SLJ, Winter Learning Journey
It is widely believed that the first people to arrive in New Zealand came from Polynesia. Most historians believe that they landed in New Zealand over 700 years ago. Although they were originally from many different countries, these settlers learned to live together and, eventually, formed their own distinct culture known as ‘Māori.’ Māori have their own language, traditions, and culture.
Follow this link to read a short story about a famous man in Māori mythology – Maui. On your blog, post three facts that you learned about this interesting man. What other stories have you heard about Maui?
Maui and the giant fish
1. Maui used to be a weak man. His brothers thought that he was too weak to fish with them.
2. Maui caught a giant fish that became the north island
3. Maui had to hide in the canoe so that he could fish his brothers