Friday, 18 June 2010

KPE Episode 277: "How the Kumara came to Aotearoa"

"How the Kumara came to Aotearoa" by Bea Hamer tells how Ruakapanga sent kumara across the sea from Hawaiiki and why he later sent pests to destroy them.
This book, which Cruz and Joe have chosen to podcast, is a retelling of a Maori legend based on a version of the story by Pine Taiapa. . You can see an excerpt of that below.
videoPage view: [No. 41 (December 1962) page 38]

23 comments:

  1. Well done boys. I really enjoyed listening to your discussion of this story. I think you did a good job of making your podcast sound like a conversation and it engaged my interest all the way through. I look forward to your next one.
    Mrs Burt

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  2. Very Good! This was quite interesting and a creative way to get people interested in the book. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Your podcasts are so well organized. I love the fact that they all begin and end the same with your music and image. What a great way to do a book report and I bet you will remember that story forever.

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  4. Hey guys, this is yet another great podcast. I love the book reviews that you do and I'm learning many things about podcast through listening and watching them. I hope to create a podcast worthy of yours one day!

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  5. Hello again, in this podcast I like how it was shot in a different location than "No More Moas". I believe the slight change was a good choice.

    Erin

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  6. Yet another great post from a very talented group of children! Can't wait till the next one!

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  7. I loved hearing your enthusiasm. I can tell you enjoyed this book, which makes me want to read it, too. As a teacher, I am proud of you for noting the values and morals of the story. It shows you have great reading comprehension skills. Keep reading guys!

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  8. Very good post, you had a very good vibe going between you guys. Keep up the good work. James Marshall. EDM310 class from University of South Alabama.

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  9. I enjoyed watching your presentation! You are very talented!! Keep up the good work!!!

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  10. You two delivered this podcast great! This was very interesting to learn that Kumara is sweet potato to us. I also liked the moral of the story.... follow instructions and be greatful!! Great work :)

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  11. Hello Cruz and Joe! This was a great post! I really enjoyed it! Keep up the good work!

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  12. Hey! A job well done. I really enjoyed watching.

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  13. Great podcast! I learned learned that Kumara is a sweet potato. I agree with Martha, this is a great way to do a book report. I like how you learned the moral of the story. Keep up the good work!

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  14. Great Podcast! The book reviews are also amazing. You guys are very prepared when you plan these podcast. Assignments like these will help you in years to come. Good Work!

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  15. I'm learning so much by listening to these podcasts! Thanks for sharing information with us and keep up the great work!

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  16. Great job guys...I love sweet potatoes! You both sounded very enthusiastic on your podcasts. Job well done!

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  17. Wonderful choice of a book. I have definitely learned a lot since I was not familiar with the topic. Great job!!

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  18. Great job on the podcast! Now I know what a Kumara is! Keep up the good work!

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  19. Great Job. Sweet Potatoes are very good. Keep up the good work.

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  20. This is very well done! You guys do a good job on the podcasts! They sound very professional, like an impromptu conversation almost! I enjoy hearing you guys work out what the moral(s) of the story is (are). Keep up the great work, and come visit my class blog anytime!

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  21. I am a student at the University of South Alabam in the U.S.A. This is one of the most interesting stories I've listened to so far. I love the moral of the story. You should always be thankful for what you have because there are always others who may not have any. Also, when someone older and wiser gives you instructions it is for your own good that you do as they say even if you don't want to. How does Kumara grow? I have never seen it before. What does it taste like? You have made me very curious about it. Great job.

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  22. Hi there!!
    I enjoyed the different view of this podcast. You all were such great narrators. You all did a wonderful job of keeping the interest of the listeners/viewers. Great job!!

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  23. Another great podcast! Your class is very impressive.

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