The pōrangi boy / Shilo Kino.

By: Kino, Shilo [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Huia Publishers, 2020Description: 251 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781775503996 ; 1775503992Subject(s): Taniwha -- Children's fiction | Habitat conservation -- New Zealand -- Children's fiction | Taniwha | Kaitiakitanga | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamarikiGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. Summary: "Twelve-year-old Niko lives in Pohe Bay, a small, rural town with a sacred hot spring and a taniwha named Taukere. The government plan to build a prison here and destroy the home of the taniwha has divided the community. Some are against it, but others see it as an opportunity. Niko is worried about the land and Taukere, but who will listen to him? He's an ordinary boy who's laughed at, bullied, and called pōrangi, crazy, for believing in the taniwha. But it's Niko who has to convince the community that Taukere is real, unite whānau in protest against the prison and stand up to the bullies"--Publisher information.
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"Twelve-year-old Niko lives in Pohe Bay, a small, rural town with a sacred hot spring and a taniwha named Taukere. The government plan to build a prison here and destroy the home of the taniwha has divided the community. Some are against it, but others see it as an opportunity. Niko is worried about the land and Taukere, but who will listen to him? He's an ordinary boy who's laughed at, bullied, and called pōrangi, crazy, for believing in the taniwha. But it's Niko who has to convince the community that Taukere is real, unite whānau in protest against the prison and stand up to the bullies"--Publisher information.

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