In the legend, Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tutanekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tutanekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa's father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tutanekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tutanekai. The book is available in Maori and English language versions.
A study on the cultural and language similarities between Maori and Chinese. A fascinating look at the history of Chinese in New Zealand. Available to borrow from the Maori Collection on the 2nd Floor. At 305.8z DRA
A Kiwi’s guide to the top 50 motorcycle rides in the land of the long white cloud. When you find yourself alone on the Molesworth, despite knowing that a 4wd or two will happen along, a strange sense of isolation dawns.
The Buried Village of Te Wairoa - the Library has Gordon Ell's book and also an earlier publication by Kenneth Melvin. The earlier book is in the Don Stafford Room, our heritage collection on the 2nd floor.