Tuna rāua ko Hiriwa
This picture book tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river.
Tuna is in awe of a nymph, Hiriwa, who glows and dances along the river bank in the moonlight. Night after night he meets Hiriwa and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same. Disappointed, he hatches a plan to Hiriwa’s light. But the moon sees what Tuna does, and in her anger, she prevents Tuna from swimming in her moonlight ever again.
Paperback, 32 pages
Te Reo version. An English language version is also available, Tuna and Hiriwa.