Pōwhiri in Action - He Kete O Te Reo Pōwhiri - Written in partnership by Māori educator Kiri Waitai and Pākeha educator Susan Battye this book supports tikanga Māori. The photocopiable resource provides comprehensive information and supporting student act
Pearls of wisdom – whakataukī – have been gifted from generation to generation as an intrinsic part of the Māori world.
Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away. The story of Mataatua is part of the story of the desecration of Ngati Awa by the Crown and the fight of the people to regain their sovereignty.
Simple language and illustrations introduce some of the atua Māori o Aotearoa - the traditional guardians of Te Ao Māori. Explains the significance of Tāne, Hine-te-iwa-iwa, Tangaroa, Mahuika, Tāwhiri-mātea, Muri-ranga-whenua, Tūmatauenga, Māui, Hine-tītama, Hine-nui-te-pō, Rū-aumoko, and Uenuku. Suggested level: junior.
= Using native plants and herbs, such as kawakawa, pikopiko, wild bush mushrooms and ferns, Charles shows how to prepare the indigenous ingredients and make dishes with minimum efforts that have a uniquely New Zealand look and taste.