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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.

 

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