Taka Ki Ro Wai: He Korero Purakau Mo Tetahi Hoiho
|Author:||Keri Kaa; Martin Page|
Winner NZ Post Maori Language Award 2014.
Winner of a Gold Pin at the Best Design Awards
Keri Kaa, cultural icon in the Tairawhiti and beyond, has been extensively involved in the creative disciplines of drama, film, poetry, translation, the visual arts, and kapa haka. Keri's knowledge of tikanga Maori, her contribution to education, the performing arts and other activities supporting Maori cultural heritage had her recognised as a 2013 recipient of the CNZM for services to Maori and the Arts. TAKA KI RO WAI, conceived and written in te reo Maori, is her first children's book, and is a tribute to her community, her love of the native language of Ngati Porou and her ancestral homeland.