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Pānia and Moremore

How did Pānia Reef get its name? Hear the local legends of Pānia and view examples of taonga that are spoken about in her story. Learn about Pānia’s son, Moremore, and his role as a kaitiaki. As part of this session we will visit the Pānia statue, as well as the Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu exhibition. The visit concludes with an art activity.

Learning Areas and Strands: Social Sciences, History

Duration: 1.5 hours

Suitable for: Year 1 - 4, maximum 30 students

Availability: Begins Term 1, 2022. Ongoing.

Cost: $2.50 per student

The education programme

Based in the museum classroom, your students will:

  • Hear the stories of Pānia and Moremore and view taonga from their stories

  • Visit Pānia to hear her story and point out other key locations

  • View the hei tiki in our Kuru Taonga exhibition and return to the classroom to complete an art activity

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