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Aroha: Maori Wisdom for a Contented Life Lived in Harmony with Our Planet

$30.00 NZD

Aroha: Maori Wisdom for a Contented Life Lived in Harmony with Our Planet showcases the timeless wisdom of Māori proverbs. 52 traditional Māori sayings explained by respected Māori 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 Māori philosophy through 52 whakatauki – simple, powerful life lessons, one for every week. Each one is retold by respected Māori 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 Māori 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)


  • Written by Dr Hinemoa Elder
  • 240 pages
  • Hardback book
  • ISBN: 9780143775225


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 Māori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain. You can also find her on Instagram @drhinemoa.