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Ngārara Huarau (English)

By Maxine Hemi

Ngārara Huarau (English)

This graphic novel tells the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that travels from Hawke’s Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, seals, seafood and people, causing terror as he travels south.

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This graphic novel tells the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that travels from Hawke’s Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, seals, seafood and people, causing terror as he travels south.

Finally, the Wairarapa people of Ngāti Tara ask Tūpurupuru and his warriors to kill Ngārara Huarau. Tūpurupuru constructs a trap and the warriors set upon Ngārara Huarau with weapons, and he sinks into the Uwhiroa swamp. But did he die?

A Māori language edition is also available, Ngārara Huarau (Māori).

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781775502999
  • Dimension: 170 x 235 mm
  • Pages: 24
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: English
  • Publication Date: 31 Aug 2016

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About the Author

Maxine Hemi

Maxine Hemi is Education Strategy Curriculum Developer for Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa. Previously, she was Lead Advisor at the Ministry of Education, a teacher at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Wairarapa, Head of Department at Linwood College and Principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Wairarapa and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rotoiti. Read More