Kahaki

Kahaki

Book - 2012 | Maori
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"Ahakoa kei te haikura tonu a Wai, ko ia tēra e tiaki ana i ōna tēina tokorua, e kimi pūtea ana kia ora ai te whānau. He kaha te tautoko mai a tana hoa tāne a Tama i a ia. Pūmau tonu tō rāua aroha, tētahi ki tētahi. Nō te taenga atu o tētahi tauhou ki te tāone o Whiritoa, ka huri kōaro te ao o Wai. He tangata purotu, engari, he murare. He kaiwaiata, engari anō, he arero rua. Nā ngā mahi mūrere a te tauhou nei ka riro atu a Wai ki tōna taha. Nō te ao tawhito te kaupapa o tēnei pakimaero aroha, ā, kua tuhia kētia kia hāngai tonu ki te ao o ngā taiohi o nāianei"--Back cover.
Although Wai is still at high school, she is responsible for looking after her two younger sisters, and earning money to support the family - this is all made easier with the support of her boyfriend Tama. The young couple love each other deeply. However, her world is turned upside down when a stranger comes to town. He is handsome, a talented singer, but manipulative and two faced. Ths love story is a modern retelling of the traditional story of the taniwha Poutini, who kidnaps Waitāiki, the wife of Tamaahua. Rewritten to be relevant for young people today.
Publisher: Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa :, He mea whakaputa tēnei pukapuka mō te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga e Huia,, [2012]
©2012
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: ix, 123 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: New Zealand
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Notes: Novel for young adults in Māori.

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A love story, a modern retelling of the traditional story of the taniwha Poutini, who kidnaps Waitāiki, the wife of Tamaahua, made relevant for today's youth.

Written in te reo Māori. Although Wai is still at high school, she is responsible for looking after her two younger sisters, and earning money to support the family, made easier with the support of her boyfriend Tama. The young couple love each other deeply. However, her world is turned upside do... Read More »


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