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    Te Pukapuka ka kore e Panuihia


    NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2024

    Te Pukapuka Ka Kore e Pānuihia has been shortlisted for the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for te reo Māori. Written by Tim Tipene, iIlustrated by Nicoletta Benella and translated by Kanapu Rangitauira.

    The judges state, 'Reading can be difficult. But some books are more difficult than others! Tim Tipene’s pukapuka understands and empathises with its audience – tamariki who struggle with reading and attention – without condescending or judging. The kōrero is just challenging enough with its reo to encourage exploration of language and an enduring love of kupu.'

    Pipi and Pou

    Pipi and Pou books 5 and 6

    Coming June 2024

    Books 5 and 6 of Tim Tipene's award-winning Pipi and Pou adventure series will begin to arrive in stores this June. Pipi and Pou and the Waves of Destruction and Pipi and Pou and the Firewoman are the latest titles. Join the two superhero cousins in the Waves of Destruction where huge tides are swamping the coast and overrunning the homes of a coastal Marae, and in the Firewoman where one of the local boys arrives home telling of a frightening woman who attacked him in the forest, throwing balls of fire. Two more thrilling Pipi and Pou adventures to add to your collection.


    Illustrated by Isobel Te Aho-White. Published by OneTree House, 2024.

    Pipi and Pou and the Forgotten Stream

    Pipi and Pou and the Forgotten Stream: A free interactive walking adventure.

    Written by Tim Tipene and featuring illustrations by Isobel Te Aho-White.

    Auckland Writers Festival - SAT 18 & Sun 19 MAY 2024

    Something magical is lurking beneath the streets of Auckland. Horotiu, the taniwha, lives deep underground and he is unhappy, as the stream in his care has been forgotten. Can you help our superheroes, Pipi and Pou, calm him before it’s too late?


    Jump into the world of Tim Tipene’s award-winning book series through our digital adventure trail created using Pickpath – a new platform for compelling interactive storytelling experiences developed by Aotearoa-based artists.


    Pipi and Pou and the Forgotten Stream is an app guided experience starting in Aotea Square and leading families on a short walk down Queen Street and surrounding laneways, and is available on both Android and Apple devices. Along the journey a story will unfold, and you will find activities and clues to help solve the mystery. Download the PickPath App to take part.

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