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Illustrator Robyn Kahukiwa: supreme winner in Te Waka Toi Awards

Updated: Mar 3, 2021

Robyn Kahukiwa, illustrator of books Te Haka a Tānerore and The Standing Strong House,

won the Te Tohu Aroha mō Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu | Exemplary/Supreme Award in Creative New Zealand's 34th Te Waka Toi Awards at the end of 2020.

Creative New Zealand noted that "renowned visual artist Robyn Kahukiwa has been named the Supreme Award winner in recognition of her extensive career as a painter, illustrator, sculptor and author, as well as her unyielding political and cultural commentary."

More about her books

ISBN: 9780995117563


Both te reo Māori and English are presented in one redesigned edition. Winner of the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults, Te Haka a Tānerore tells the legend of how the haka came to be such an important part of Māori heritage.


ISBN: 9780995117570


Based around the story of hapū Ngāti Tū Māia, The Standing Strong House revolves around multiple generations, weaving their stories together in a way that celebrates tīpuna, mokopuna, and kaitieki. Reina Kahukiwa provides both the English and the te reo Māori text making this a wonderful reo resource for all.

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