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Third Title In Non-fiction Series Recounts New Zealand’s Two Great Commodity Rushes

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:18 am | Oratia Books

Colonising New Zealand was as much a scramble for wealth as an imperial venture. The rush to exploit the country’s gold and kauri is a story of innovation and determination, as well as greed and thuggery. Released this week, Rush to Riches: Kauri and Gold ... More >>

Kiwi Publisher Commits To 12 New Books For 2020

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 11:48 am | Oratia Books

West Auckland-based Oratia Books has published its Catalogue 2020 digitally — committing to 12 new books this year, regardless of the COVID-19 epidemic. More >>

Book helps fill shortfall as te reo resource demand surges

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 10:08 pm | Oratia Media

New book helps fill shortfall as demand for te reo Māori classes and resources continues to surge The welcome upsurge in learning and speaking of Māori language continues to gather pace across Aotearoa New Zealand. Along with the growing use ... More >>

Definitive edition of expert's accounts of NZ shipwrecks

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:57 am | Oratia Books

Before his untimely death in April, maritime history expert Gavin McLean was creating a definitive edition of his works on the tragedies that have plagued New Zealand shipping since the first waka reached our shores from Polynesia. Brought to completion ... More >>

Whāriki: new book on Māori community entrepreneurship

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:37 am | Oratia Books

Groundbreaking work provides valuable outline of what drives Māori businesses and community ventures What do a mānuka-honey cooperative in Northland, a ginseng exporter in the King Country and a prison services provider in Dunedin have in common? All ... More >>

Zany sequel to international bestseller launches in NZ

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 8:29 am | Oratia Books

When the Scottish Granny’s reading of I Need a New Bum! became a social media smash last September, the New Zealand bestseller turned into an international hit as well — with the US version selling out and Scholastic UK rushing an edition out before ... More >>

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 >>