Storybook app: Turikatuku — Te wahine taki wairua

Drawing of Turikatuku with white feathers in her hair, wearing a tiki and cloak.

Turikatuku, 2019 by Troy Packer. National Library of New Zealand. All rights reserved.

This interactive storybook app tells the story of Turikatuku, a prominent tupuna from Whangaroa. It documents Turikatuku’s whakapapa, the history of her people, and important events that impacted them in the early 1800s.

About the app

Read about this app in te reo Māori

Turikatuku's story is told in te reo Māori and English, with voice-overs in both languages read by 2 of her descendants. The app has 3 chapters and is aimed for reading ages 8–12 years.

Read more about Turikatuku on Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Development of the app

This taonga responds to the need for authentic local te reo Māori content derived from a mātauranga Māori perspective.

The app was developed as part of the Increasingly Digital Project, which explored the access and use of Aotearoa New Zealand teaching and learning resources. The National Library of New Zealand led this project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and other partners.

Increasingly Digital Project

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whangaroa researched and wrote the narrative for the app in partnership with the National Library of New Zealand. Kiwa Digital developed the software and illustrations.

Download the app

The application is available through the Apple App and Google Play stores:

He pukapuka, he taupānga: Turikatuku — Te wahine taki wairua

Ko te pukapuka, taupānga nei, he kōrero pono mō Turikatuku, he tupuna rangatira nō Whangaroa. He tuhinga o te whakapapa o Turikatuku, he hītori o tōna iwi me ngā kaupapa nui i pā atu ki a rātou i te tīmatanga o ngā tau 1800.

Kua tuhia te kōrero mo Turikatuku i roto i te reo Māori me te reo Ingarihi, he kawe reo hoki i roto i ngā reo e rua i kōrerotia e ōna uri tokorua. E toru ngā upoko o te pūmanawa tautono, ā, e pai ana te pānui mō ngā tau 8–12.

Pānuihia ētahi atu kōrero mo Turikatuku ki Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Mo te taupānga

E urupare ana tēnei taonga ki te hiahia mō ngā tuhinga reo Māori, tūturu i takea mai i te mātauranga Māori.

I whakawhanakehia te taupānga nei hei wāhanga o te kaupapa Increasingly Digital, i torotoro i te uru me te whakamahinga o ngā rauemi o Aotearoa mo te whakaako me te ako. I ārahina e Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa tēnei kaupapa, i runga i te mahi tahi me Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, Te Manatū Taonga, me ērā atu hoa.

Kaupapa Increasingly Digital

Nā Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whangaroa i rangahau, i tuhituhi hoki i te kōrero mo te taupānga i te taha o te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. I whakawhanakehia e Kiwa Digital te pūmanawa me ngā pikitia.

Tikina ake te taupānga

Kei te wātea te tono i ngā toa Apple App me Google Play: