A child listens to Koro and Grandma as they weave a tale about the life and times of the ancient puriri tree Taketakerau, the settlement and development of Aotearoa New Zealand, and world events over the last 2000 years.
Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award 2013
Marnie Anstis and her husband Peter own and run a farm and kiwifruit orchard near the Hukutaia Domain, where the Taketakerau tree still stands, in Bay of Plenty. Taketakerau: The Millennium Tree, is her first book. Patricia Howitt works as a freelance artist and has artworks in collections in New Zealand and abroad.
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