Free Story of Aotearoa: Koro and the Story of Taketakerau

Classroom resources New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 03 February 2023
Notice reference #: 1HAZG4

Listen to Koro tell the life story of the tree Taketakerau, from germination over 2000 years ago, to present day 21st century.

The story also follows the history of New Zealand – covering one thousand years of isolation, and a further thousand years of human intervention.

Listen to bird calls, thunder and rain, trickling water and bubbling mud. Hear the cries of people, the roar of motor vehicles, and soaring music. 

This FREE 20 minute audio is available on:


Also available on Spotify, Audible, ePlatform, Kobo, Google Play (illustration credit: Patricia Howitt).

Further information

Contact: Marnie Anstis

 (027) 306 0684