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


Fred Graham Creator of Forms - Te Tohunga Auaha

by Maria de Jong with Fred Graham

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Photographs by Geoff Dale

Release: June 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


First Readers in Māori

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Release: June 2014

This is a set of ten first readers in te reo Māori with translations in English. These bilingual books are ideal for beginning learners of Māori, with simple language and stories, and illustrations that support the text.

Each book has a glossary that gives a clear English translation of the te reo Māori text.

The books are packaged as a set, and the ten titles are:

  • He Ika Nui (A Big Fish) by Hannah Rainforth, illustrated by Tamara Kan
  • He Kaui (A Mobile) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Caroline Adair Down
  • He Hanawiti (A Sandwich) by Stephanie Pohe, illustrated by Mike Henry
  • Kei Hea a Wiremu? (Where is Wiremu?) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Brian GunsonMaori_Glossary_web.jpg
  • Ngā Kararehe o te Pāmu (Farm Animals) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • Kia ora Hana Kōkō (Thank you Father Christmas) by Manu Te Awa,illustrated by Mike Henry
  • Pekepeke (Jump) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • Hiripa Taretare (Tattered Slippers) by Maude Bedggood, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • Tokohia (How Many?) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • Tekau ngā Poihau (Ten Balloons) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Brian Gunson

ISBN: 978-1-77550-154-1

RRP: $40.00


First Readers in Samoan

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Release: June 2014

This is a set of ten first readers in Samoan with translations in English. These bilingual books are ideal for beginning learners of Samoan, with simple language and stories, and illustrations that support the text.

Each book has a glossary that gives a clear English translation of the Samoan text.

All of the books have been translated into Samoan by Ainslie Chu Ling So‘o who is a language consultant specialist at the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture in Samoa.

The books are packaged as a set, and the ten titles are:

  • ‘O le I‘a Lāpo‘a (A Big Fish) by Hannah Rainforth, illustrated by Tamara Kan
  • ‘O le Meafeluea‘i (A Mobile) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Caroline Adair Down
  • ‘O le Sanuisi (A Sandwich) by Stephanie Pohe, illustrated by Mike HenrySamoan_Glossary_web.jpg
  • Po ‘o fea Wiremu? (Where is Wiremu?) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Brian Gunson
  • ‘O le Fa‘ato‘aga Lafumanu (Farm Animals) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • Fa‘afetai Tamā Kerisimasi (Thank you Father Christmas) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Mike Henry
  • Puna (Jump) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • ‘O Se‘evae Māsaesae (Tattered Slippers) by Maude Bedggood, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • ‘E To‘afia? (How Many?) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
  • ‘E Sefulu Paluni (Ten Balloons) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Brian Gunson

ISBN: 978-1-77550-157-2

RRP: $40.00


Whispers & Vanities - Samoan Indigenous Knowledge and Religion

Edited by Tamasailau M. Suaalii-Sauni, Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Vitolia Mo’a,
Naomi Fuamatu, Upolu Luma Va’ai, Reina Whaitiri and Stephen L. Filipo

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This collection of essays and selected poetry responds to an address on Samoan religious culture given by Samoa’s Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi, to the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

The address challenges some fundamental aspects of and assumptions in modern Samoan indigenous religious culture.

The essays and poetry form a carefully woven critique, from within and outside Samoa, of aspects of Samoa’s religious and cultural values.

There are thirty-eight contributing authors to the collection, including Samoa’s Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi, and a diverse range of prominent Pacific and non-Pacific writers, poets, theologians and academics (from theology and religious studies, to sociology, psychology, history and education).

These include Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Vitolia Mo’a, Jenny Plane Te Paa Daniel, Momoe Von Reiche, Paul Morris, Raymond Pelly, Serie Barford, Jione Havea, Upolu Luma Va’ai, Ruperake Petaia, Fonoti Lafitai I. Fuata’i, Bradd Shore, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Toeolesulusulu Damon I. Salesa, Tui Rakuita, Cluny Macpherson and La’avasa Macpherson, Tafea Brandon Polamalu, Anne-Marie Tupuola, Naomi Fuamatu, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Afegaitinooti Jennifer Freeman, Karen I. Lupe, Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard, Vilsoni Hereniko, Teresia K. Teaiwa, Sia Figiel, Reina Whaitiri, Tracey McIntosh, Peseta Noumea Simi, Konai Helu Thaman, Unaisi Nabobo-Baba, Tusiata Avia, Stephen L. Filipo, Anthony J. Kelly, and Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl.

ISBN: 978-1-77550-160-2

RRP: $45.00