Hatupatu and Kurangaituku - Maori Legend Animation
Preston made an adaptation/mash-up of the various versions of the Hatupatu legend for his Major Project 2005. Maori legend kick ass!
Ngake and Whātaitai the taniwha of Wellington harbour / Māori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories / Te Reo Māori / Support materials / Home - Mātauranga Māori
The myth of Ngake and Whataitai taniwha, Wellington Harbour.
Looking for inspiration? Take a trip into space at Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, one of Auckland's most popular and best-loved attractions.
Supernatural creatures – some terrifying, others protective – are legendary in Māori tradition. Known as taniwha, they lurked in watery dens, or in caves, and were often depicted as dragons or serpents, with fiery eyes and lashing tails. Crucial to the stories of deadly taniwha were the ...
Matariki / National events and the NZC / Curriculum resources / Kia ora - NZ Curriculum Online
Matariki resources at TKI: interactives, reading resources, YouTube clips, and other websites.
Māori conservation traditions
Surviving in a new land When the Polynesian ancestors of Māori arrived in New Zealand after a long time at sea, they would have been astonished by the abundance of food. Moa and fur seals were easy to catch. But within 100–200 years, moa and other large birds were extinct, and...
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Te Rerenga Wairua | Short Film | NZ On Screen
Te Rerenga Wairua - This trippy animation follows the spirit of a person killed in a motorway car accident. The life force (wairua) runs through forest and beaches on its journey to Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Rēinga). En route it meets tourist buses and other spirits, before reaching the gnarly pohutukawa and making the leap towards Hawaiki-Nui. There's a real native joy in seeing contemporary 80s animation enliven ancient Māori spiritual concepts. Joe Wylie (Toy Love's Bride of Frankenstein)…