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 -- Teen fiction | Habitat conservation -- New Zealand -- Teen fiction | Taniwha | Kaitiakitanga | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamarikiGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, 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.
List(s) this item appears in: Hāwera Reading Vine | Hāwera Reading Vine - New Zealand Award Winners | Hāwera Reading Vine - New Zealand Fiction | NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2021
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Teen Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction KINO (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available i2203973
Teen Fiction Manaia LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction KINO (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available i2203972
Teen Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
Teen
Teen Fiction KINO (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Checked out 26/09/2022 I2212774
Teen Fiction Stratford
Teen
Teen Fiction KIN (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available A00899906
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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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