Story: Papatūānuku – the land

Māui and his grandfather

Māui and his grandfather

The legendary trickster Māui was found by his grandfather, Tamanui-ki-te-rangi, after he was washed ashore as a baby. His grandfather raised him, teaching him about his whakapapa and tribal traditions, so he could stand strong and proud as an adult. Traditionally this information was transmitted orally. Here it is presented in a modern storybook form.

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Reference: Eke Panuku 11. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd, 2004

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku – the land - Whakapapa and kaupapa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007