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June 30, 2023

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The autumn issue features:

The Cherry Pickers
My Aunties' Moko Kauae
The Battle for Chunuk Bair

A Storm in the Night

Cool Cubing
The Naughty Kiwi

My Bedroom and Mr Cat
Once upon a Game
First Concert

Wonderful Things

... and many more!

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Artist credits: Ohakune in Spring, Toitoi 29, pictures by Christine Aixenjueluo, age 13; Te Wai Tino Makariri, Toitoi 13, ko te pikitia a Tirea Campbell, e 12 tau tōna pakeke; Taniwha, Toitoi 19, pictures by Vita Lawson, age 13; In the Depths, Toitoi 13, pictures by Scarlet Connor, age 10; Leaving Colombia, Toitoi: Latin America Special Issue, pictures by Alena Zhu, age 13 ; Lady of the Lake, Toitoi 19, pictures by Harry Simpson, age 8.
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Nei te reo pōwhiri a Toitoi ki a koutou, e te mātātahi, ki ngā ringatuhi, ki ngā ringatoi atu i te 5-13 tau te pakeke. Haramai rā! He pākiki, he māia, he auaha? Ā tēnā, tukuna mai ā koutou mahi ki te reo Ingarihi, ki te reo Māori rānei e whakaata mai ana i ā koutou tikanga, i ō koutou wheako mō te noho ki Aotearoa.

Tukuna mai, imērahia mai tō tuhinga, (me) tō mahi toi rānei ki āpitingia tō ingoa, tō pakeke, tō kura me te ingoa o tō matua/kaitiaki, tō kaiako rānei me ngā kōrero whakapā atu ki a koe.

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