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Huia Come Home

By: J. Ruka
Narrated by: J. Ruka
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Once the sacred guardian of New Zealand's native forests, the hHuia was a symbol of the land's unique beauty and spirituality. The rare bird's tragic extinction in the early 1900s represents a shot to the heart of Aotearoa and is a potent metaphor for a country's conflicted history.

Using the story of the untimely extinction of the huia, J. Ruka offers a fresh perspective on the narrative of New Zealand: a tale of two cultures, warring worldviews, and the things we lost in translation.

Revisiting the early missionaries, the transformative message of the Gospel, and the cultural missteps of the Treaty of Waitangi, Huia Come Home invites us to reconnect with the unique story offered by the indigenous Māori lens.

In relearning the history that lies in the soil of Aotearoa, we might just find a shared hope for the future and a recovery of national treasures once thought to be extinct.

©2017 Jefferson Lucas (aka J. Ruka) (P)2018 Jefferson Lucas (aka J. Ruka)

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Beautiful

This is one of those books that grip you and encourage you to step out further. Such a powerful story. Kia māia, kia manawanui