Ngā taniwha i Te Whanga-nui-a-tara / Moira Wairama ; nā Bruce Potter ngā pikitia.

By: Wairama, Moira, 1952- [author.]Contributor(s): Potter, Bruce (Bruce Anthony) [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: Maori Original language: English Publication details: North Shore, N.Z. : Puffin, 2011Description: [32] p. : col. ill., map ; 23 x 28 cmISBN: 9780143504825 Uniform titles: Taniwha of Wellington Harbour. Maori Subject(s): Taniwha -- Children's picture books | Taniwha | PūrākauGenre/Form: Children's stories, Māori. | Children's stories, New Zealand. | Picture books for children. Awards: Te Kura Pounamu Medal, 2012.Summary: Retelling of the legend of how Wellington Harbour was created. In ancient times in Aotearoa, there was a beautiful lake in which there dwelt two monstrous taniwha. Their names were Whataitai and Ngake. Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake, however when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free into the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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Map on lining papers.

Includes glossary of Māori words.

Originally published in English as: The taniwha of Wellington Harbour.

Retelling of the legend of how Wellington Harbour was created. In ancient times in Aotearoa, there was a beautiful lake in which there dwelt two monstrous taniwha. Their names were Whataitai and Ngake. Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake, however when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free into the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Te Kura Pounamu Medal, 2012.

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