Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary


English Text and Illustration by Kat Quin
Te Reo Māori Translation by Pānia Papa

The Kuwi and Friends Māori Picture Dictionary (He Papakupu Whakaahua) is a fun, easy-to-use resource for those wanting to discover, learn and use everyday words in te reo Māori (one of the three official languages of New Zealand).

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The illustrations are designed to help with comprehension, particularly for younger learners. Visual cues can assist with retention of language, to recall spoken and written words.
A hard-cover book with 68 fully illustrated pages, in a large format (265 x 345mm), in vibrant full colour, with over 1000 te reo Māori words, translated into English. Embedded with gorgeous Kuwi the kiwi (and friends) illustrations.

Designed for everyday use, in the whānau (family), kura (school) and for all New Zealanders. Ages 0-100+.

Nā Kat Quin ngā tuhinga reo Pākehā me ngā whakaahua
Nā Pānia Papa ngā whakamāoritanga

WINNER – 2021 Storylines Notable Book Award – Te Reo Māori
WINNER – 2021 Storylines Notable Book Award – Non-fiction
WINNER – Publishers Association NZ (PANZ) Book Design Awards 2021
FINALIST – 2020 Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction – New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults


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