Māori Book Awards 2016 finalists announced
The finalists in Massey University’s Ngā Kupu Ora Awards celebrating Māori books and journalism have been announced.
The finalists in each category are:
Te Mahi Toi—Arts
- Māori Art: History, Architecture, Landscape and Theory (Rangihiroa Panoho, Bateman Publishing)
- In Pursuit of Venus (Lisa Reinhana, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki)
- Toi Awe, Toi Iro, Toi Hanga, Toi Hua (ed by Kereti G Rautangata, Te Whare Wānanga o Aotearoa)
Te Kōrero o Mua/Te Haurongo—History/Biography
- Maiea Te Tupua (Tom Roa & Maehe Paki, Pirongia: Pūrekireki Marae)
- Te Whiti o Rongomai and the Resistance of Parihaka (Danny Keenan, Huia Publishers)
Te Tuhinga Auaha—Creative Writing
- Chappy (Patricia Grace, Penguin)
- Waitapu (Helen Margaret Waaka, Escalator Press)
Te Kōrero Pono—Nonfiction
- Te Mahi Māra Hua Parakore: A Māori Sovereignty Food Handbook (Jessica Hutchings, Te Tākupu Publications)
- Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders (Chellie Spiller, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr & John Panoho, Huia Publishers)
- Working with Māori children with Special Education Needs (Jill Bevan-Brown et al, NZCER Press)
Te Reo Māori—Māori Language
- Māori Made Easy: For Everyday Learners of the Māori Language (Scotty Morrison, Penguin)
- He Iti Kahurangi (Hēni Jacob, Te Tākupu Publications)
- Toitū Te Whare (Agnes McFarland & Taiarahia Black, NZCER Press).
The awards were established in 2009 as a way of recognising and encouraging excellence in Māori writing and publishing. The winners will be announced in Auckland on 3 October. For more information, click here.