Beyond the Reef
by Hokotehi Moriori Trust; illustrations by Laya Mutton-Rogers
This story recounts some of the reasons for Moriori migration from East Polynesia to Rēkohu/Chatham Islands. Based on Moriori oral histories handed down for hundreds of years, the story tells of Ri‘i and his family as they prepare to leave for the new lands. The piece reveals the seeds of the covenant of peace that Moriori would make after settling in Rēkohu.