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Article  •  13 September 2023


Teacher notes for Witi Ihimaera's Works

Beloved novelist Witi Ihimaera has been in New Zealand classrooms for years and we have created some new teacher notes to celebrate 50+ years of Witi being a published author.

We chose them so that there would be something for each school level: our existing notes for The Astromancer are great for primary school teaching, and our newly commissioned notes for The Whale Rider can be enjoyed by intermediate upwards and Pounamu Pounamu is an excellent text for secondary schools.

Download them by clicking on the links or images below.


Primary School

The Astomancer

Teacher Notes here


Intermediate School

The Whale Rider

Teacher Notes here


Secondary School

Pounamu Pounamu

Teacher Notes here


All of these books are also available in various other formats from ebooks to audiobooks and in te reo translations.

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