The Beginners' Guides to the Macro Moths - a world first?

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Kā Puka Whakamārama o Te Pepe Nui.

The Beginners' Guides to the Macro Moths series is, to our knowledge, a world first. This is the first field-guide to Macro Moths in Kāi Tahu dialect!

Together the Ahi Pepe | MothNet project partners Landcare Research, Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu,Department of Geography, University of Otago, Orokonui Ecosanctuary Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti have developed something fabulous. It's not just a translation a guide with the English words translated into Kāi Tahu dialect - That would be too easy. This is something completely new and beautiful.

This is a re-imagining that will engage tamariki across Te Waiponamu in the beauty and value of Pepe nui.

We've just come back from the printers with final quotes and numbers. Plates are being made.

If you know someone who's got an interest in Moths, insects in general, nature, science or conservation that you think would like to join our Ahi Pepe | MothNet - we are casting the net wide. Post a comment. Give us a name, a reason and a school and we'll send you the guide to the Macro Moths for your region of Te Waiponamu.