Story: Oneone – soils



Tāne shapes and gives life to Hineahuone (earth-formed woman). In tradition, she was the first woman, and was created from the soil of Papatūānuku at Kurawaka.

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Reference: Eke Panuku 9. Wellington: Learning Media Ltd, 2003, p.11

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Basil Keane, 'Oneone – soils - Soil in Māori tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Nov 2008