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Thursday, May 24, 2018
The first book published by Auckland University Press entirely in te reo Māori
Tuku Iho: Ko Te Reo
Māori Te Tatau Ki Te Ao Tīmoti Kāretu and Wharehuia Milroy Hardback, 228 x 152 mm
978 1 86940 880 0
30 June 2018, $59.99
Subject: Māori culture, history Language: Te reo Māori
He pukapuka tēnei nā ēnei ruānuku matararahi mō ngā
kaupapa mātuatua o te reo me ngā tikanga.
He Kupu Tuku
Iho is the first
book to be published by Auckland University Press entirely in te reo
Māori. No translation is being planned which will make it one of
very few New Zealand books to not be published in English.
In this book, which will go down as a seminal work for generations of
Māori and te reo speakers to come, the authors discuss key cultural
concepts (including mana, tapu, wairua, whakapapa, ritual, farewell
speeches and Māori humour) as well as language and cultural issues of
the modern world.
Please let us know if you would be interested in a review copy, an
author interview or a giveaway copy.
Kupu Tuku Iho is being launched on Saturday 30
June, in Rotorua.
information about the book is provided in both Te Reo and English.
Kua hōrapa te
rongonui o Tā Tīmoti Kāretu rāua ko Tākuta Wharehuia Milroy hei mātanga
o te reo me ngā tikanga Māori ki ngā tōpito o te motu. E hia kē mai nei
ngā tau ko rāua rāua hei kaiwhakaako i Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, ā,
he momo whakaako hou tā rāua i taua wā i roto i ngā whare wānanga, arā,
me ū ngā kaiwhakaako me ngā ākonga ki te reo me ngā tikanga, ā, me
kōrero te reo i ngā wā katoa, i ngā wāhi katoa. Kāore i te pērā ētahi
whare wānanga i taua wā.
He pukapuka tēnei nā ēnei ruānuku matararahi mō ngā kaupapa mātuatua o
te reo me ngā tikanga. Ko ētahi o ngā kaupapa ko te mana, te tapu, te
wairua, te whakapapa, te kawanga whare, te poroporoaki, te kōrero paki,
me ngā kaupapa o te reo me ngā tikanga o te ao hurihuri nei.
Hei tauira ō
rāua reo mō ngā ākonga me ngā kaikōrero ka whai mai. Nā te mahi ngātahi
a Te Wharehuia rāua ko Tīmoti me tētahi rōpū o Te Ipukarea hei hopu i
ngā kōrero, hei tuhituhi i aua kōrero, ka hua mai te pukapuka nei hei
taonga mā ngā reanga o nāianei me āpōpō.
Wharehuia Milroy QSO, CNZM (Ngāi Tūhoe me Ngāti
Koura). Ko Te Wharehuia te Ahorangi o Te Tari Māori o Te Whare Wānanga
o Waikato mai i te tau 1993 ki te tau 2000.
Samuel Kāretu QSO, KNZM (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe). Ka whakatū ia
i Te Tari Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato i te tau 1972, ā, ko ia te
Tumuaki, Ahorangi anō hoki tae noa ki te tau 1992.
Ka whakatūria ia hei Toihau tuatahi o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori i
te tau 1987, ā, i reira ia tae noa ki te tau 1999. Ko ia te Tiamana o
Te Poari Matua o Te Kōhanga Reo i tēnei wā.
He kaiurungi a Tīmoti rāua ko Te Wharehuia o Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo
Māori nā rāua nei i whakatū i te tau 2004 i Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. He
Ahorangi Tāpiri anō hoki rāua o Te Ipukarea i Te Wānanga Aronui o
Tāmaki Makaurau. I whānau rāua i te tau 1937.
Two giants of
the Māori world, Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and Dr Wharehuia Milroy, look into
key aspects of Māori language and culture. Written entirely in te reo
Kupu Tuku Iho will not be published in English and is
intended for those truly immersed in Māori culture.
Sir Tīmoti and
Dr Milroy are widely recognised as two of the leading teachers and
scholars of Māori language and culture. They were pioneers in the
teaching of te reo Māori, forging a model for teaching Māori which is
now followed by many other tertiary institutions.
With assistance from a team at Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language
Institute, who transcribed and edited structured conversations between
these two kaumātua, this book preserves the voices and ideas of these
two major scholars for present and future generations.
James Wharehuia Milroy QSO, CNZM (Ngāi Tūhoe and Ngāti Koura)
was a professor of Māori at the University of Waikato from 1993 to
2000, having taught there since 1978.
Tīmoti Samuel Kāretu QSO, KNZM (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi
Tūhoe) established and was a foundation professor at the Department of
Māori at The University of Waikato in 1972. From 1987–1999 he was
the inaugural Māori Language Commissioner at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo
Māori. He is currently co-chair of the board for the Te Kōhanga Reo
Both Sir Tīmoti and Dr Milroy are directors of Te Panekiretanga o Te
Reo Māori (Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori), which they
established in 2004 through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. They are adjunct
professors of Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute at AUT
information, review and interview enquiries, please contact:
Lorraine Steele, Lighthouse PR: