Perfect for reluctant readers and boys from the age of 10 years, this app is an adaptation of the graphic novel, Ngarimu Te Tohu Toa. The app takes the reader through the story of how Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu of 28 Māori Battalion was awarded the VC during World War Two.
On 26 March 1943, two weeks before his 24th birthday, Ngarimu led an attack on Point 209, a vital hill at Tebaga Gap in Tunisia. Under intense mortar and machine gun-fire, he led the assault up the hill, personally destroying two German machine-gun posts on a crest of the hill. Despite being wounded twice during the night, he and his men defended their position from several counter-attacks. The following morning during a particularly strong counter-attack, Ngarimu was killed. Later the same day, the Germans still on Point 209 surrendered.
This resource was developed in a collaboration between Government, iwi and private sector agencies, and supported by Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
* read-to-me and read-it-myself options
Customize the book:
* record your narration
* colour in the illustrations
* paint mode has a palette, adjustable brush width, and move, zoom and undo abilities
Other interactive features:
* sound effects
* background music that can be turned on and off
This digital book contains narration in these languages: Te Reo Māori and English
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-revised promotional video, improved screenshots.
-additional credits added to application
- KIWA International Ltd
- 231.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- ©2016 Kiwa Digital/Huia
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.