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Hinepūkohurangi me Te Maunga

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This comic by Ngāi Tūhoe writer Maraea Rakuraku explores the pūrākau of Hinepūkohurangi and Te Maunga from a contemporary perspective. Pōtiki is travelling home with his dad, fresh from reciting his pepeha at school. As he reads a comic retelling the pūrākau of how Hinepūkohurangi fell in love with Te Maunga, he comes to see his surroundings and his pepeha in a new light. The comic shifts between the two narratives – the car ride and the pūrākau comic – creating a layered, meditative story that touches on place, belonging, whakapapa, and the power of storytelling.


Series: School Journal Story Library

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: May 2021

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