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Ngake me Whataitai: 2021
 

Ngake me Whataitai: 2021 (Paperback)

By Ngaia, Ben
Illustrated by Mutton-Rogers, Laya

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This is a traditional story told in te reo Maori from the perspective of the Kahui Maunga people about Ngake and Whataitai. These two taniwha inhabited Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour, long before the ancestral migrations. The story tells how the shape and landscape... of Wellington, its harbour and the Lower Hutt area came about because of the actions of Ngake and Whataitai. Long ago, Te Whanganui a Tara was an enclosed lake, but Ngake forced his way out into the sea by battering through the clenched teeth of the fish of Maui to allow the fish to breathe. Whataitai was washed down the throat of the fish, causing it to cough, and Whataitai and three morsels flew out. The morsels became islands in the harbour, but Whataitai was stranded and grew weak and died, becoming part of the land around the harbour
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ISBN 9781775506379
Published NZ 1 Mar 2021
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Paperback
Language Te Reo Maori
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ISBN-13 9781775506379
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Published 1 Mar 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Language Te Reo Maori
Author(s) By Ngaia, Ben
Illustrated by Mutton-Rogers, Laya
Category Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 205mm
Height: 255mm
Spine: 5mm
Dewey Code 398.208999442
Weight 200g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Maori New Zealand people - Folklore, Taniwha - Folklore, Maori New Zealand people, Taniwha, Taniwha
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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