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Kia Māia

Jayson has just arrived in New Zealand to stay with his nan. He is staying at her marae preparing for an unveiling but is feeling out of his depth.

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  • AudienceKaiakoStudents
  • Curriculum Level3
  • Education SectorPrimary
  • Learning AreaHealth and PEEnglish
  • Resource LanguageEnglish
  • Resource typeText/Chapter
  • SeriesSchool Journal

About this resource

Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2020

Reading year level: 5

Topics: belonging, change, family, fitting in, growing, hura kōhatu, learning, Māori, marae, MASAM, teaching, teina, teina-tuakana, tikanga, tuakana, unveiling, whānau, wharenui


Kia Māia

Words by André Ngāpō
llustrations by Minky Stapleton

With help from his younger cousin, Nikora, Jayson slowly feels his way, learning about tikanga Māori and how he, too, belongs.

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