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Te Matau-a-Māui: Stories of Hawke's Bay

How did Cape Kidnappers get its name? Behind every name, there is a story. Sometimes, there is more than one story. Hear the pūrākau behind significant places in Hawke's Bay and then get creative - making an item from one of the stories students have been told. This session includes a visit to Pānia and the viewing platform on the Marine Parade.

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 places in Hawke's Bay (you can choose a particular story to focus on - Pānia, Rongokako, Cape Kidnappers, Māui)

  • Visit Pānia to hear her story and see Cape Kidnappers and Te Matau a Māui from the viewing platform.

  • View the hei tiki in our Kuru Taonga exhibition and return to the classroom to make either a hei tiki or a matau (fish hook).

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