Find teaching stories and resources for kura kaupapa to teach children about emergencies.

Kia Takatū

Kia Takatū is a te reo Māori resource for years 1–8 to teach children about emergencies.

Kia Takatū is a te reo Māori resource for years 1-8 to teach children about emergencies.

wtps-kia-takatu-info-mi-dec16.pdf pdf 1.8 MB

Kia Takatū emergency stories

These downloadable emergency stories are in te reo Māori and are suitable for all levels.

Read these downloadable emergency stories in te reo Māori. They are suitable for all ages.

earthquake-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 489 KB
flood-story-mi-feb18.pdf pdf 557 KB
storm-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 587 KB
tsunami-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 568 KB
volcano-story-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 486 KB
wharangi-meka-parekura-info-mi-jun08.pdf pdf 452 KB

Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko

Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko | Rūaumoko's Walk is a bi-lingual children’s book based on Kahungunu legends and dialect. It tell the story of what to do in an earthquake and tsunami. 

It was developed by:

  • Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management
  • Ministry of Education
  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
  • Te Ūranga Waka at the Eastern Institute of Technology, and
  • Kahungunu Kōhanga Reo Tari.
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Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko | Rūaumoko's Walk is a bi-lingual children’s book based on Kahungunu legends and dialect. It tells the story of what to do in an earthquake and tsunami. Find Te Hīkoi a Rūaumoko on the Hawke's Bay Emergency Management website.

Te Paea me te Waka Wairua

Te Paea me te Waka Wairua | Te Paea and the Ghost Waka is a short film from Te Papa's He Paki Taonga i a Māui collection.

It tells the story of a ghostly waka seen before Tarawera exploded and destroyed the Pink and White Terraces.

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Watch this short film that tells the story of a ghostly waka seen before Tarawera exploded and destroyed the Pink and White Terraces.