Mahi Pai 2

Join Te Ataakura Pewhairangi and 6 colourful taniwha. Children explore through waiata and active play while combining Te Reo Māori and New Zealand sign language into pure unbridled fun! Wednesdays & Fridays, 6.40am. Repeats same day at 3.15pm.

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EPISODE 14 - How the Meremere Landscape Constantly Changes.

Learn how the Meremere Landscape constantly changes.


  • A dinner plate
  • A flour
  • Butter


  1. Heap the flour on to the dinner plate, so that it is shaped like a volcano. This will represent the constantly erupting volcanoes found on Meremere
  2. Next, with the help of an adult, carefully melt the butter in a microwave or in a pot on the stove. This will be our flowing lava. 
  3. Once the butter has melted, all you do is pour the melted butter over the peak of your volcano.
  4. As you can see, the butter has created pathways in the flour as it flowed down the flour volcano.  It cools fairly quickly and solidifies, instantly changing the landscape – just like on Meremere!