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Kite Festival: A Story from New Zealand (Children of the Pacific)

Kite Festival: A Story from New Zealand (Children of the Pacific)

Author: Jill MacGregor
Series: Children of the Pacific
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Tahu and Mauriora live in Otaki on the Kapiti Coast and every year they celebrate Kite Festival with a manu taratahi, a triangular kite.

Before the Kite Festival this year, Mauriora and Tahu make their own kite. They use materials from their environment to build a manu taratahi using toetoe, raupo leaves and harakeke leaves.


Author description

Jill lives on the Kapiti Coast where she was a school teacher for many years. She spent two years as a VSA teacher in Tonga in the 1990s. Since then Jill has travelled throughout the Pacific experiencing village life and joining in the numerous cultural happenings.The many School Journal stories she has written about children in the Pacific evolved from these experiences. This series reflects her belief that it is important to document cultural practices in a time of change.

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General Fields

  • : 9780994132833
  • : Puriri Paddocks
  • : Puriri Paddocks
  • : March 2016
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Jill MacGregor