COMP CLOSED | Book Giveaway | Kai Stars of Matariki

Kai Stars of Matariki

We are very pleased to be giving away two copies of Miriama Kamo’s book ‘Kai Stars of Matariki’, to our GrownUps members.

All you need to do to enter the draw is be a GrownUps member, make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and fill in your details near the bottom of the page!

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About Kai Stars of Matariki

Join Sam and Te Rerehua as they prepare a Matariki feast!

It’s the day before Matariki and a big feast has been prepared. Eeling took place months ago and Te Rerehua and Sam are excited to give thanks to Tupuānuku and Tupuārangi, the stars connected to food grown in and above the ground.

But, one night, those sneaky Patupaiarehe return and start eating the uncooked eels . . . can Sam and Te Rerehua come up with a plan to replace the kai?

A companion title to Miriama Kamo and Zak Waipara’s popular The Stolen Stars of Matariki and The Twin Stars of Matariki, this new story is also set in the wild and windy Te Mata Hāpuku (Birdlings Flat), in New Zealand’s South Island.

The te reo Māori edition, Ko ngā Whetū Kai o Matariki, ko Tupuānuku rāua ko Tupuārangi, is retold by Ariana Stevens.

Miriama Kamo is an award-winning journalist. She is the anchor of TVNZ’s flagship current affairs programme Sunday and Māori current affairs programme Marae. Miriama has worked on many of TVNZ’s key programmes including 1 News as a newsreader.

Miriama’s first children’s book with Scholastic was the first of this series, The Stolen Stars of Matariki. Her 2022 book with Rangi Matamua and Isobel Joy Te Aho-White, Matariki Around the World, was one of the bestselling children’s books of 2022.

Zak Waipara, a former NZ Herald graphic artist and HOD of Animation at Animation College, Zak Waipara (Rongowhakaata, Ngati Porou, Ngati Ruapani, Ngati Kahungunu) is now Digital Media lecturer at AUT.

He has worked as a designer for Māori Television’s children’s show Miharo, illustrated comics and a range of books, and created animated music videos. In addition to these books by Miriama Kamo, he is also the illustrator of Scholastic’s Horeta and the Waka and Īhaka and the Unexpected Visitor. Born in Milton in the South Island, Zak now lives in Auckland.



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    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 12th June 2024, winners will be notified via email by 13th June 2024.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be sent. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize in non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize can only be redeemed within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, please check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.