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Māui me te Ahi a Mahuika

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Contains the traditional tale but with a unique twist and humour.

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Māui me te Ahi a Mahuika

Māui me te Ahi a Mahuika (Māui And The Secret Of Fire) is a tale retold by Donovan Bixley.

Contains the traditional story but with Donovan’s unique twist and trademark humour.

The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book.

Darryn Joseph and Keri Opai ensure that the story is accurate and culturally appropriate and translate the story for the Te Reo edition.


  • English version
  • Paperback Book
  • Measures approx 209mm x 279mm
  • 24 pages
  • Retold by Donovan Bixley
  • Translated by Darryn Joseph and Keri Opai
Story: Māui And The Secret Of Fire

Everyone’s favourite, mischievous demi god Māui visits his grandmother.

Māui the trickster wants to know what will happen if he puts out all the fires in his pa. When the people wake they are furious, so Māui must visit Mahuika, the goddess of fire.
“Mahuika raised her gnarled hands. At the tip of each finger burned a flame. She plucked one from her thumb and gave it to Maui.”

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