Charisma Rangipunga is the mother of three sons and is raising them with the Māori language as their first language. As a mum trying to raise her children in Māori, reading time was always a little bit difficult when none of the cool books were in Māori, so she started putting pen to paper. Charisma has written a range of books for both adults and children and is also composer of songs. By day she is a General Manager for her tribe Ngāi Tahu and works to ensure that their tribal identity, knowledge and heritage is protected for future generations. This includes the revitalization of Māori language within homes.