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NOTE: The release of the two Māori edition Maurice Sendak books - Kei Reira Ngā Weriweri and Kei te Kīhini o te Pō - has been postponed until September 2013 due to production issues.
Keep an eye out for the latest HUIA releases over the next few months:
'SWIM / TĀHOE'
The Story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai'
Re-told by Chris Szekely, illustrations by Andrew Burdan, translation by Scotty Morrison
Release: June 2013
This Te Arawa Māori traditional story tells of two lovers forbidden to meet who find a way to be together. In the legend, Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tūtānekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tūtānekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa’s father considers him unsuitable.
They vow to be together, and every night on the island, Tūtānekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tūtānekai.
Available as a hard cover in both Māori and English editions.
Will be available with free audio download.
ISBN Maori: 978-1-77550-105-3
ISBN English: 978-1-77550-079-7
The Spirit of Māori Leadership
by Selwyn Katene
Release: July 2013
The Spirit of Māori Leadership explores what leadership is, discusses different models and styles of Māori leadership, describes the qualities and approaches of Māori leaders and, using this knowledge, looks at the attributes and styles needed in future leaders.
The book provides insights into and analysis of traditional and contemporary models of Māori leadership. From this, it identifies three connected themes: understanding what makes a good leader, the importance of people and relationships, and the need to formulate a strategic plan. The book examines four leadership models: transactional, charismatic, transformational and organic.
Living by the Moon
by Wiremu Tawhai
Release: August 2013
This book, originally researched and written as part of an academic study, sets out and discusses the maramataka or lunar month and the understanding of the days and nights according Te Whānau-ā-Apanui tribal knowledge.
The dependence of Te Whānau-ā-Apanui ancestors on the environment led them to closely study the changes and cycles in nature so they could ensure their survival in their tribal area. Knowledge of aspects such as the sea conditions and best planting and harvesting times at each day of the month were carefully observed and remembered and community activities were arranged according to the phases of the moon.
This book records this traditional knowledge, handed down orally and through practical demonstration to Te Whānau-ā-Apanui elders by their forebears, and from them to the next generations.
Kei Reira Ngā Weriweri
by Maurice Sendak, translation by Te Tumatakuru O'Connell
Release: Sep 2013
The award-winning much-loved children’s picture book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ is now translated into te reo Māori.
Kei te Kīhini o te Pō
by Maurice Sendak, translation by Brian Morris
Release: Sep 2013
Maurice Sendak’s award-winning children’s picture book ‘In the Night Kitchen’ is now translated into te reo Māori.