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Singing in tune, David Round

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements Nicola R Wheen and Janine Hayward (eds) Bridget Williams Books with the New Zealand Law Foundation, $50.00, ISBN 9781927131381 This book contains a dozen essays on aspects of Treaty of Waitangi settlements. Three cover their context,

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One in every home, Hilary Stace

The Raupo Dictionary of Modern Maori  P M Ryan Raupo, $60.00, ISBN 9780143567899 Every household and office in Aotearoa New Zealand will have times when they need an easy-to-use Maori dictionary. As more te reo words and phrases drift into

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Songs not lost, Nepia Mahuika

Nga Moteatea: An Introduction/He Kupu Arataki Jane McRae and Heni Jacob (trans) Auckland University Press, $34.99, ISBN 9781869404901   Jane McRae’s Nga Moteatea: An Introduction is a small book that seems longer because the comprehensive Maori translation by Heni Jacob

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When worlds collide, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Guns and Utu: A Short History of the Musket Wars Matthew Wright Penguin Books, $42.00, ISBN 9780143565659 From the time the first accounts of New Zealand’s native inhabitants began to reach Europe, Maori pugnacity and military prowess have featured high

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Closing the spaces between, Filma Anne Punakitere Phillips

Words Between Us/ He Korero: First Maori-Pakeha Conversations on Paper Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins Huia, $45.00, ISBN 9781869694784   Aotearoa/New Zealand as a place of encounter, a zone of contact and kanohi ki te kanohi. Face-to-face meetings during the

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The big picture, Nepia Mahuika

Nga Tini Whetu: Navigating Maori Futures Mason Durie Huia, $49.99, ISBN 9781869694524   Unlike many in the steady stream of publications about things Maori, Mason Durie’s latest book, Nga Tini Whetu: Navigating Māori Futures, turns its attention not to the

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Determining rangatiratanga, Filma Anne Phillips

Maori and the State: Crown-Maori Relations in New Zealand/Aotearoa, 1950-2000 Richard S Hill Victoria University Press, $92.99, ISBN 9780864736116   Aotearoa/New Zealand 1950-2000 now seems like a foreign country. Of course it isn’t an unfamiliar country, in part because the

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Contextualising the Treaty, Bernard Cadogan

The Treaty of Waitangi Companion: Maori and Pakeha from Tasman to Today Vincent O’Malley, Bruce Stirling and Wally Penetito (eds) Auckland University Press, $45.00, ISBN 9781869404673   The German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) rehabilitated the term “prejudice” to mean our

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Creeping confiscation, Alan Ward

I Shall Not Die: Titokowaru’s War, 1868-1869 James Belich Bridget Williams Books, $39.99, ISBN 9781877242496   In publishing a second edition of this work, first published in 1989, James Belich and Bridget Williams Books show their determination that knowledge and

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An other architecture, Mike Austin

Whare Karakia: Maori Church Building, Decoration and Ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand 1834–1863  Richard A Sundt Auckland University Press, $69.99, ISBN 9781869404567   One of the perennial architectural questions concerns the international versus the regional, the foreign versus the indigenous,

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