The group has created a number of new terms that will be useful when describing children’s literature. These include Aihe (Dolphins), Arewhana (Elephants), (Mischief), Karetao (Puppets), Makimaki (Monkeys) and Whakatoi (Cheekiness).
Terms have been added which may be used when describing programmes relating to the prevention of violence. These include Hōtaka (Programmes) and Aukati tūkinotanga (Violence prevention). The new term Tangata hara can be used for Offenders or Perpetrators.
Te Whakakaokao is currently revising and clarifying the terms relating to gourds. Kōaka (Gourds) has been created as a narrower term of Hue, the term used to describe the gourd plant. New terms have been created to describe gourds which are used as water vessels (Takawai), or floats (Tahā).
The terms used to describe genres of published and unpublished materials have been revised and the scope notes clarified. The scope note of Pānuitanga whakatairanga (Ephemera) now includes Leaflets, and we have clarified the scope note for Tā tuhi (Printing). The group has created new terms for Oral histories (Kupu tuku iho), Archival collections (Rua mahara), and posters (Pānui whakaahua).