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  • Published: 2 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143775591
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House New Zealand Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 3 hr 30 min
  • Narrator: Hinemoa Elder
  • 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 Random House New Zealand Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 3 hr 30 min
  • Narrator: Hinemoa Elder
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Hinemoa Elder

Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarenga is my ocean.

Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga, Tawhitirahi is my mountain.

Ko Awapoka te awa, Awapoka is my river.

Ko Kurahaupo te waka, Kurahaupo is my ancestral canoe.

Ko Potahi raua ko Te Reo Mihi oku marae, Potahi 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.

Dr Hinemoa Elder is of Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri and Ngapuhi descent and the mother of two adult children.She has lived on Te Motu Arai Roa, Waiheke Island for more than 20 years, and is the author of New Zealand's best-selling local non-fiction book of 2021, Aroha - Maori Wisdom for a Contented Life Lived in Harmony with Our Planet. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who works at Starship Hospital’s Child & Family and Mother & Baby Units and various community clinics. Hinemoa also provides youth forensic court reports and neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury in private practice. She is a deputy psychiatry member of the New Zealand Mental Health Review Tribunal.
In 2019, Hinemoa was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to psychiatry and Maori. You can also find her on Instagram and Tiktok @drhinemoa.

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Awards & recognition

NZ Booklovers Award

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

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Downloadable Aroha email signatures

Each week on our Facebook page we've been sharing a whakataukī from Aroha by Dr Hinemoa Elder. Now you can download them to share or use as email signatures! 

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