S: Larry's Maramatanga
FC: Larry's Maramatanga
1: Written and illustrated by Nanniz W.
2: As the sun's going down on one warm night and it's starting to get dark, Larry's just finishing off his daily wave to the people of Te Puna. He gets off his old hakatere chair and starts to head inside. Then suddenly, BOOM! a bright light shone right across the field from the rugby club.
4: Larry stopped and stared, then dashed off to try and prevent the bright burning light from spreading. Larry also can't talk so he had to do his 'wu-sar' to try and get Nanny Fanny's attention as she was driving Beep Beep the car down to the Te Puna school production.
6: Nanny Fanny stopped and shouted from the car park "get in Larry, lets go." So he ran to Beep Beep, hopped in and they were off to warn the people. When they got to the school Larry didn't have a ticket to get in to warn every one so he turned around and saw Kenny with a spare ticket and payed him $5.00.
8: When he got in to the production he didn't know how to communicate with them. Then suddenly, Lydia the yellow sun came dancing onto the stage and Larry ran up and started doing his warning haka and was pointing towards the sun. Then Kenny Cooney shouted out "he's trying to warn us there's a fire". Larry led the way down to the rugby club and then they finally understood so Koro Weezy called for help. The people could do nothing until the fire brigade came, but the wait was not long.
10: The fire fighters put the fire out and the club was saved. Everyone cheered for Larry and so did the fire fighters. The thankful people threw a surprise party at the club. There was lots of yummy food like pork chops, piko piko, raw fish, hangi, smoked fish and also Keri's specialty, SCROGGIN. The people laughed and cheered and had an awesome night.
12: When Larry woke in the early morning there was his whanau standing outside by the road, clapping for him once again for all his hard work of saving the club. The people of Te Puna rewarded Larry with a new carved wooden throne. Larry was so happy and thankful he did one last 'wu-sar' and yelled "er".
15: Glossary Te Puna: Maori place name Haka: dance Hakatere: Rugged Koro: Granddad Grandpa Hangi: Maori meal Piko Piko: edible fern frond Whanau: Family Wusar: Larry's arm move