These reading resources were created to encourage oral language expression through shared or group reading. The language style includes local kīwaha, kupu ororite (onomatopoeia) and kupu huarite (rhyming words) that delight, inspire and excite younger children about the different taniwha.
Ngā kōrero taniwha o Ngāti Manawa
Ministry of Education
Taniwha are central to the identity, language and culture of Ngāti Manawa. HUIA worked in collaboration with Ngāti Manawa to produce a shared reading resource for tamariki in years 0−4 based on their four kōrero taniwha − Murupara, Hinewhārona, Ngarangihangu and Pekepeke.
Type of work
- Working with iwi
- Content development
- Editing and proofreading
- Quality assurance
- Design and creative solutions
- Age ranges: tamariki years 0-4
- Subjects: te reo Māori, tikanga ā-iwi, pūtaiao, ngā toi
- 4 x large books for shared reading
- Up to 24 pages + cover
- Full-colour illustrations throughout
- Teacher support materials included in resource
- Swimming lane feature
To provide a diverse look across all four resources, HUIA worked with four different illustrators. The iwi and client were consulted at each stage to ensure the story and illustrations were heading in the right direction.
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