamp, and it has absolutely beautiful illustrations throughout.

My-Z-HiMe (anime)

This story takes place in the distant future on the planet Earl, colonized by immigrants from Earth centuries ago. Certain girls and women aspire to be Meister Otomes – bodyguards, attendants and warriors that serve the royalty of various kingdoms. Arika Yumemiya has come to Windbloom Kingdom in search of her mother, a former Otome. Arika enrols at Garderobe Academy to train to be an Otome herself, but she must beware those who desire to use the old technologies of the Otome for destructive powers.

Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsAlice 19th (manga)

Alice Seno is a 15-year-old girl, constantly living in the shadow of her seemingly perfect older sister Mayura. One day Alice rescues a white rabbit from the road, but it is no ordinary rabbit. It reveals its true form and informs Alice she is destined to be a Lotis Master – someone who uses the power of words and communication to enter the Inner Heart of others. Alice soon discovers this is a powerful ability which must be used carefully when she accidentally makes her older sister disappear. Using the power of the Lotis Runes, Alice must get Mayura back.

Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsFull Moon o Sagashite (manga)

Twelve-year-old Mitsuki Koyama loves singing and dreams of becoming a pop star. Unfortunately, a malignant tumor in her throat prevents her from pursuing her passion. However, her life turns around when two surprisingly fun-loving harbingers of death appear to grant Mitsuki a temporary reprieve from her illness and give her singing career a magical push start. (library catalogue)


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Māwhai tuhituhi – Rātū

22.07.14 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Ata mārie taiohi mā

Inanahi rā i puta te whārangi ipurangi mō te Māwhai tuhituhi, tā koutou pakiwaitara tuhituhi ā-ipurangi.  Kua oti kē ngā whiti e rua, kei a koe te whiti tuatoru.   Āpiti atu ō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, mō ngā rā 21-25 o Hūrae.

Mēnā ka hiahia koe ki te uru ki te whakataetae haere ki te whārangi o te māwhai tuhituhi, pāngia te pikitia “māwhai tuhi” ki runga rā,  āpiti tō tuhi ki te wahanga tuhi ki raro nei rānei.

Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā hei wini i te taonga o te rā, ki te wikitoria i te taonga nunui pea, ā, ki te hono ki te pakiwaitara mo te whiti o te rā.

Tukuna mai ō whiti – kia tuhi!

Ānei ngā whiti e rua…

Kua horoia ngā rīhi, ka paoho mai te pouaka whakaata, “I tēnei wā ka huri ki ngā matapae huarere mō āpōpō, tērā te whakatūpato a Te Ratonga Tirorangi, he āwhā, he hau āwhiwhio …” Kātahi ka weto te pouaka whakaata! Ka weto ngā raiti o te whare! Kua pō uriuri.

Ngaro hirea ana nga tangi o te ao. Matapiko ana te hau awhiowhio i waho, ka tau. PAKO! Keko ana te tiro a Pita i te aro pena o te hitawe. Ka taka te mahana o te whare, kui ana te hau o roto. Pakaru ana tana hamuti i te kitenga o te atarangi a tana Kuia.

……… ka aha nāianei?

 


Comics, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Librarian's Choice, Nick', Nicola, Reviews

Nik’s Picks: Young Avengers

21.07.14 | Permalink | Comment?

Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsOh, Young Avengers. I love you. Let me count the ways. This is a relatively new title from Marvel, documenting the, well, Young Avengers. A group of teenagers fighting super villains while dealing with typical adolescent angst might seem like a tired concept, but the great writers on this title make it so much more than that. The line-up includes Miss America, a mysterious supe who is so strong she can kick holes into other dimensions, “Kid” Loki, a teen version of the villain from the Marvel Universe, who isn’t exactly the most trustworthy member of the team (for obvious reasons), the Wiccan, son of the Scarlet Witch, and many more besides. One of the things I love about this title is that the line-up changes every couple of issues, which keeps things fairly fresh while staying true to the original spirit of the series.

Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsThe Young Avengers also have to cope with other problems, outside the usual teenage angst. They struggle with getting acceptance from the ‘real’ Avengers, ethical dilemmas and the changing roster of the team. Not all of their problems are easily solved by applications of their powers and they have to deal with the consequences. Another notable feature is the diversity of the team: Miss America is Hispanic, the Patriot is African American and there are several members of the team who are gay or bisexual. In fact, this series has won two GLAAD awards for its sensitive portrayal of their struggles. Although this may not be the most unique feature of these guys, since at least two of the teens are aliens and one is the reincarnation of a Norse deity.

Despite all these various problems, there’s plenty of light hearted moments; Loki’s tricks are often centered around his disinclination to pay for his food when he’s in diners. The team genuinely care about each other, despite their many clashes. But the series never feels like an after-school special. It’s well written, it’s funny, it’s action packed, and for a “cape” comic, it’s extremely believable. Even if you’re not a comic reader, this series is definitely worth picking up.

Here’s Volume 1: Sidekicks.


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Nau Mai ki te Māwhai Tuhituhi!

21.07.14 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Mōrenā koutou katoa! Hei te ata nei kei te whakatūwhera mātou i te whārangi ipurangi mō te Māwhai tuhituhi, tā koutou pakiwaitara tuhituhi ā-ipurangi.

Kua oti kē i te kaituhi rongonui haere nei a Paora Tibble te whiti tuatahi te tuhituhi, ā, māu e whakamutua – āpiti atu ō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, hei te 21-25 o Hūrae. Āpiti tō tuhi hei te wahanga tuhi ki raro nei, uru ki te whārangi o te māwhai tuhituhi hei te patohia i te pikitia “māwhai tuhi” ki raro nei ki tetukuna i tō tuhi ki a mātou.

Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā hei wini i te taonga mo te rā, ki te wikitoria i te taonga nunui pea, ā, ki te hono ki te pakiwaitara mo te whiti o te rā.

Tukuna mai ō whiti – kia tuhi!

 

Ānei te whiti tuatahi… me aha inaianei?

Kua horoia ngā rīhi, ka paoho mai te pouaka whakaata,

“I tēnei wā ka huri ki ngā matapae huarere mō āpōpō, tērā te whakatūpato a Te Ratonga Tirorangi, he āwhā, he hau āwhiwhio …”

Kātahi ka weto te pouaka whakaata! Ka weto ngā raiti o te whare! Kua pō uriuri.


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Choupette Lagerfeld

18.07.14 | Permalink | Comment?

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Prepare yourselves; we are in the midst of a pet revolution! Karl Lagerfeld’s famously pampered kitty, Choupette, has secured herself a book deal. Yes, she can write! In her upcoming book Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat, Choupette tells all about her luxurious lifestyle – she owns her own iPad and eats at the dinner table from fine china. She has two maids entirely devoted to her grooming and pampering, as well as access to a chauffeur-driven car. Karl Lagerfeld, doting cat daddy, describes her as being “like a kept woman. [...] She is beyond spoiled.”

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Choupette’s  “complete guide to the art of living” will include photos of the treasured feline shot by Lagerfeld, as well as sections on diet, healthcare, fashion and beauty and confessions of Choupette’s great loves and pet hates.

If you are amping to know aaaaall about Choupette’s innermost thoughts and feelings (admit it), you can soon find it here! The book is set to be released in September, and will soon be available to reserve on our catalogue. In the meantime, you can enjoy some of our other entertaining Lagerfeld publications:

Syndetics book coverThe world according to Karl : the wit and wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld / edited by Jean-Christophe Napias, Sandrine Gulbenkian ; foreword by Patrick Mauriès ; illustrations by Charles Ameline.
“Karl Lagerfeld’s quick wit and silver tongue are as notorious as Chanel’s quilted handbag. This book is a cornucopia of his Karlisms: cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, but always impossible to ignore. His wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes and are regularly seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes, and sages the world over. Here, in his own deadpan words, are his exacting opinions on everything-from fashion, style, women, and Chanel to fame, life, and books. This is the ultimate repertoire of wit and wisdom from fashion’s sharpest pin.” – adapted from amazon.com

Lagerfeld confidential [videorecording] / Realitism Films presents a Realitism Film production ; a film by Rodolphe Marconi.
A look at the life of the man who ruled the House of Chanel for over 20 years through interviews with those who knew him best, including Lagerfeld himself. Features Princess Caroline of Monaco and Nicole Kidman.


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