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New Book Supports Māori-led Response To COVID-19

Monday, 13 December 2021, 7:56 am | Huia Publishers

A new book about the roadside checkpoints aims to show how Māori-led community responses can have positive benefits for everyone, especially in times of crisis. Stepping Up: COVID-19 Checkpoints and Rangatiratanga by Luke Fitzmaurice (Te Aupōuri) ... More >>

Junior Novel: The Activist, The Taniwha And The Government

Monday, 2 November 2020, 5:34 pm | Huia Publishers

In small-town Aotearoa, the government wants to build a prison over sacred land and destroy the home of a taniwha. Twelve-year-old Niko wants to stop it, but he is a nobody, and everyone thinks he is pōrangi, crazy. Who is going to listen to ... More >>

Whakapapa Connection Unlocks New Fantasy-adventure Novel

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 12:17 pm | Huia Publishers

What Would You Do If You Found A Mermaid Washed Up On The Beach? This question was the inspiration that sparked Christchurch based author and secondary school teacher Tania Roxborogh to write her new fantasy-adventure novel Charlie Tangaroa and the ... More >>

Seven Finalists From HUIA In Children’s Book Awards

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 8:56 am | Huia Publishers

HUIA books have been selected in five categories in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The five categories are Picture Book, Illustration, Young Adult Fiction, Te Kura Pounamu and Best First Book. ‘There has been a bumper ... More >>

Christmas is Cancelled: Santa Quits!

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:44 am | Huia Publishers

It is three days before Christmas, and everyone is busy putting up decorations, preparing food and getting ready for the big day. Suddenly, it’s all over the news that Christmas is cancelled and Santa has quit! Why? What’s happened? The children in Huia Publishers’ ... More >>

Short Story Collection Brings Māori Voices Together

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:41 am | Huia Publishers

Huia Short Stories 13 presents the shortlisted stories from the 2019 Pikihuia Awards, a programme aimed at identifying new literary talent and the best Māori writers. Twenty three writers tell their stories, building on the literary traditions of their ... More >>

Principal’s Camp Fire Stories Spark Kids Reading

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 8:53 am | Huia Publishers

Oturu School principal and author Fraser Smith, will launch a new junior novel Awatea and the Kawa Gang, which is a sequel to his acclaimed debut novel Awatea’s Treasure. In the story, we meet up again with Awatea, on his grandparents’ farm ... More >>

Four finalists from HUIA in children’s book awards

Friday, 7 June 2019, 8:36 am | Huia Publishers

HUIA books have been selected as finalists in four categories in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The four categories are Picture Book, Illustration, Junior Fiction, and Young Adult Fiction. ‘We are really proud of ... More >>

New War Book: A WW2 Naval Story of Escape and Survival

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 10:49 am | Huia Publishers

An incredible war story of survival brings to light first-hand accounts of an event known within the New Zealand Navy as ‘The Great Escape’. Close to the Wind , the debut novel by David B. Hill, honours the service of a group of Auckland yachtsmen, ... More >>

New children's book makes a splash

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:26 am | Huia Publishers

Summer’s nearly here, and everyone’ll be heading to the beach, river or pool to pull off the perfect dive bomb. But what if you just can’t get it right? This is the dilemma for the boy in Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan’s picture book, The ... More >>

First-time author launches two novels

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:50 am | Huia Publishers

First-time author Steph Matuku is making an extraordinary entrance into the New Zealand book scene by publishing not one but two debut novels for young readers: Flight of the Fantail and Whetū Toa and the Magician . Flight of the Fantail is a science ... More >>

Maori Sons Go To War

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 10:08 am | Huia Publishers

Wellington-based writer Whiti Hereaka launches her third novel Legacy, a thrilling and realistic story of being in the great war. Fans will be captivated by the time-travel adventure and experience a sense of connection with the characters who represent ... More >>

Reviving Māori Plant Knowledge

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:06 am | Huia Publishers

The new book Treasures of Tāne: Plants of Ngāi Tahu by Rob Tipa aims to make available traditional and historical knowledge about South Island native plants. This book brings together a wealth of knowledge, some of which is not readily available or ... More >>

How Culture Is Transforming Mental Health

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:34 pm | Huia Publishers

‘Mental health issues are arguably the single greatest threat to Māori health and well-being,’ says Professor Te Kani Kingi, one author of the new book Maea te Toi Ora: Māori Health Transformations . This book brings together a number of ... More >>

Mataatua Whare – The House That Came Home

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:37 am | Huia Publishers

Mataatua Wharenui – Te Whare i Hoki Mai is the remarkable and disturbing story of the journey of one of New Zealand’s foremost wharenui (meeting houses), away from the people of Ngāti Awa and Whakatāne to exhibitions around the world, before ... More >>

Applications open for Te Papa Tupu 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 8:23 am | Huia Publishers

Māori writers once again have an opportunity to grow their skills and fine-tune their writing in Te Papa Tupu, a writing programme developed by the Māori Literature Trust and organised by Huia Publishers. More >>

Ngāti Kahu book gives real insight into Treaty of Waitangi

Wednesday, 27 December 2017, 1:12 pm | Huia Publishers

Many iwi have been through the Treaty of Waitangi Claims process to try and resolve past injustices, however very few have been able to document the detail of the process, provide an analysis of the policy and behaviour of the government both before and ... More >>

What is the Future for Kaupapa Māori?

Friday, 27 October 2017, 9:54 am | Huia Publishers

Over the last twenty years, Kaupapa Māori has become central to the work of researchers in the field of Māori education and indigenous studies and in the areas of social policy and practice from architecture to law to public health. But what is its future ... More >>

Point of Order, Mr Speaker? - Modern Māori Political Leaders

Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:22 pm | Huia Publishers

The recent changes in political leadership in New Zealand raises the question of Māori leadership. Eight Māori political leaders have responded in a new book Point of Order, Mr Speaker? - Modern Māori Political Leaders which will be launched next ... More >>

2017 Pikihuia Awards finalists announced

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:18 pm | Huia Publishers

After much anticipation, the finalists for the 2017 Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers have been announced. Over 130 entries were received from around Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas and the judges have whittled the number down to 24 finalists. More >>