Maia and Tūmai from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti tell us why they like moths.
He tino pai ngā pepe tuna ki au.
E haria e rātou te pua mai i tētahi putiputi kia whakaaiai i ētahi atu putiputi hei whakatenatena i te tupuranga.
Ko tōku pepe tuna papai rawa ko Pūareare. He ataahua ōna parirau me he kōhao mā ki runga rā. He āhua ōrite ki ōna karu. He maha ā mātou nei akoranga hou e hāngai ana ki ngā pepe tuna me ō rātou ingoa hoki.
I like everything about moths.
They carry the pollen from one flower and pollinate other flowers to encourage growth.
My favourite moth is pūareare. Their wings are beautiful with white holes on top. They look like eyes. We have learned many things about the moths and their names.
He mihi ki a koutou:
The tamariki of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti
Dr Barbara Anderson
Dr Robert Hoare
Ahi Pepe MothNet
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Kāi Tahu dialect
The people in this resource use the Kāi Tahu dialect. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti is based within the Ngāi Tahu Takiwā.