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


By Brian Bargh

Release: March 2016

Māori fishing rights were guaranteed by the Treaty of Waitangi, taken away by Crown actions, and, along with Māori land rights and other grievances, contested throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Finally, after years of struggle in the courts, through the Waitangi Tribunal and in protests, Māori fishing rights were restored.

This book claims that four pou or elements significantly assisted in the recognition and eventual recovery of Māori fishing rights: The Treaty of Waitangi; the courts; The Waitangi Tribunal and the resilience and tenacity of Māori people, who never gave up fighting for what was right.

The author argues that the strong tradition of fairness and justice in New Zealand society provided a platform for Māori and Pākehā to support the four pou and address the injustices that included not only a denial of Māori fishing rights but also a large number of others. The restoration of Māori fishing rights, therefore, is not an isolated event but is part of the larger picture of New Zealand society accepting that Māori had been unjustly treated since the 1840s and choosing to redress those injustices.

Brian Bargh has a Master of Agricultural Science degree and spent several years working as a water quality scientist and manager, including three years in Papua New Guinea. He has had thirty years’ involvement in environmental and social justice movements and has been a negotiator for the Crown in settling historical grievances Māori hapū and iwi have taken against the Crown. He has also written several reports on grievances for the Waitangi Tribunal. Until recently, he was publishing manager of commercial books for Huia Publishers.

ISBN: 978-1-77550-196-1

RRP: $45.00


Story and illustrations by Mo Willems

Translated into te reo Maori by Kawata Teepa

Release: April 2016

The popular children’s picture book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! is now translated into te reo Māori.

With the same lively, cartoon-like illustrations as the original book, the reo Māori version retains the fun and humour of Mo Willems’s story, capturing the pigeon’s pleading, wheedling and reasoning as it tries to get the reader to agree to it driving the bus while the driver isn’t there.

Mo Willems is a writer and animator and also works in television and theatre. During his time working on Sesame Street, he won six Emmy Awards for his writing on the series. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, his first book for children, was a New York Times bestseller and won a Caldecott Honour. Since then, he has gone on to publish many books for children and adults and his drawings and sculptures have been widely exhibited. He has won many awards, including the Caldecott Honour (three times), the Theodor Suess Geisel Medal (twice) and five Geisel Honours.

ISBN: 978-1-77550-223-4

RRP: $20.00