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Journals & Anthologies

Rima Magazine

nā Awa Wahine

Written in English
Published by: Awa Wahine

Awa Wahine is more than a magazine; it’s a korowai of kōrero and toi to resonate with your ngākau and light a fire in your puku—lovingly crafted by wāhine Māori and Pacific artists and writers.

The fifth issue, Rima, features astrology with the stars, fertility journeys, creative and entrepreneurial life, and more. Plus, a new Patupaiarehe comic, change-making wāhine and taonga tino rangatiratanga.

Hiwa: Contemporary Māori Short Stories

Various authors | Edited by Paula Morris | Consulting Editor Darryn Joseph

Paula: Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti Whatua | Darryn: Ngāti Maniapoto
Published by: Auckland University Press
Hiwa is a vibrant, essential collection of contemporary Māori short stories, featuring twenty-seven writers working in English or te reo Māori. The writers range from famous names and award winners – Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, Whiti Hereaka, Becky Manawatu, Zeb Nicklin – to emerging voices like Shelley Burne-Field, Jack Remiel Cottrell, Anthony Lapwood and Colleen Maria Lenihan.

Huia Short Stories 15

Various authors

Published by: Huia Publishers
Here are the best short fiction stories, short non-fiction pieces and poetry from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2023 as judged by Emma Espiner, Carol Hirschfeld, Maiki Sherman, Mike Ross, Hēmi Kelly and Robert Sullivan. This competition, run by the Māori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers, is held every two years to promote Māori writers and their work.

Ngā Kupu Wero

Edited by Witi Ihimaera

Te Whānau-a-Kai, Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe
Written in English
Published by: Penguin

Ngā Kupu Wero brings together a bounty of essays, articles, commentary and creative non-fiction on the political, cultural and social issues that challenge us today. From colonisation to identity, from creativity to mātauranga Māori, over 60 writers explore the power of the word. Accept the challenge of the wero. Join the kōrero.

Ngā Kupu Wero is a companion volume to Te Awa o Kupu, which presents recent poetry and fiction. Together these two passionate and vibrant anthologies reveal that the irrepressible river of words flowing from Māori writers today shows us who and what we are.

Pūhia Rua

Various authors

Written in English
Published by: Jordan Tricklebank
PŪHIA: ISSUE RUA is the second instalment of a journal dedicated to showcasing literature and art by Māori creatives. PŪHIA is edited and published by the voice behind the popular Instagram page @maorilitblog. It aims to broadcast emerging and established Māori voices in the literary world.

Te Awa o Kupu

Edited by Vaughan Rapatahana & Kiri Piahana-Wong

Vaughan: Te Ātiawa | Kiri: Ngāti Ranginui
Published by: Penguin

A stunning new collection of poetry and stories by contemporary Māori writers.

Over 80 contemporary Māori writers explore a vast array of issues that challenge, stimulate and intrigue. With originality and insight, these poems and short stories express compassion, concern, curiosity, suffering and joy.

Te Awa o Kupu is a companion volume to Ngā Kupu Wero, which focuses on recent non-fiction. Together these two passionate and vibrant anthologies reveal that the irrepressible river of words flowing from Māori writers today shows us who and what we are.

The Truth in our Power, The Truth of our Power – Recollections of Moana

Various authors

Written in English
Published by: Te Tākupu

In this collection of writings, some of Moana Jackson’s friends, whānau and colleagues share recollections of the man they knew and reflect on his many contributions to whānau, hapū, iwi, Aotearoa and the world.

“So now, this thinker, this gifted communicator, this provocateur, this great role model, this gentleman, this Rangatira is no longer with us. But let’s not dwell on that. He has left us with a pathway to follow, work to do. And the way to best honour him is to take up the challenges, do the mahi and let the stories be told” – Patricia Grace