Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara
Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara is Moira Wairama's stunning te reo Māori retelling of the legend about two taniwha and Wellington Harbour, with illustrations by Bruce Potter.
Discover the dramatic Māori legend about the creation of Wellington Harbour in this story written entirely in te reo Māori.
E noha ana e rua nga taniwha i tetahi roto kanapanapa. Kei te pirangi a Ngake kia haere ki Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa engari kei te pirangi tona hoa, a Whataitai, ki te noho i te roto.
Ma to raua tautohetohe ka whakarereke te roto mo ake tonu ra.
He korero purakau tenei mo te hangatanga o Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara.
- A legend about two taniwha and Wellington Harbour
- Written by Moira Wairama
- Illustrated by Bruce Potter
- 32 pages
- Paperback book
- ISBN: 9780143504825
- Language: Māori
Moira Wairama is a published poet, playwright, storyteller, performer and kura kaupapa teacher, and an award-winning children’s book author. She writes in both English and Māori, and bilingual retellings of Māori legends are one of her specialties. The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour/Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara won a Storylines Notable Non-fiction award and the LIANZA Te Kura Pounamu Award in 2012. Moira lives in Wellington with her partner, performer Tony Hopkins, and they are co-founders of Soul Food Tellers, performing stories for audiences of all ages.