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Keep an eye out for the latest HUIA releases over the next few months:


The Value of the Māori LanguageValue_of_Maori_language_shad.jpg - Te Hua o te Reo Māori

Edited by Rawinia Higgins, Poia Rewi, Vincent Olsen-Reeder and Delyn Day

Release: March 2014

The Value of the Māori Language is a compilation of important ideas and philosophies from key commentators in the field of Māori language revitalisation in response to the question 'What is the value of the Māori language?'.

This collection of essays in Māori and English explores the actions taken to restore the status of the Māori language, challenges ideas about how the language can be revitalised and looks at approaches to ensure the future of the language. The chapters discuss issues around the Māori Language Act and Crown policy, community initiatives, language development in the education system, and support of Māori language in media. This is the second book in a series of edited collections that looks at Māori research in areas critical for Māori and society.

An outline of the contributions include:

  1. 'ZePA – Right-shifting: Reorientation towards Normalisation', Rawinia Higgins and Poia Rewi
  2. 'Kua Tū Tāngata E! Moving a Critical Mass', Iritana Tawhiwhirangi
  3. 'A House with Many Rooms: Rediscovering Māori as a Civic Language in the Wake of the Māori Language Act (1987)', Mamari Stephens
  4. 'Te Niho o te Ture Reo Māori', Timoti Karetu
  5. 'Te Reo Māori i te Whare Pāremata', Te Ururoa Flavell
  6. 'Kia Matike, Kia Mataara: Te Huanui o Kotahi Mano Kāika', Hana O’Regan
  7. 'He Iho Reo', Katharina Ruckstuhl
  8. 'He Hua Rānei Tō te Reo Māori mō ngā Rā Kai te Heke Mai?', Jeremy Tatere MacLeod
  9. 'Whāia te Ara a Tō Tupuna a Tāwhaki: Whakatupuranga Rua Mano; He Mahere Whakapakari i te Iwi', Pakake Winiata
  10. 'Te Reo Kōrero, te Reo Mana', Mike Ross
  11. 'Te Nekunekutanga o ngā Reo Taketake', Korohere Ngapo
  12. 'Matua Rautia ngā Tamariki o te Kōhanga Reo', James Te Wharehuia Milroy
  13. 'Te Hokinga ki te Ūkaipō: Constructions of Māori Language Development', Arapera Royal Tangaere
  14. 'Te Kura Kaupapa Māori 1985–2012', Toni Waho and Arapine Walker
  15. 'The Road to Language Proficiency Is Always Under Construction', Tabitha McKenzie and Rawiri Toia
  16. 'Iti te Kupu, Nui te Kōrero: The Study of the Little Details That Make the Māori Language Māori', Karena Kelly
  17. 'Kia Ora Tonu mō Ake Tonu E!', Te Ripowai Higgins
  18. 'Kotahi Kapua i te Rangi, he Marangai ki te Whenua: The Philosophy and Pedagogy of Te Ataarangi', Maureen Muller and Andrea Kire
  19. 'Te Panekiretanga o te Reo', Paraone Gloyne
  20. 'He Reo Tautoko: A History of Iwi Radio Broadcasting', Jo Mane
  21. 'Te Reo Pāpāho me te Reo Māori – Māori Broadcasting and te Reo Māori', Rangi Matamua
  22. 'Radio Kahungunu: Tribal Language Revitalisation Efforts', Joseph Selwyn Te Rito
  23. 'He Kura Takitahi – he Kura Takimano', Tainui Stephens
  24. 'Young People, Technology and the Future of te Reo Māori', Te Taka Keegan and Daniel Cunliffe
  25. 'He Mātārere: Te Reo Mōteatea', Wayne Ngata

ISBN: 9781775501411

RRP: $45.00


 HungryCaterpillarSamoanShd.jpg‘O le Katepila Matuā Fia ‘Ai

by Eric Carle, translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So‘o

Release: March 2014

The popular children’s picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now translated into Samoan.

With the same beautiful illustrations and dye cut pages as the original book, the Samoan translation retains the humour and quirky character of the little caterpillar and simplicity of the story.

ISBN: 9781775501398

RRP: $20.00


‘O le Nofoaga ‘olo‘o iai Meaola Mata‘utiaWildThingsSamoanShd.jpg

by Eric Carle, translation by Ainslie Chu Ling-So‘o

Release: March 2014

The award-winning much-loved children’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are is now translated into Samoan.

With the same lively, creative illustrations as the original book, the Samoan version retains the simplicity and imagination of Maurice Sendak’s story, capturing Max’s feisty character, the magic of the adventure and ‘wild rumpus’, and the pleasure of things returning to normal.

ISBN: 9781775501404

RRP: $24.00


Fred Graham Creator of Forms - Te Tohunga Auaha

by Maria de Jong with Fred Graham

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Photographs by Geoff Dale

Release: May 2014

This comprehensive survey of the art of Fred Graham details the artist’s life from his childhood in the Waikato to his career as a sculptor.

Fred Graham is a leading figure in New Zealand’s art world. He began as an art teacher, and since 1984, he has been a full-time sculptor, producing a wealth of work and having sell-out exhibitions.

His work is displayed in public spaces in New Zealand and several Pacific Rim countries.

This book is richly illustrated with photographs of the artworks by award-wining photographer Geoff Dale, and it includes essays by Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Professor Robert Jahnke and Dr Jill Smith that discuss Fred Graham’s work in the context of New Zealand art.

ISBN: 978-1-77550-134-3

RRP: $49.99