Arahia Books

Bilingual resources –
user-friendly for teachers,
engaging for students

Reading Pen

The reading pen (which is supplied with FREE stickers for your books) will read all of your Arahia books with a human, fluent Maori voice.

Tōku Pepeha

Rīpeka recites her pepeha and introduces some family members – including her cheeky younger sister!

Nō hea ēnei kararehe?

Find out where the animals are from
– and don’t forget the taniwha!

Ngā Taputapu Tākaro

Two boys go to the sports shed and
find a scary surprise amongst the sports equipment.

Ngā kākahu o Ana

Ana has a busy week with different activities
each day – resulting in a lot of washing.

E tipu e rea

Follow people through different ages and stages of education.

Te Huarere

The weather changes every day in Aotearoa, but one place is always fine.

E tipu e rea

As children grow, we see their different
ages and stages of education.

This resource pack includes a big bilingual book,
10 small versions of the book, flashcards, teachers’ notes
and a downloadable link containing audio files, digital files and a template
for a mini-book that children can make to take home.

Te Huarere

The weather changes every day in Aotearoa,
but one place is always fine.

This resource pack includes a big bilingual book,
10 small versions of the book, flashcards, teachers’ notes
and a downloadable link containing audio files, digital files and a template
for a mini-book that children can make to take home.

Ngā Taputapu Tākaro

Two boys go to the sports shed and find a scary surprise amongst the sports equipment.

This resource pack includes a big bilingual book,
10 small versions of the book, flashcards, teachers’ notes
and a downloadable link containing audio files, digital files and a template
for a mini-book that children can make to take home.

Ngā kākahu o Ana

Ana has a busy week with different activities each day – resulting in a lot of washing.

This resource pack includes a big bilingual book,
10 small versions of the book, flashcards, teachers’ notes
and a downloadable link containing audio files, digital files and a template
for a mini-book that children can make to take home.

 Ko Au (I, Me, Myself) kaupapa

Tōku Pepeha

Rīpeka recites her pepeha and introduces some family members – including a cheeky sister!

This resource pack includes a big bilingual book,
10 small versions of the book, flashcards, teachers’ notes
and a downloadable link containing audio files, digital files and a template
for a mini-book that children can make to take home.

Nō hea ēnei kararehe?

Find out where all the animals are from –
and don’t forget the taniwha!

This resource pack includes a big bilingual book,
10 small versions of the book, flashcards, teachers’ notes
and a downloadable link containing audio files, digital files and a template
for a mini-book that children can make to take home.

About the author

Alice Patrick wrote the multimedia resource He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora. She also oversaw the writing of the Māori language curriculum guidelines and the year 7 – 8 resource Ka Mau te Wehi.

Alice has taught in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. For the past few years, she has worked as a Māori language advisor in schools – familiarising teachers with He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora and Ka Hikitia. Her focus has been on lifting teachers’ Māori language proficiency, showing them how to adapt Māori medium readers and demonstrating how to facilitate simple second language lessons.

Her work in schools means Alice knows what teachers want and need in order to implement a quality Māori language programme that goes beyond commands, colours, numbers and songs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will delivery cost?

Delivery in New Zealand is 10% of your shopping cart total for orders less than $150 and is capped at $15 maximum for order totals costing $150 or more.
International freight is charged at 20% of your shopping cart total, but is not available to every country worldwide. (Please contact us to enquire if we can ship to your country!)

When will I receive my order?

Orders placed by noon Monday to Friday to the South Island should arrive within 2 – 4 working days of us receiving your order. Deliveries to rural addresses and the North Island may take 5 – 7 working days.

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