This learning resource is one of a series of eight. They have been produced to promote Rangitāne o Wairarapa language, history and tikanga. They have been written for children, mainly for under 5s although the te reo versions especially are suitable for older children and teachers. All eight are written in both English and te reo Māori.
The resources have been written by Joseph Potangaroa. Illustrations for the Tirohanga books by Fleur Laut. Translations by Astee Karaitiana and Mike Kawana.
Specialist advice was gratefully received from early childhood teachers Michelle Potangaroa of PAUA Early Childhood Home Based Care Services, Susie Wilmshurst of Masterton Christian Childcare Centre, Karen Blade of Una Williams Kindergarten and Astee Karaitiana.
Special thanks to Gaye Sutton storyteller and Wairarapa REAP.
The production of the resources would not have been possible without the support of The Ministry of Education. Ngā mihi nui kia korua George Konia raua ko Cathye Haddock.