Thursday, 3 May 2018


For inquiry we will be learning about the body system and to incorporate traditional Maori stories Mrs Anderson has prepared an inquiry about the Maori belief of Hineahuone. In Maori myth Hineahuone was the first lady created. She was created because the gods created an immaculate earth but their was no one to enjoy it. So Tane Mahuta molded Hineahuone out of the red earth. The impressed Tāwhirimātea whispered "Take my breath, and give her life." Tane then bent over the women he made and breathed deeply. The woman's chest moved and she sneezed. "Tihei" the god's were ecstatic. Today the hongi is a traditional welcome that came to be because of the story of Hineahuone.


  1. Kia Ora Jeremiah
    My name is Lennix I am a Yr 7 from Paihia School. I really like your inquiry story about tane mahuta it is very cool I like how you done the story how he separated his parents Ranginui the sky and papatuanuku the ground. Keep up the good work.

    By Lennix

    1. Hi Lennix, I really enjoyed reading your positive comment. I have liked reading your schools post and I really learnt a lot from doing this activity. Your comment has made my day.