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  • Published: 2 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143775591
  • Imprint: Penguin NZ Audio Adult
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 3 hr 30 min
  • RRP: $35.00

Aroha

Maori wisdom for a contented life lived in harmony with our planet




The timeless wisdom of Maori proverbs - 52 traditional Maori sayings explained by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder, showing us how we can live better lives, in harmony with the planet.

Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e kore e whati
When we stand alone we are vulnerable but together we are unbreakable

See the world differently, through some of the wisest of human eyes.

Discover traditional Maori philosophy through 52 whakatauki – simple, powerful life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder to show how we can live a less stressful daily life, with more contentment and kindness for each other and the planet.

Find out how the power of aroha can help you each day, and through its many meanings – fundamental Maori values – make a happier world for everyone.

Chapters include:
- Manaakitanga (love for each other)
- Kaitiakitanga (respect for our planet)
- Whanaungatanga (community and connectivity)
- Tino rangatiratanga (self-determination)

  • Published: 2 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143775591
  • Imprint: Penguin NZ Audio Adult
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 3 hr 30 min
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Hinemoa Elder

Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarega is the ocean
Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga, Tawhitirahi is the mountain
Ko Awapoka te awa, Awapoka is the river
Ko Kurahaupo te waka, Kurahaupo is the ocean going canoe
Ko Potahi raua koTe Reo Mihi oku marae, Potahui and Te Reo Mihi are my traditional meeting places
Ko Te Aupouri, ko Ngati Kuri, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngapuhi nui tonu oku iwi, My tribes are Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa and Ngapuhi
Ko Hinemoa taku ingoa, my name is Hinemoa Elder

Dr Hinemoa Elder has lived on Waiheke Island for 21 years. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working at the Child and Family Unit at Starship Hospital, in Auckland. She is also a Maori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain. You can also find her on Instagram @drhinemoa.

Awards & recognition

NZ Booklovers Award

Awarded  •  2021  •  Best Lifestyle Book of the Year NZ Booklovers

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