Kamupūtu | Gumboots book launch tonight

Kamupūtu | Gumboots event concludes Te Wiki o te Reo | Māori Language Week

Old myths are given a contemporary treatment in a stunning new te reo picture book being launched tonight, 13 September, at the conclusion of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week at the University of Canterbury (UC).

The first in a series of books designed to help children and adults learn te reo, the book Māui me te ao hou was created by UC Master’s of Te Reo student Unaiki Melrose, who worked with illustrator Jo Petrie to bring a popular Māori myth to life.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu (South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency) funded the publication, which is a celebration of mana wahine, or the authority and strength of women.

Māui me te ao hou will be launched at the event Kamupūtu | Gumboots on 13 September, 5pm to 7pm, in the Engineering Core.

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