October 06, 2023
Pania Papa | Advocate for The Preservation of Te Reo Māori
Fifty years ago, Witi Ihimaera’s book Pounamu Pounamu was published in English to widespread acclaim. Education Department officials at the time praised the book and considered it fitting for students throughout the country. Now, a new generation of readers – Māori and Pākehā alike – can now relish the stories within this classic collection.