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Awarua The Taniwha of Porirua

Awarua the taniwha cover.
Sj l2 may 2016 cover.

by Wiremu Grace

Illustrations by Lee Watt

Rereroa the albatross teaches her friend Awarua, the taniwha, how to fly. In the process, Awarua creates some of the geographical features around the Porirua area, such as the flat top of Mana Island, which was caused when she crash-landed on top of the island, and the valley in Whitireia. The story explores the tuakana–teina relationship of an expert teaching a novice.

Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Awarua, landforms, legends, Mana Island, myths, Porirua, Rereroa, taniwha, traditional stories, Whitireia

In: School Journal Level 2 May 2016

Publication date: May 2016

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