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Tāhoe

By Chris Szekely

Tāhoe

This Māori traditional story tells of two lovers forbidden to meet who find a way to be together. Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tūtānekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tūtānekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa’s father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island, Tūtānekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tūtānekai. 

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This Māori traditional story tells of two lovers forbidden to meet who find a way to be together. Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tūtānekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tūtānekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa’s father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island, Tūtānekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tūtānekai. 

This is the Māori language version of Swim.

Read long with the audio soundtrack - download the free audio mp3 here.

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  • ISBN: 9781775501053
  • Dimension: 210 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 32
  • Format: ePub / Kindle
  • Language: Māori
  • Publication Date: 01 May 2013

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About the Author

Chris Szekely

Chris Szekely was appointed the Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 2007 and is the first Māori person to hold this position. He was previously City Librarian at the Manukau City Council, where he headed one of the largest and fastest growing public library services in New Zealand. He was also instrumental in setting up Te Rōpū Wha... Read More