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The forgotten taniwha – Te taniwha i warewaretia

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The forgotten taniwha – Te taniwha i warewaretia – written and illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa, nā Kiwa Hammond i whakamāori

Trailblazing Māori artist Robyn Kahukiwa’s picture book about the forgotten taniwha Ngākau Pono, meaning ‘Loyal Heart’, is now available in this bilingual Māori-English edition.

E hia rau tau nei a Ngākau Pono e tiaki ana i tōna iwi. Heoi anō, nō te wehenga atu o tōna iwi i te pā, ka ahatia?

Ngākau Pono has been looking after his people for hundreds of years. But what happens when his people leave the pā?

A beautiful bilingual children’s story about culture loss and rediscovery.

Format: This book is a Paper back.

Language: This book is written using both English and te reo Māori text (Bilingual).

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About the Author/ Illustrator:

Robyn Kahukiwa (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important Māori artists, and is also an award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer. Her art has been exhibited worldwide and is held in numerous collections. Robyn lives in Raumati Beach, near Wellington.

Other books available by Robyn Kahukiwa include:


Ngā Atua Māori Gods

Tuatangata Levi

Other books available Illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa include:

The Kuia and the spider & the bilingual version Te Kuia me te pūngāwerewere – The Kuia and the spider

The Haka of Tane Rore – Te haka a Tanerore

The standing strong house – Te whare tū māia

Watercress tuna and the children of Champion Street – Te tuna wātakirihi me ngā tamarikio te Tiriti o Toa


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