By Tahau-Hodges, Pania
It's national kapa haka competition time again, and this Maori performing arts festival is a big event! It needs planning, tactics and dedication - and that's just for the people watching! Nan's a hardcore kapa haka follower, and she shows her mokopuna all the tricks to get the b...est seats, find the choicest paua and whitebait fritters, hunt out the coolest poi, pounamu and glittery moko, and meet the star performers. And all along, Nan's keeping a big secret that's only revealed when the star performer does Nan's amazing signature poi move - and her group wins the competition.Read more
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Pania Tahau-Hodges (Ngati Tuwharetoa/Ngati Tutemohuta, Tuhoe) is Publishing Manager at Huia Publishers and has worked as a writer, editor and resource developer in English and Maori languages for more than twenty years. In 2015, she was awarded an internship with a leading
publisher in Frankfurt through an initiative of the Publishers Association of New Zealand, the Frankfurt Book Fair and Creative New Zealand. Pania is a self-confessed kapa haka geek and has been to every Matatini festival for the last twenty-five years. This is Pania's second picture book, following
the successful Santa's Worst Christmas, Te Kirihimete i Whakakorea, which she co-wrote with the HUIA team.
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