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Gossage's classic retelling of the Maori myth of Pania.

Pania is a creature of the sea, but she is fascinated by the land. She falls in love with a young chief who tries to make her stay on shore.
 The is the legend of how Pania became the Reef that today lies off the coast of Napier.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    November 21, 2012


    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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