A Kāi Tahu pūrākau
Kā Roimata o Hinehukatere is a pūrākau from Poutini ki te Toka (South Westland). It retells the Kāti Māhaki kōrero of how the glacier, Kā Roimata o Hinehukatere, was formed.
The resource comprises an illustrated picture book and three short videos.
The book is written by Hinerangi Barr and recounts the story of the mountaineer tipuna, Hinehukatere. She spends her summers travelling the mountain passes and climbing the peaks of the Southern Alps. In winter, Hinehukatere returns to the lowlands where she meets Wawe and falls in love. The story goes on to explain the formation of one of the most famous glaciers in Poutini ki te Toka. Eleanor Logan’s beautiful illustrations enhance the text and bring the magnificent landscapes of Poutini alive for the reader.
The videos have been made as vlogs, with a Kāti Māhaki taiohi returning to his marae in Poutini ki te Toka. From there he shares three additional kōrero about the mountains and his tīpuna. Kā Roimata a Hinehukatere takes us from the top to the bottom of the glacier, as Ngātai shares the kōrero. Noti Hinetamatea follows Ngātai on the track to Pōpātea which his tīpuna discovered and maintained for centuries. Kā Tiritiri o te Moana tells us about Māui’s connection to Maitahi and his naming of the Southern Alps.
The resource has been designed for use in junior classrooms to support the teaching and learning of Hītori Māori.
The resource offers opportunities to:
Students will explore and describe natural features and resources.
Students will describe how natural features are changed and resources affected by natural events and human actions
Students will appreciate that water, air, rocks and soil, and life forms make up our planet and recognise that these are also Earth’s resources.
Students will investigate the water cycle and its effect on climate, landforms, and life.
Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:
Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to: