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Māui at Mahitahi

Māui at Mahitahi.

by Susan Wallace 

Do you know who Māui is? If you ask people this question, most will reply “Yes”. But then, if you ask them to tell you more about Māui, it’s likely that each person will describe him differently. They might say Māui is a demi-god, a hero, a trickster, a rascal, their tipuna, or “that guy The Rock played in Moana”. For South Westland iwi Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio, Māui is a great Polynesian explorer who did many good things for his people.

Series: School Journal Level 2 June 2022

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Topics: ancestors, Aotearoa New Zealand history, courage, discovery, exploration, Hawaiki, Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio, legend, Mahitahi, Māui, naming, Polynesia, taniwha, Te Tauraka Waka a Māui, traditional story, tūpuna

In: School Journal Level 2 June 2022

Publication date: June 2022

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