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Teaching and learning Gagana Tokelau

Talofa nī!

Welcome to the online environment developed to support the teaching of Gagana Tokelau.





Links to Muakiga

Teacher support materials

Takalo Lakapī Faka-Niu Hila  



By Mehepa Atoni Gaualofa


When Toni leaves Atafu to go to a high school in New Zealand, he discovers that his favourite sport, rugby, isn't quite the same game in New Zealand as it is in Tokelau.


Unit 5: Tākaloga (Sports and Games)

Storybook 1 (Word 2007, 3 MB)

Storybook 1 (PDF, 694 kB)

Te Ika Fuaefa 



By Oli Heve


A humorous story about a Tokelau family fishing trip.


Unit 8: Meakai ma te Meainu (Food and Drink)

Storybook 2 (Word 2007, 3 MB)

Storybook 2 (PDF, 743 kB)

Ko he Pehe Mālie! 



By Aloihio Kave Kelemete


Whotovalu breaks his leg a month before the annual Easter Tournament. He can’t play rugby so he asks his grandmother to teach him a song they could perform together at the Tournament concert.


Unit 9: Ko He ā te Kua Tupu? (What’s the Matter?)

Storybook 3 (Word 2007, 2 MB)

Storybook 3 (PDF, 566 kB)

Ko nā Inati

(The Inati)



By Oli Hevey


When Hione visits Fakaofo with his parents, his cousin Lepeka takes him to an inati – a food distribution.


Unit 12: Fakaputuga o nā Meakai (Gathering Food)

Storybook 4 (Word 2007, 3 MB)

Storybook 4 (PDF, 1 MB)

He Meaalofa

(The Present)



By Aloihio Kave Kelemete


A story about a teenage boy learning how to make a mother-of-pearl shell necklace.


Unit 14: Gāluega (Crafts)

Storybook 5 (Word 2007, 2 MB)

Storybook 5 (PDF, 699 kB)

Tauvāga Hiva Tokelau  

(Tokelau Dance Competition)



By Mehepa Atoni Gaualofa


Justine and Hana encourage Te Hei to joining their dance group and take part in the Easter Tournament dance competition with them.


Unit 18: Hiva ma nā Fakafiafiaga (Performing Arts)

Storybook 6 (Word 2007, 3 MB)

Storybook 6 (PDF, 702 kB)