June 17, 2022
Pewhairangi pukapuka DIY reo resource
A māmā of three says she’s taken up writing children’s books so her tamariki have something to relate to.
Te Ataakura Pewhairangi’s second title, Ko wai kei te papa tākoro? Who is at the playground? has just been published by Massey University Press in te reo Maori and bilingual versions.
It features photographs by Jane Ussher.
Ms Pewhairangi, who works as a Māori recruitment advisor at Massey, says te reo Māori is her children’s first language.
“There’s always more resources we as parents can create for our tamariki to ensure they have high quality. That was my motivation, my own tamariki, making sure they had resources they can use and resources they can see themselves in places they are familiar with,” she says.
Writing the pukapuka she also kept in mind the parents and grandparents who will read them to their tamariki.