Te tiriti, te pakanga, ngā kōrero nehe

This month the story of Bunty Preece gives us insight into the war efforts of D Company, 28 Māori Battalion, and there is a revised edition of Claudia Orange’s excellent introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi.

Syndetics book coverTurning points : events that changed the course of New Zealand history / Paul Moon.
“Historian Paul Moon has chosen 20 events that have shaped the course of New Zealand history over the years. The events are described and illustrated with photographs drawn from the archives, and Moon outlines how New Zealand history has changed as a result”–Publisher’s information.

Syndetics book coverGreater Māori Auckland / David Simmons ; including the Māori place names of Auckland, collected by George Graham.
Here, David Simmons extends his earlier account of the many traditions and legends of the Auckland isthmus to its wider context, the countryside beyond.”–back cover.

Syndetics book coverKawea te wairua o te kupu / Agnes McFarland (ētita).
“Ko te tuhituhi o te whakaritenga o te whakaaro o tēnei pukapuka he whakatakoto huarahi ki ngā kāinga kōrero i tipu i roto i ngā tau kia kaua e wareware kia kitea ō mātau, ō tātau kanohi ngā kaituhi, ēnei kaituhi ki ngā hapori reo o tōu whānau, hapū, iwi. Kai kona te tika, kai kona te ora, kai kona e hora ai te kupu kia kaua e noho noa ki runga i te whārangi kohokoho, maremare ai. Koia te kaupapa o tēnei tuhituhi kia tipu ngā momo whakataurite, te anga whakaputanga o ngā whakahoutanga o te whakaaro mā tātau katoa ngā kaituhi me te hunga kai te piki ake”–Publisher’s website.

Syndetics book coverKia puāwaitia ngā tumanako : critical issues for whānau in Māori education / Jessica Hutchings … [et al.].
“The kaupapa Māori-driven methodology of whanaungatanga, the process of wānanga, and methods of gathering kōrero ā-whānau have enabled us to identify critical issues for whānau in te kōhanga reo, wharekura, early childhood educaton and Pākehā schools”–p. vi-vii.

Syndetics book coverBunty Preece : soldier of the 28 (Māori) Battalion / Tom O’Connor.
The story of Alfred (Bunty) Preece of the Chatham Islands (Moriori, Kāi Tahu), soldier, farmer, local body politician, kaumatua and advocate for his people. Includes his recollections of the Italian Campaign of World War Two while serving with the D Company 28 (Māori) Battalion. Includes a full nominal roll of members of D Company.

Syndetics book coverThe story of a treaty / Claudia Orange.
“The Treaty of Waitangi is a central document in New Zealand history. This lively account tells the story of the Treaty from its signing in 1840 through the debates and struggles of the nineteenth century to the gathering political momentum of recent decades. The second edition of this popular book brings the story up to the present”–Back cover.

Syndetics book coverMaori designs / Penny Brown.This book is published by Search Press, UK and is no. 7 in a series titled “The design library” – Penny Brown has contributed two other books in the series – Art nouveau designs, and Celtic designs. There is no explanation as to what the designs represent, or whence they were derived.

AlterNative : an international journal of indigenous peoples ; vol. 9, issue 1 (2013)
p. 3. Mana whenua and the settlement of Treaty of Waitangi claims in the Central North Island of New Zealand by Rāpata Wiri.
“This paper discusses the application of mana whenua or Māori custom law in a controversial Treaty of Waitangi settlement known as the “Treelords Deal”. “–Abstract.

MAI Journal: A New Zealand journal of indigenous scholarship ;volume 2, no. 1
The newest issue of MAI Journal is now available (online).
Anne-Marie Jackson provides a discursive analysis of rangatiratanga in the context of Māori fisheries. Jackson explores the restrictions that the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi give to the term rangatiratanga and its authority.
The article entitled “Whānau-centred health and social service delivery in New Zealand” by Amohia Boulton, Jennifer Tamehana and Tula Brannelly explores the “whānau ora philosophy that became the cornerstone of Māori health policy” and offer their observations on how important this new policy approach has been, and will be in the coming years.
Spencer Lilley proposes to fill the gap in literature in her paper “Māori Career Information Seeking.” She finds that it is the interpersonal relationships of the individuals to be the main informer for rangatahi.
A descriptive study in maintaining relationships and accessing information is presented by Acushla O’Carroll in the article entitled “An Analysis of How Rangatahi Māori Use Social Networking Sites”