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Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A story from the Rena Disaster


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Mōtītī Blue and the Oil Spill: A story from the Rena Disaster By Debbie McCauley Translation By Tamati Waaka

When Rena grounded on 5 October 2011, spilling an estimated 350 tonnes of heavy fuel oil into Tauranga Moana, the impact was devastating for the people of the Bay of Plenty. 

Motiti Blue tells the story of a little blue penguin who was rescued and treated at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Centre, his recovery, and release back into the wild. 


Format: This book is Hard cover

Language: This book is written in both English and te reo Māori.

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Winner of the Best Non-Fiction Book Award at the 2015 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. A 2015 White Raven, one of 200 outstanding children’s books published around the world.


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