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Sought-after Guide To Pounamu Returns In Enlarged Edition

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 4:25 pm | Oratia Books

The late Len Gale was not only a superb craftsman in many materials, but also a teacher who had the gift of explaining creative processes in simple terms. That shines through in a smart new edition, published by Oratia this week, of his much-appreciated ... More >>

New Edition Of Standard History Of Gallipoli Reflects Major Revision Of Official Numbers

Monday, 11 April 2022, 6:43 pm | Oratia Books

The definitive account of New Zealand’s role in the disastrous 1915 Gallipoli campaign, when a British-led expeditionary force met the Turkish army in an attempt to wrest control of the Dardanelles, comes alive in a well-illustrated and brilliantly ... More >>

Kiwi Author And Turkish Illustrator Join To Create Children’s Book That Fosters The Bond Forged At Gallipoli

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 12:19 pm | Oratia Books

It’s cause for hope when countries that were at war can transcend that enmity, even when separated by thousands of kilometres. That is what New Zealand and Turkey share — a deep friendship that is commemorated each 25 April on the Gallipoli Peninsula. ... More >>

Battlecruiser New Zealand – ‘biography’ Of A Ship That Defined The Country’s Imperial Past

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 11:39 am | Oratia Books

HMS New Zealand is arguably the most famous ship ever to serve for the country, even though it was under Royal Navy colours. It has hitherto featured only in general naval histories, so this week’s publication of The Battlecruiser New Zealand by ... More >>

Seminal Work On Indigenous Māori Theology Back In Print After Several Years

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 12:28 pm | Oratia Media

A seminal work of theology and spirituality by Northland church and community leader, the late Pā Henare Tate, is now updated and available again after several years out of print. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/0dc936cd3ddb41f58d07.jpeg" ... More >>

Extinct NZ Animals Come Back To Life In Dawn McMillan's Third Nature Story Book

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 10:05 am | Oratia Books

‘I thought a child’s view of extinct animals was a fun idea with an important message of conserving endangered species,’ says bestselling author Dawn McMillan. From that idea emerged There’s a Moa in the Moonlight , published by Oratia this ... More >>

Oratia’ New Zealand Classics Series Reissues Award-winning Local History By Dick Scott

Monday, 11 October 2021, 10:55 am | Oratia Books

First published in 1987 and now back in print in its third edition, Seven Lives on Salt River is a local history that has transcended its boundaries along the northern Kaipara Harbour around Pahi to be a universal story of how European arrivals adapted ... More >>

Classic Māori Myths Collection Gets A Makeover

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 4:51 pm | Oratia Books

Publishing icon A.W. Reed’s renowned collection of Māori myths and legends, which has stood the test of time since it was first published in 1963, has been fully revised by esteemed editor Ross Calman. The new, third edition publishes this week as He ... More >>

First-time Author Draws On Her Experience For Bilingual Book That Shows Kids Adapting To Grandpa With Dementia

Monday, 6 September 2021, 6:11 pm | Oratia Books

Putting her career on hold to care for her husband provided Jill Bevan-Brown with the inspiration to write her first book for children. As a lecturer in education at Massey University Jill published widely, but it was appreciating the relationship ... More >>

Oratia Books To Publish NZ And Australia Edition Of International LGBTQI Books Banned In Hungary

Monday, 26 July 2021, 3:05 pm | Oratia Books

Two board books for pre-school readers that have provoked a storm in Europe will be coming to New Zealand and Australia next month. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2107/fe35a47b5b50047be56c.jpeg" width="720" height="360"> Hungary has fined a bookseller ... More >>

Concise Introduction To The New Zealand Wars In Latest Book In The NZ Series

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 9:32 am | Oratia Books

Respected historian Matthew Wright has condensed his years of research and writing on the New Zealand Wars into a concise guide for readers of all ages, released this week. Building on his major works on the subject including the masterful Two Peoples, ... More >>

Oratia Media Wins BOP Bologna Prize As Best Children’s Publisher Of The Year 2021

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 12:16 pm | Oratia Books

Independent Kiwi publisher garners international award at the world’s largest children’s book fair West Auckland publishing house Oratia Media has won the BOP Bologna Prize as Best Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021, Oceania, at the Bologna ... More >>

Memoir Reveals Adventurous Life Of Dane With More Than 3000 New Zealand Descendants

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 5:46 pm | Oratia Books

First contact between Europeans and Māori was a haphazard affair that often led to misunderstanding and conflict, but also laid the basis for a nation. There at the outset was a man who had remade himself from Danish origins into a Pākehā-Māori. ... More >>

Respected Writer’s Last Book Records First European Contact In New Zealand

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 12:28 pm | Oratia Books

Respected former journalist, writer and publisher Gordon Ell passed away in Auckland last week, but not before he saw early copies of his most recent book, edited with daughter Sarah Ell. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2104/3af003ad87d7601a8313.jpeg" ... More >>

New Book On Māori Figures Of Speech Extends Oratia Books’ Successful Programme Of Te Reo Reference Titles

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 9:21 am | Oratia Books

Years of research into kupu whakarite (metaphors and similes) have borne fruit for young Massey University scholar, Hona Black. In He Iti te Kupu: Māori Metaphors and Similes , he brings together nearly 500 figures of speech – the most comprehensive ... More >>

Kiwi Critters Star In Second Book In Bilingual Nature Story Series From Bestselling Author

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2:34 pm | Oratia Books

After the success of her first title in a new nature-driven series, There’s a Tui in our Teapot , bestselling author Dawn McMillan turns her attention to critters in her latest title, There’s a Weta on my Sweater , released this week. Weta and ... More >>

New Book Shares Memories Of The Golden Age Of Motoring As Kiwis Rediscover Local Road Trips

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 6:28 pm | Oratia Books

In these pandemic days, when Kiwis are rediscovering road trips and domestic travel, the golden age of motoring depicted in Life with Cars: New Zealanders’ motoring memories 1950s–1980s – released this week – serves as a timely reminder of ... More >>

Bestselling New Zealand Duo Secures Simultaneous Worldwide Release For Latest Laugh-out-loud Picture Book

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 9:17 am | Oratia Books

New Zealand author-illustrator duo Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird will see the latest in their bestselling series of hilarious ‘bum’ children’s picture books release simultaneously in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand ... More >>

Distinguished Author Outlines Why The Musket Wars Still Matter, And Should Be Taught In Schools

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 9:57 am | Oratia Books

Ron Crosby couldn’t believe his eyes when the Ministry of Education’s released its draft curriculum for compulsory teaching of New Zealand history. Subjects to be covered included initial contacts between Māori and Europeans, and early colonial ... More >>

New Biography Focuses On Freyberg The Man To Reveal The Reality Behind A Towering 20th-century Hero

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 9:24 am | Oratia Books

The name Freyberg appears all across New Zealand, in streets, parks, schools, buildings, public spaces, pools and more. For much of the 20th century Bernard Freyberg was a household name: a swimming champion, an action-hero, military commander and Governor-General ... More >>