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We know that our teachers in schools throughout New Zealand are calling out for teaching resources in te reo Māori or about kaupapa Māori. Our mission as part of this project is to help fill that gap. We have worked with Grant and Gaynor Hakaria who have decades of teaching experience in mainstream, bilingual, and immersion settings. With their support we have created a suite of resources for each of our animations to support kaiako, teachers and parents to pass on the learnings in our pūrākau to tamariki in kura and at home.
These rauemi can be adapted to suit all learning levels, and can be delivered in any setting. They are designed to learn and reinforce the key vocabulary, characters and main ideas from the pūrākau. The teacher notes suggest curriculum links and possible further exploration.
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He Iti Matā
E hia kē nei ngā iwi i noho atu ki Te Whanganui a Tara i roto i ngā tau. Ko Ngāti Kurī tētahi. Ko ētahi iwi ka noho tangata whenua atu, ko ētahi ka noho hōpuni ka rere noa i te tai timu. Ko tēnei te pūrākau e pā ana ki a Te Rākaitauheke me āna mahi mātātoa. Ka tutū te puehu, ka hinga tētahi, ka toa tētahi atu. Ko wai ka tohu, ko wai ka hua? Mātaki mai.
He Iti Matā
This episode depicts the story of Te Rākaitauheke (Ngāti Kurī) and Tapu (Ngāti Kahungunu) who were known as rivals in Te Whanganui a Tara, the great harbour of Tara - unfortunately the 'great harbour' wasn't big enough for the both of them. A lot of bad feelings had built up between the two of them and to the point that one day, Te Rākaitauheke could bare it no longer. He started a fight that would have far-reaching consequences him and his people.
Nā Ngāti Kurī te hekenga nui a Ngāi Tahu ki Te Waipounamu i kōkiri, i tūturu te noho ki Kaikōura i raro i te mana o te rangatira a Marukaitātea. I tautaia wā, tokomaha ngā rangatira o Ngāti Kuri, o Ngāi Tūhaitara i noho atu ki Kaikōura. I whakaāe katoa ko Maru te mana, engari he mana rangatira tonu ō rātou i hiahia hoki i ō rātou ake whenua. Nei te kōrero mō te rapa whenua a Makō rātou ko Te Rakiwhakaputa, ko Te Ruahikihiki.
Ngāti Kurī led the Ngāi Tahu migration to Te Waipounamu and they established themselves at Kaikōura under their rangatira, (chief) Marukaitātea. There were many chiefs of Ngāti Kurī and Ngāi Tūhaitara and all were looking for the right locations to establish settlements of their own. This is the story of how Ngāti Kurī chiefs Makō, Te Rakiwhakaputa and Te Ruahikihiki claimed lands for their people.