Best Short Story by a School Student in te reo Māori

Kawata Teepa

Kawata Teepa

Tūhoe

Kawata Teepa is a writer, resource developer and translator. As a licensed translator, he has carried out translation work with the Ministry of Education, Te Kete Ipurangi, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, the New Zealand Translation Centre and many other agencies. On undertaking translations at HUIA, Kawata works to retain the integrity of the original versions while keeping the Māori language rich but simple. His translations of children’s books have been finalists and award-winners, including Whiti Te Rā!, Tamanui: Te Kōkako Mōrehu o Taranaki, Ngā Kī, Maumahara ki tērā Nōema, Hautipua Rererangi and Ngarimu Te Tohu Toa.