Ko māua ko taku whānau | Me and my family — supporting resources

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Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua.

I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past.

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

Identity — who are we as a whānau?

Prompts: Taonga and treasures, memories and stories, whakapapa, tūrangawaewae, places, journeys and migrations, shared interests, skills, food, celebrations, culture and languages, kotahitanga.

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

Prompts: Individuals, morals and ideals, faith and beliefs, sport and recreation, environments, our culture, passions and interests, whakapapa, taonga, tolerance and acceptance, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, kotahitanga, better living.

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Goals — what are our whānau aspirations?

Prompts: Types of success, achievements, wellbeing, relationships, skills, culture and heritage, whakapapa and tūrangawaewae.

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

Prompts: Growth, education, learning, understanding, gains and losses, relationships, perspectives, empathy and acceptance, interests, challenges, whakapapa, opportunities.

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Books

Fiction

  • Conrad Cooper's Last Stand by Leonie Agnew, 2014 (primary, intermediate)
  • Davy's Ducks: A Tale of Old New Zealand by Dorothy Butler, 2006 (primary, intermediate)
  • Dawn Raid by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith, 2018 (intermediate, secondary)
  • Finding by David Hill, 2018 (primary, intermediate)
  • In the Beginning by Peter Gossage, 2001 (primary, intermediate)
  • Polly and her New Zealand Farming Family, 1910 by Graeme Beals, 2005 (primary)
  • Te Tāonga by Melanie Drewery, 2003 (primary)

Non-fiction

  • 100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa by Simon Morton and Riria Hotere, 2012 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Eliza and the White Camellia: A Story of Suffrage in New Zealand by Debbie McCauley, 2018 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Feasts and Festivals: A Celebration of Pacific Island Culture in New Zealand by Glenn Jowitt; text by Graeme Lay, 2002 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Go Girl: A Storybook of Epic NZ Women by Barbara Else, 2018 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Māui and Other Māori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa by Peter Gossage, 2016 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • Te Whānau: A Celebration of Te Whānau O Waipareira compiled by Bronwen Christiano, 2001 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • To Our Shores: A Collection of Favourite Stories Retold by Immigrants to New Zealand compiled by Angie Belcher, 2004 (primary, intermediate, secondary)
  • White Sunday by Jill MacGregor, 2019 (primary, intermediate)

Instructional series — fiction and non-fiction

Instructional series — poems

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