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Bond with teacher inspires te Reo and English picture book

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:05 pm | Oratia Media

One night in June 2016, Massey University language lecturer Darryn Joseph sat in a hospital room minding a teacher who had become a dear friend and mentor to him. Darryn wrote her a poem of appreciation, kissed her hand and said goodbye; the next ... More >>

Reference work for distinctive Māori weaving returns

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 9:41 am | Oratia Books

‘Tāniko work has its own beauty when woven with pride and exhibiting masterly control of the artform. It is as relevant now as it was when this book was first published.’ – Linda Tuhiwai Smith, from the book’s preface In print in various ... More >>

New non-fiction series recognises need among students

Monday, 8 July 2019, 11:37 am | Oratia Books

Recognising the need among readers from intermediate school up for attractive non-fiction books relating to their own experience, Oratia Books has launched The NZ Series — a snappily designed and fact-packed collection on New Zealand society, history, science ... More >>

New Book Captures the Essence of Auckland’s Sea Edge

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 9:38 am | Oratia Books

A deluxe hardback with stunning art and photos, and dazzling text, Sea Edge is the culmination of years of intensive research by Sir Bob Harvey into the history and photo archives of Auckland’s magnificent Waitematā Harbour. More >>

Oratia Media celebrates 10 years of book publishing

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 9:25 am | Oratia Media

Waitakere-based independent publisher launched its first book in May 2009 and is going strong today More >>

Home Child - the moving story of a child migrant

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 2:05 pm | Oratia Books

Home Child - the moving story of a child migrant sent from England to a foster family in New Zealand in the 1950s More >>

New Auckland book outlines critical turning point for city

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 10:08 am | Oratia Media

Auckland is rapidly approaching a turning point: it could take off and become one of the best cities in the Pacific, or continue to struggle with runaway population growth and living costs, argues public policy advocate Owen Gill in a bold new book ... More >>

Deluxe photo book celebrates 20-year connection

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 11:55 am | Oratia Books

Deluxe photo book celebrates 20-year connection between Danish photographer and Whanganui iwi In the mid-1990s Danish photographer Martin Toft spent six months living among Māori communities far up the Whanganui River, learning of their struggles ... More >>

Le Quesnoy 1918: New Zealand’s Last Battle

Monday, 5 November 2018, 9:36 am | Oratia Books

Stirring history of First World War battle launched in French town that Kiwi troops liberated in 1918 More >>

Italian President honours Auckland resident

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:04 am | Oratia Media

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has awarded Auckland resident Alessandra Zecchini the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia for services to Italian culture and foreign relations. More >>

Scottish Granny’s reading cracks 300,000 views

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 10:22 am | Oratia Books

The Scottish Granny Janice Clark has scored another New Zealand hit with her reading of bestselling picture book I Need a New Bum! More >>

MP Willie Jackson to launch seminal analysis of Māori in the economy in Parliament tomorrow

Monday, 14 May 2018, 3:58 pm | Oratia Books

Author and well-known economist Brian Easton says Heke Tangata — the companion to the recently published Urban Māori: The Second Great Migration — is a deep ... More >>

Urban Māori - The Second Great Migration

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 3:28 pm | Oratia Books

The first comprehensive record of Māori urbanisation told through the stories of those who came to the cities More >>

A colourful overview of regional diversity

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 1:33 pm | Oratia Media

Record immigration and tourism numbers mean that not only school kids need to gain an appreciation of New Zealand’s regional diversity. The newly released Regions of New Zealand answers that need in an easily digested, colourful hardback that gives ... More >>

Te Reo edition of Pūkaki launched

Monday, 18 September 2017, 1:32 pm | Oratia Books

Te Reo edition of Pūkaki launched at Rotorua Lakes Council Paul Tapsell and Scotty Morrison combine to launch te Reo Māori edition of award-winning illustrated history More >>

New edition of McGee's monumental Parliamentary Practice

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 9:31 am | Oratia Books

New edition of McGee's monumental Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand to be unveiled at Beehive More >>

A Wild Wind from the North: Hongi Hika’s 1823 invasion

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:56 pm | Oratia Media

A Wild Wind from the North: Hongi Hika’s 1823 invasion of Rotorua Don Stafford Published by Oratia Books ISBN: 978-0-947506-23-0 $39.99 HB Hongi Hika’s invasion of the Rotorua area in 1823 is one of the most dramatic and daring assaults in New ... More >>

The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli & the Western Front

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 11:58 am | Oratia Media

Brilliant account of our roles in the main battles of the First World War – and how these reshaped our society forever More >>

First full account of Māori tools in over a century

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 3:50 pm | Oratia Media

Launched in Rotorua on the weekend, Te Toki me te Whao is the first book by one of New Zealand’s most esteemed experts in woodcarving — and the first book dedicated to Māori tool technology since Elsdon Best’s Stone Implements of the Maori (1912). More >>

Rotorua celebrates the relaunch of history of Arawa people

Monday, 22 August 2016, 5:35 pm | Oratia Media

Rotorua celebrates the relaunch of epic history of Arawa people Rotorua will this week celebrate the relaunch of one of the most important books to emerge from the city – the late Don Stafford’s Te Arawa: A History of the ArawaPeople . Rotorua ... More >>



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