Oratia Media

Oratia Media is an independent publisher based outside Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, with distribution across its home market, in Australia, North America, Asia and Europe. Founded as a publishing services business in 2000, since 2008 it has developed as a publisher of the Oratia Books list with a focus on children’s, Māori, history and general non-fiction books. In 2022 we are publishing 15 new titles and maintaining an extensive back list.

Oratia participates in major book fairs and sells and buys rights worldwide, while remaining grounded strongly in our home base in the rain forest of Oratia (‘place of the long-lingering sun’). Our publishing reflects a multicultural, multilingual and inclusive outlook, with a growing number of our children’s books being bilingual in English and Māori.

In 2021 Oratia won the BOP Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher, Oceania, awarded by the by Bologna Children’s Book Fair.


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