This pūrākau and the events it portrays was the catalyst for a series of significant events that shaped the political and historical landscape of Ngāti Kahungunu.
Te Kura i Monoa/The Treasured Plume graphic novel
Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga / Ministry of Education
Te Kura i Monoa is a graphic novella aimed at ākonga in years 4−8, in English medium and Māori medium schooling. The story is about Ngāti Kahungunu tipuna Taraia and his daughter, Te Raupare.
Type of work
- Working with iwi
- Writers’ workshops
- Content development
- Editing and proofreading
- Quality assurance
- Design and creative solutions
- 1 x graphic novella for independent and recreational reading
- Up to 24 pages + cover
- Full-colour illustrations throughout
- Written in English and Māori bespoke for audience
HUIA collaborated with local iwi representatives to develop a storyline that each whānau member was able to contribute towards. At the workshop, whānau recounted their versions of the story of Taraia and Te Raupare and a finalised script was created, aiming to balance the differing accounts and aspirations of the rōpū.
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