Ngāti Kurī Proud
by Tim Tipene
illustrations by Munro Te Whata
“Ngāti Kurī Proud” is a pakiwaitara – a traditional Māori story that explains natural phenomena or why something is the way it is. This pakiwaitara tells how Ngāti Kurī got their name. It is, in fact, three stories in one – three siblings each retell the story they have been given. Each story reflects the clever thinking, endurance, skills, and resourcefulness of the children’s ancestors. Guided by their grandmother, the children come to learn that all their stories are valid.