He wai kei te marama? I kite te tokorua taiohi i te aituā nunui, arā, i tuki tētahi kaipuke ki te pūkawa, ka ruaki hinu ki te moana – tāoke ana te katoa o te pūnaha hauropi. Ka mahara a Tama rāua ko Ata, whēnā kāre he wai māori, me pēhea te oranga o te tangata? Ka whakaaro rāua ki te rere ki te marama ki te whai i tō rāua tipuna i a Rona. Whēnā he wai kei te marama, ka ora pea te tangata i reira.
He i-papa pāhekoheko tēnei mā ngā tamariki katoa ahakoa te pakeke. He mea hanga tēnei hei rauemi reo Māori mā Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga. He ara tohu kaiako kei http://tki.org.nz.
Is there water on the moon? Two friends witness an environmental catastrophe. A ship is grounded on a reef and oil spills into the sea, polluting the entire ecosystem. Tama and Ata wonder what will happen if all the earth’s water is polluted. How can people survive? They decide to fly to the moon to follow their ancestor Rona. If there is water on the moon, surely people can survive there.
This interactive e-book in te reo Māori is suitable for children of all ages and was created for the NZ Ministry of Education. Teacher support materials are available at http://tki.org.nz.