Haka, by Patricia Grace, is the story of the great Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha and how he came to compose the haka ‘Ka Mate, Ka Mate’. The haka has become recognisable all over the world by being performed by New Zealand teams at national and international rugby and other sporting events.
The Burger Wellington cookbook marks ten years of Visa Wellington On a Plate. What better way to celebrate, than by revisiting some of the most delicious, inventive and awarded burgers from the iconic event?
Kiwiana Uniquely New Zealand is an essential guide for both New Zealanders and overseas visitors, identifying and celebrating some of the more colourful and durable aspects of this country’s popular culture.
Mauri Ora links whakatauki to key personal virtues idealised across cultures and generations. Meaning, the virtues, wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief, all stem from the science of positive psychology; the study of how to live a better life.
Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs from an old world, this book draws on traditional wisdom to provide a recipe for personal effectiveness and leadership, and a rewarding connection of Māori knowledge to contemporary thinking about personal happiness and fulfilment.
Author: Peter Alsop & Te Rau Kupenga
First Published 2016
This product is also available for purchase in store at the Wellington Museum.
The Speak to Me | Kōrero Mai – Animals book is from the groundbreaking tri-lingual series by Jenny Chapman. These beautifully presented board books introduce first words in te reo Māori, New Zealand Sign Language and English. Each page features an engaging full colour image alongside the words.
Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Gavin Bishop starts over a thousand years ago. The wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.
New Zealand by Rob Suisted is a tribute to the quality and depth of his landscape photography. This book is a collection of his best work that reflects a lifetime of interest in the remarkable diversity of the New Zealand landscape.
Early in the morning, just before dawn, the first sweet sounds of singing birds floated through the quiet forest.You will find, The Little Kiwi and the Noisy Morning book is about Little Kiwi and Little Sister as they take a walk through the bush. Lift the flaps to help them find all the birds that make the dawn chorus.
It’s time for Little Kiwi to go to bed but where is he? Join his mum on a search through the New Zealand bush as she tries to track him down. Time for Bed Little Kiwi is a new adventure in our popular Little Kiwi series of story books. This one is a lift the flap book!