Reina Kahukiwa – is of Te Arawa, Tūhoe, and Ngāti Porou descent. She is an author of adult and children’s books, has three university degrees and works as a Māori Advisor and Programme Designer for Māori Pathways.
Robyn Kahukiwa – is of Ngāti Porou descent. She is a prominent Māori artist whose work can be found in major collections across New Zealand including Te Papa, Auckland Art Gallery and the University of Auckland. She has won awards for her children's book illustrations.
Greg Henderson – translated the original English text by Reina Kahukiwa into Te Reo Māori.
The Standing Strong House: Bilingual edition
About the Book
Reina Kahukiwa tells the fictional story of Kahurangi, a kuia from Ngāti Tū Māia and the whare of generations ago, that was built in her honour. The whare is left neglected until hundreds of years later, when it is reclaimed by a community in need, and becomes a source of strength and identity to the people.