Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Treaty of Waitangi: back in print

Read Beattie's Book Blog on the release of Ross Calman's The Treaty of Waitangi today, another neat New Zealand book back in print through Libro International. Ross spoke this evening with Vapi Kupenga on Radio Watea 603 AM; kia ora i tou tautoko e Vapi, me he mihi nui ki a koe e Ross. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

To the Gateways of Florence on Cartolina & Plains FM

Cartolina & Plains FM 
Cartolina is the programme of Italian culture and life that airs on PLAINS FM 96.9 every second Wednesday at 7.30pm and repeats on the following Monday at 10.30am. You can listen to each pro-gramme from everywhere in the world, either live or recorded on pod cast, on the website 

9 & 14 November 
Publisher Peter Dowling, and Jill and Stefano Fusi (translator and editor, respectively) talk about the launch of the book To the Gateways of Florence, about the New Zealand forces in Tuscany in 1944, and the (now) well known episode of the liberation of the little town of Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa.

In italiano:

Cartolina & Plains FM 
Cartolina è il programma di cultura e di vita italiana trasmesso da Plains FM 96.9, ogni secondo mercoledì dalle ore 19.30, e viene ripetuto il lunedì seguente alle ore 10.30. Si possono ascoltare le puntate andate in onda da ogni angolo nel mondo, dal vivo o registrate nel pod-cast, basta andare sul sito web 

9 & 14 novembre 
L’editore Peter Dowling, e Jill and Stefano Fusi (traduttrice e revisore, rispettivamente) parlano del lancio del libro To the Gateways of Florence, sui militari neozelandesi in Toscana nel 1944, e sull’episodio (adesso) famoso della liberazione del paese di Tavarnelle in Val di Pesa

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wiremu Pere wins Ngā Kupu Ora award

We are honoured to announce that Libro International's 2010 publication Wiremu Pere has won the biography section of Ngā Kupu Ora 2011, the third Māori Book Awards.

Our heartfelt congratulations to Joseph Pere, the book's author, and Alan Haronga, who brought the book to completion through the Wi Pere Trust. 

Wiremu Pere: The Life and Times of a Maori Leader, 1837–1915 is the first biography of this seminal East Coast  figure.

The judging panel described this book as an “outstanding biography” that was long overdue because Wiremu Pere’s contribution to politics is “often overlooked due to the high profile of other Māori politicians of the time”, including Apirana Ngata.

Commenting on the 2011 winners, the judges commended their contribution to Māori knowledge. “In addition to excellent content and production, each of the winning books advanced our knowledge and understanding in new and different ways,” they said. 

The Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards were established in 2009 by Massey University to mark Māori Language Week and to celebrate and encourage excellence in Māori publishing. 
This year's awards will be presented on 29 November at a ceremony at Te Pūtahi-a-toi, Massey University’s School of Māori Studies, in Palmerston North.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Article about Warrior Kids in The Aucklander

Warrior kids learn to chill out 

Andre Hueber | Thursday, November 3, 2011 

"Waimarama Kaka's behaviour started going downhill after his parents split up.

The 10-year-old was being bullied at school, chewing on his clothes, fighting with his brothers and losing his temper at the drop of a hat - in one tantrum he put his foot through a window...."

To read the rest of this story on The Aucklander website click here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Warrior Kids book launch – helping bring positive change to kids’ lives

 M E D I A    R E L E A S E  3 November 2011

AUCKLAND: Tim Tipene’s compelling new book Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children was launched last night at the Warrior Kids centre in Henderson.

Warrior Kids is a bold programme that teaches children self-mastery and conflict resolution through a blend of Maori and Eastern martial arts and counselling – developed by Tim Tipene over 18 years of teaching around New Zealand.

Over 70 invited guests gathered to launch the book – among them Labour MP and Te Tai Tokerau candidate Kelvin Davis, and former Waitakere City mayor, Bob Harvey.

Tim Tipene told guests that when he was trying to break out of his own abusive childhood he had found little guidance.

“Warrior Kids provides a map for children in similar situations to find a way forward.

“The book lets teachers and educators use its lessons and techniques to target issues like bullying, lack of confidence or abuse in the home,” he said.

Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children is available through good booksellers, or the publisher’s website

For an interview, contact:  Tim Tipene 021 525 450
For more information or a review copy, contact:
Kerry Engelbrecht 021 335 132
Libro International, a division of Oratia Media

From left: Libro International publisher Peter Dowling, former Waitakere City Mayor Bob Harvey, Labour MP and Te Tai Tokerau candidate Kelvin Davis, Tim Tipene.

Tim Tipene signing books at the launch of Warrior Kids

Photos: Alessandra Zecchini

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