E whā ngā pukapuka o te huinga nei. E hāngai ana ngā kōrero ki ngā momo koiora noho wahapū i Aotearoa nei; arā, te Pātiki, te Tāmure, te Whai me te M?nawa. He kōrero whakapapa me ētahi kōrero tuku iho kei roto. E tautoko ana i ngā kōrero ko ngā whakaahua, ngā pikitia, me ngā mahere. Ka whakawhānui ake te huinga nei i ngā pukapuka tāiao i roto i ngā kura rumaki reo Māori. E tautoko ana tēnei huinga pukapuka i ngā Wāhanga Ako Pūtaiao me te Reo Māori. He kupu taka hoki kei te pukapuka nei.
This set of books focuses on four species that inhabit New Zealand wahapū: pātiki, whai, tāmure and ngā mānawa.
Each book features full-colour images with some illustrated diagrams to support key messages. The main topics covered in each book include oral traditions related to the origin of each freshwater species and its relationship with other organisms and kāwai tīpuna. The books also detail the physical features, qualities and growth cycles, habitat and geographical spread throughout Aotearoa and changes in recent times that have affected the species.
Wahapū – Pūao