Whānau Bundle (large)

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Stories to share amongst the whānau!

Santa's Worst Christmas by Huia Publishers. Santa's cancelled Christmas and he's quit! The kids in the story come up with a clever plan to get Santa back in the sleigh! An Aotearoa Christmas picture book. RRP $20

Te Haere ki te Rapu Pea by Michale Rosen. The picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt translated into te reo Māori with all the rhythm and sounds of the original story. RRP $20

Whetū Toa and the Magician by Steph Matuku. Whetū and her mum are looking after a magician's place. In the house, things move around, giggle and quack. ON the farm, the animals have tricks too. Just as Whetū is getting used to it all, the magician's assistant disappears. Now, Whetū, must step in. And she does something amazing with the magic in her fingertips. RRP $25

The History Speech by Mark Sweet. In 1960s provincial Aotearoa, middle-class families are not always as respectable as they appear. Below the surface, there are secrets. Callum Gow is composing his history speech all the while coming to understand with his own identity and where he belongs. RRP $30

Matariki: The Star of the Year by Rangi Matamua. An exploration of traditional meanings of Matariki and understandings of Matariki in a modern context. RRP $35

Heke-nuku-mai-nga-iwi Busby: Not Here by Chance by Jeff Evans. In 1992, the double-hulled canoe Te Aurere sailed from New Zealand to the Cook Islands, supporting evidence of deliberate early Māori migrations. This book charts Hec Busby's life and his undertaking of this trip. 


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  • Format: Softback
  • Language: Māori and English
  • Publication Date: 30 Nov 2020

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Huia Publishers

This book was either translated or put together by staff of Huia Publishers.The stories in our Huia Short Stories collections are written by various Māori authors who have been selected as finalists in the short story in Māori or English, or novel extract sections in our biennial Pikihuia Awards writing competition.Read more about Huia Publishers o... Read More

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Mark Sweet

Mark Sweet (Ngā Māhanga, Tītahi, Taranaki) was born in Napier and grew up in Waimarama. In the 1980s, he lived in Hong Kong and travelled extensively in China, returning in 2007 to study Tai Chi and Quigong. After careers in the property sector and restaurants, Mark is now devoting his time to writing. His first novel, Zhu Mao, was published in 201... Read More

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Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is well known as an author of children’s books, a poet performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He has been involved in the production of more than one hundred books. He lectures at universities on children’s literature, reading and writing, and he gives presentations to school children to encourage enthusiasm for books and poetry. Te... Read More

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Rangi Matamua

Dr Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) is a professor at the University of Waikato, and his research fields are Māori astronomy and star lore, Māori culture, and Māori language development, research and revitalisation. He travels extensively throughout the country giving public lectures about Matariki and Māori Astronomy.Follow Rangi on Facebook Read More

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Steph Matuku

Steph Matuku (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Te Āti Awa) is a freelance writer who has studied business management and acting and is currently studying tikanga Māori with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. She writes short stories and plays for children, blogs, film scripts, book reviews, articles and prose. Read More

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Jeff Evans

Jeff Evans is a writer and photographer based in Auckland. He has written several books relating to waka, including Ngā Waka o Neherā, Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand and Waka Taua: The Maori War Canoe. Between them, these books recall Māori migration traditions, describe navigation skills used by Māori to voyage between the ... Read More

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