Mataira, Katarina Te Heikoko (1932–)

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Mataira, Katarina Te Heikoko (1932–)

New Zealand children's writer. Born 1932 in New Zealand.

Active in promotion of Maori language and culture especially among children; worked for Maori Language Commission and Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand; works include Maui and the Big Fish (1972), Maori Legends for Young New Zealanders (1975), Te Atea (1975), and The Oxford Maori Picture Dictionary (1978); later works written mostly in Maori.

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