Recent additions to the Māori Collection

Strengthen your mātauranga of te ao Māori by checking out some of the recent non-fiction additions to our Māori Collection.

Environmental politics and policy in Aotearoa New Zealand
“In this book, leading scholars from around Aotearoa introduce students to environmental politics and policy based in this country’s unique institutional, cultural and resource context. The text focuses on the key importance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the characteristics of the natural environment in Aotearoa and the role of gender dynamics in the distribution of power, before turning to how this unique setting informs and is, in turn, informed by the global context of environmental politics. The authors take a systemic view of environmental politics and governance in New Zealand, addressing the philosophical and ideational debates about who and what matters, the political institutions that embed and enact these ideas, and how these ideas then manifest in particular arenas. Practical tips are woven throughout.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Ngā hau e whā o tāwhirimātea : culturally responsive teaching and learning for the tertiary sector
“This guide is designed to provide practical advice and opportunities to reflect on what it means to teach in culturally responsive ways. It uses the metaphor of Ngā Hau e Whā o Tāwhirimātea – the four winds of Tāwhirimātea – to represent the four core components of culturally responsive practice: whanaungatanga (relationships), manaakitanga (ethic of care), kotahitanga (unity) and rangatiratanga (student agency and leadership). This guide is intended to be applied in a flexible and empowering way to inspire educators in tertiary educational settings to broaden and deepen the culture of care within their learning environments” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Niho taniwha : improving teaching and learning for ākonga Māori / Riwai-Couch, Melanie
“The book is centred around the Niho Taniwha model in which both the learner and the teacher move through three phases in the teaching and learning process: Whai, Ako and Mau. Educational success for Māori students is about more than academic achievement – it includes all aspects of hauora (health and wellbeing). This book demonstrates how to create learning environments that encompass self-esteem, happiness and engagement in Māori language, identity and culture.” (Catalogue)


Fragments from a contested past : remembrance, denial and New Zealand history / Kidman, Joanna
“‘What a nation or society chooses to remember and forget speaks to its contemporary priorities and sense of identity. Understanding how that process works enables us to better imagine a future with a different, or wider, set of priorities.’ History has rarely felt more topical or relevant as, all across the globe, nations have begun to debate who, how and what they choose to remember and forget. In this BWB Text, a team of five researchers, several from iwi invaded or attacked during the nineteenth-century New Zealand Wars, reflect on these questions of memory and loss locally. Combining first-hand fieldnotes from their journeys to sites of conflict and contestation with innovative archival and oral research exploring the gaps and silences in the ways we engage with the past, this group investigates how these events are remembered – or not – and how this has shaped the modern New Zealand nation.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Hei taonga ma nga uri whakatipu : treasures for the rising generation : The Dominion Museum ethnological expeditions, 1919-1923 / Ngata, Wayne
“From 1919 to 1923, a team from the Dominion Museum travelled to tribal areas across Te Ika-a-Maui The North Island to record tikanga Maori. These ethnographic expeditions, the first in the world to be inspired and guided by indigenous leaders, used cutting-edge technologies that included cinematic film and wax cylinders to record fishing techniques, art forms (weaving, kowhaiwhai, kapa haka and moteatea), ancestral rituals and everyday life in the communities they visited. The team visited the 1919 Hui Aroha in Gisborne, the 1920 welcome to the Prince of Wales in Rotorua, and communities along the Whanganui River (1921) and in Tairawhiti (1923). This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of these expeditions, and the determination of early twentieth century Maori leaders, including Ngata, Te Rangihiroa, James Carroll, and those in the communities they visited, to pass on ancestral tikanga ‘hei taonga mo nga uri whakatipu’ as treasures for a rising generation.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

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