Hana Limited is a publishing company specialising in delivering high-quality Māori language resources to schools and other educational environments.
They produce multimedia, cross-curricula resources in te reo Māori and English for teachers and learners. Hana Limited works throughout Aotearoa and the Pacific and has developed strong relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi, and its main client, New Zealand’s Ministry of Education. Hana prides itself in fostering creative excellence, offering diversity in resource material, and inspiring students and teachers in Aotearoa.
Te Ao Hurihuri
Te Ao Hurihuri is a multimedia collection of resources based on a lyrical recounting of Māori cosmology. It includes a video, an audio CD of waiata and story, books, a textless large-format book, web based resources, a talking book, winter and summer night sky charts, a lunar planting and fishing guide, lyrics and a song mixer. Te Ao Hurihuri was entered into the TUANZ (Tech Users Association) Awards for Innovation in Education in 2001, and was selected as a finalist.
Age range: Any age
Taniwha are guardians of particular areas, and this series foregrounds stories of guardianship and protection of the natural environment.
Ngārarahurarau is written as a story and Huriawa as a series of haiku. Each piece of text sits alongside beautiful illustrations that are artworks in themselves. Set at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, these cross-curricular resources can be used in environmental studies, literature, science, or visual arts.
Age range: 7–10 years
Te Kuia Tūrehu o te Pō me āna Mokopuna
Author Anituatua Black was an orator and composer, and a kuia or elderwoman. Te Kuia Tūrehu o te Pō me āna Mokopuna is a collection of stories that she wrote over her life and are deeply rooted in her upbringing in the Urewera forest and her Tūhoe culture. They reflect the relationships that exist in her family and her wider community, and are deeply connected to the bush, to the land, to the waterways, to the atua and the gods. The stories are written as plays: they have a narrator and a large part of them are dialogue between characters.
Age range: 12+ years