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by Monique and Pātaka Moore; illustrations by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

Taniwha have a special relationship with Māori, who tell many stories about them. Taniwha have different roles – and one of these is as kaitiaki. Many taniwha live in or near lakes, rivers, or the sea and help to protect and keep these places safe.

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Topics: Awarua, environment, kaitiaki, kaitiakitanga, lakes, Pane-iraira, protection, rivers, sea, Tainui, taniwha

In: School Journal Level 2 November 2022

Publication date: November 2022

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