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              Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts
                

              Nga Aro-Takaro: 100 Maori Games Artefacts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brown, Harko; Brown, Yves

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              Aro-takaro are the 'face' of traditional Maori games. They are the iconic implements associated with indigenous games practices, rituals and protocols. A testament to their prolific ancient uses are the numerous games artefacts, vividly etched in millennia-old cave paintings, all... over Aotearoa/NZ. Aro-takaro were spiritually conceived from the environment by villagers and perfected as social and educational tools by tohunga, the intellectual giants of the day, known as Hohou-Rongo - revered games artisans and peace-makers. The Hohou-Rongo utilised aro-takaro as mechanisms for peace, enjoyment, social bonding and in education to make their tribespeople resilient and adaptive. Each of the 100 aro-takaro within this volume is illustrated, has a description of the materials it is made from and activities that it is synonymous with. The reader will immediately be able to visit their sacred forests, and with due reverence, identify resources with which to make aro-takaro. These artefacts are as diverse as parahirahi (games sandals) & pikipotae (peace headdresses), equipment for hakura & matamatarongo protocols ( peace dances) and ki (balls), pona (knots) and perepere (games pieces). Here then is a cultural resource which can link educationalists with some of the aro-takaro technologies, conservation practices and beliefs of our forebears.
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              ISBN 9780473468798
              Published AU 21 Sep 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Sorry Tale of Morris Fox
                

              The Sorry Tale of Morris Fox (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pryor, Adam

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              Morris Fox lives in London under a house with his family. He tries his best to get food, but he has to be very careful in a place like London. Not everyone enjoys having foxes about - especially when they are cooking bacon and eggs! With it's simple storyline The Sorry Tale of ...Morris Fox will capture children's imagination as Morris Fox goes out into the city looking for food. Kids follow Morris Fox's misfortunes and the story will keep them guessing as to what will happen next.The moral of the tale comes through as the story progresses, 'if at first you don't succeed, try, try again.' The book has 16 pages of text .The simple text and a certain amount of repetition mean it is a great reader for children from their second year of schooling.
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              ISBN 9780473364496
              Released AU 24 Jul 2016
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age Children
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              The Clay Woman
                

              The Clay Woman (Paperback)

              By Hall, Xoe

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              Tane Mahuta created the many wonders of nature that surround us today, but humanlife eludes him. As he sculpts the form of a woman from the scared red earth of Papatuanuku, Tane Mahuta can't begin to imagine what he is about to discover and all the beauty it beholds...

              ISBN 9780473422509
              Published AU 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Dog and the Mog, Go Camping
                

              The Dog and the Mog, Go Camping (Paperback)

              By Arnott, Kaye

              • RRP: $23.99
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              This is a lovely rhyming story that is a sequel to 'The Dog and the Mog', and tells more tales about Davey the Dog, Mavis the Mog and Bruce their owner. Camping is a quintessential way of holidaying everywhere, and many will be able to relate to some of the challenges that can ar...ise, especially with the weather! Davey the Dog and Mavis the Mog are going camping at the beach with Bruce and the family in the summer holidays. They plan on having heaps of fun and need to take lots of things to play with so there is plenty to do when they get there. Everything is packed in the car, they get to the beach and set up the camp. After tea and a walk, everyone piles into bed and off they go to sleep. But while they are sleeping it starts to teem with rain and when Bruce's dad gets up to go out to the loo, his feet hit water to discover they are flooded - it's true! So they have to clear the water and sit tight until morning. When they get up it is sunny and warm and they dry everything out that got wet. Even the flood, although frightening, does not stop them thinking that going camping is still the BEST holiday.
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              ISBN 9780473495084
              Published AU 22 Oct 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series The Dog and the Mog
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              Old Russian Jack
                

              Old Russian Jack (Paperback)

              By Atkinson, Tania; Illustrated by Walker, Viv

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              Old Russian Jack is a delightful - almost true - story about a famous swagman and the greedy animals who take a big interest in his luggage.

              ISBN 9780473469719
              Published AU 20 Mar 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 5-9 years
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              Love Our Ocean: Young Ocean Explorers
               

              Love Our Ocean: Young Ocean Explorers (Hardback)

              By Hathaway, Steve; Hathaway, Riley; Photographs by Robinson, Richard; Illustrated by McDell, Jamie

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              Join Riley Hathaway on the most amazing adventures with her Dad, underwater cameraman Steve, to find the largest, most scary and amazing creatures in New Zealand's vast oceans. Young Ocean Explorers - Love Our Ocean, the book inspired by the popular TV series, features spectac...ular imagery by award-winning photographer, Richard Robinson. It opens up a whole new world, bringing us face to face with the beauty and strangeness of the underwater realm in a quality never seen before. Riley's adventures bring the natural world closer through amazing facts, stories and interviews with some of New Zealand's top marine experts. Illustrations by popular singer-songwriter, Jamie McDell, add a quirky sense of fun. Inspiring a generation of kids to put their faces under the ocean's magical surface, experiencing it and wanting to look after it for future generations - this is a book to read again and again.
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              ISBN 9780473309220
              Published AU 2 Feb 2015
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 7-12 years
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              Wiremu Weka Treks the Alps
                

              Wiremu Weka Treks the Alps (Paperback)

              By Hays, Kinsa

              • RRP: $31.50
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              Wiremu Weka, chasing his stolen treasures, sneaks aboard the famous TranzAlpine express train, finding adventures as he crosses the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Trek along with this smart bird as he hangs out with the locals, steals stuff, saying 'Oh bugs'n'beetles' as he gets ...himself into trouble yet again. Fast paced and humorous, this story for 8-13-year olds is lavishly illustrated with photographs, facts and maps to educate and entertain.
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              ISBN 9780473471279
              Published AU 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Wiremu Weka Treks the Alps
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              The Grumpy Old Dragon Who Lived In the Woods
                

              The Grumpy Old Dragon Who Lived In the Woods (Paperback)

              By Shadbolt, Antony

              • RRP: $23.99
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              A fun picture-book story about four naughty young dragon characters who get themselves into trouble with a grumpy old dragon who lives in the woods.

              ISBN 9780473501020
              Published AU 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 5-9 years
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              White Lies Maori Legends and Fairytales
                

              White Lies Maori Legends and Fairytales (Paperback)

              By Dowling-Mitchell, Falstaff

              • RRP: $38.99
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              Pete dreams of being an All Black but life isn't easy - other boys in the rugby team are bigger and stronger, the new principal is trying to take Maori culture away from school, and his annoying daughter wants to be Pete's friend. Stuff that. She's a straight up weirdo! The schoo...l bully wants to smash his face in every chance he gets, and on top of that, his best mate isn't being himself lately. What's going on with him? A book where young characters begin to question their world in Aotearoa. Was land stolen off Maori years ago? If so, what does that mean now? Why was there a war between Maori and Europeans on the banks of the Waikato river? How different are New Zealand Maori from New Zealand Europeans today, and how different did their cultures used to be? When it seems like everything is against Pete, he has to stand up and fight for what he believes in, and he learns that help can come from the most surprising places.
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              ISBN 9780473466060
              Published AU 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              How To Lose A Rockstar
                

              How To Lose A Rockstar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crisp, Maureen; Edited by de Jong, Martin

              • RRP: $20.50
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              Can friendship survive lies, a famous rock band, obsessive fans, and your own family? Sonia found her best friend online and can't wait to meet her. Tressa has carefully faked a boring life. With her rock star father, a media frenzy, a film obsessed brother and a bunch of star-st...ruck fans.... Faking normal just got a whole lot harder!
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              ISBN 9780473474706
              Published AU 1 May 2019
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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