Living by the Moon by Wiremu Tawhai sets out and discusses the maramataka or lunar month and the way the days and nights were understood according to Te Whānau-ā-Apanui tribal knowledge.
Te Whānau-ā-Apanui ancestors were dependent on the environment, and this led them to closely study the changes and cycles in nature so they could ensure their survival in their tribal area. Knowledge of aspects such as the sea conditions and best planting and harvesting times at each day of the month were carefully observed and remembered, and community activities were arranged according to the phases of the moon.
WINNER, Ngā Kupu Ora Awards, Te Kōrero Pono - Non-fiction Award, 2014
WINNER, Edify Award for Best Educational Book, PANZ Book Design Awards, 2014
WINNER, Best Resource in te reo Māori, CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards, 2014
Dimension: 210 x 250 mm