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 19 - A Rocket to Rangipō


  • A circle paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Pen and ruler
  • Popsicle stick
  • Hole punch
  • Something sharp that can pop a hole into the middle of the plate
  •  A butterfly clip


  1. Cut a strip of printer paper about 6 cm wide and 21.5 cm long. 
  2. Wrap the rectangle of paper tightly around a pencil the long way and tape it together, so that it holds its shape.
  3. Remove your rocket from the pencil, fold one end over and tape it down. This will be the rocket's nose.
  4. Cut triangles from paper to make fins and tape them on the bottom of your rocket, opposite the nose.
  5. Decorate your rocket
  6. Put your rocket over the end of a straw and use the force of your breath to launch it! 

How far does your rocket it go?