Read an extract from Te Manu Huna a Tāne


I was fascinated when, aged seven, I first saw my father weaving a kete. He would throw the kete behind him as soon as he saw me. As I was fair skinned he was determined I would not do anything that marked me as being Māori.

Pantograph Punch features an essay by Toi Te Rito Maihi (Ngāi Te Ipu, Apatu o Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi) from Te Manu Huna a Tāne. Read the full text here.