Ko māua ko tōku hapori | Me and my community — supporting resources

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E hara tāku toa i te toa takitahi,
engari he toa takitini.

My strength is not as an individual,
but as a collective.

Use the following prompts and resources to inquire into your community’s identity, values, goals, and changes.

Identity — who are we as a community?

Prompts: Places of significance, relationships, events and gatherings, people, environment — natural and built, history and geography, taonga, organisations.

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Values — what do we, as a community, value?

Prompts: Kotahitanga, manaakitanga, political representation, healthy environments — natural and built, places — gatherings and recreation, relationships, acceptance, transport, services, art, music, school goals and values.

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Goals — what are our community aspirations?

Prompts: Diversity, sustainability, ecological restoration, political representation, kotahitanga, services, mohiotanga, better living, equity.

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Changes — how are we, as a community, changing?

Prompts: Multiculturalism, population changes and shifts, demographics, diversity, climate changes, faith and beliefs, civics and citizenship, environmental impacts, economics, globalisation, pandemics and epidemics, sustainability.

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Books

Fiction

  • #Tumeke! by Michael Petherick, 2019 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Kia Kaha: Together Standing Strong by June Pitman-Hayes, 2020 (primary)
  • Nana's Veggie Garden — Te Māra Kai a Kui by Marie Munro, 2020 (primary)
  • The Standing Strong House by Reina Kahukiwa, 2018 (primary, intermediate)
  • The Treaty House by LeAnne Orams, 2007 (primary, intermediate)
  • The Whale Savers: Returning Wēra to the Ocean by Linda Robert, 2015 (primary, intermediate)
  • Wooden Arms by Sarah Johnson, 2012 (primary, intermediate)

Non-fiction

  • Market Day: A Taste of Life at New Zealand Farmers' Markets by Vicki Winn, 2007 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Myths and Legends of Aotearoa Retold by Annie Rae Te Ake Ake, 2018 ( primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance edited by Te Miringa Hohaia, Gregory O'Brien and Lara Strongman, 2001 (secondary)
  • The Call of the Kōkako by Maria Gill, 2011 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Tiritiri Matangi: A Model of Conservation by Anne Rimmer, 2004 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Zealandia: The Valley That Changed a Nation by James Lynch, 2019 (secondary)

Instructional series — fiction and non-fiction

Instructional series — poems

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