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Cook Islands Māori

Cook Islands Māori storybooks

Teacher support materials accompany the six storybooks developed especially to support the Learning Languages Series resource I-E-Ko-Ko! An Introduction to Cook Islands Māori. Each story gives students opportunities to extend their language and cultural knowledge and to practise reading the target language of specific units in I-E-Ko-Ko!

Books that are still available in print can be ordered from Down the back of the chair. Use the code under the book title below.

The storybook PDFs are also available for download below.



Links to I-E-KO-KO! An Introduction to Cook Islands Māori

Teacher support materials

Koʻai Tērā?


Two cousins meet and get to know each other at a Cook Islands family reunion. Unit 5

Koʻai Tērā? - teacher support material

(web page)

I Roto i te ‘Are Pū‘ākapa


Four boys set up their tent and prepare to enjoy a night in it – but one of them has another interest! Unit 7 I Roto i te ‘Are Pū‘ākapa - teacher support material (web page)

Reka te Rutu Pa‘u


A teacher and students meet to practise Cook Islands drumming, but not everyone is on time! Unit 14 Reka te Rutu Pa‘u - teacher support material (web page)



Māmā and Poko‘ina go shopping for rūkau, but the shop doesn’t have any. Will Pāpā have to miss out on having rūkau in his lamb stew? Unit 16

‘Oko‘oko - teacher support material (web page)

Teretere Māpū


The members of a Bible class group prepare for their trip to a neighbouring church to recite their verses successfully and to enjoy the morning tea that follows. Unit 18 Teretere Māpū - teacher support material (web page)

‘Aere Rā


'Aere Rā - storybook (PDF, 4 MB)

This story is about a grandfather leaving Rarotonga for New Zealand in the 1960s. The family all turn up at his house to say goodbye. Unit 20 Aere Rā - teacher support material (web page)