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The Kōrero of the Waka

The Kōrero of the Waka.

by Keri Welham

Te Waka Rangimārie o Kaiwaka is a 25-metre waka at the entrance to Kaiwaka School in Northland. The waka welcomes people to the school and is also enjoyed as a kapa haka platform, a play area, and a quiet place to sit. The focus of this article is on the whakairo (carvings) of the waka, which tell stories about the Kaiwaka area and the school community. The article includes a profile of carver Tim Codyre, who speaks of the rich and changing traditions of whakairo.

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2020

Learning area: English, The Arts, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories, carving, change, culture, heritage, history, Kaipara Harbour, Kaiwaka, school, stories, taonga, Tim Codyre, waka, waka tāngata, wellbeing, whakairo

In: School Journal Level 2 November 2020

Publication date: November 2020

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