Story: Kōrero taiao

Pīngao

Pīngao

The pīngao (a coastal sedge) bends as it is blown by the strong wind. People fleeing were likened to pīngao in the saying 'Me te pīngao i te tuauru e rere ana i te one' (like the pīngao on the western coast driven by the wind on the sandy beach).

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Basil Keane, 'Kōrero taiao - Sayings and proverbs from the natural world', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8894/pingao (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007