Kōrero: Taniwha

Te wairere o Te Rēinga

Te wairere o Te Rēinga

He tānga tēnei o Te Reinga kei te whaitua o Te Wairoa; nō te tau 1845 tāngia ai. He taniwha a Hine-kōrako, ka moe i tētahi tangata. Nāwai rā, ka whiua a Hine-kōrako ki te kōrero e te iwi o tana tāne; i tana kaha whakamā ka oma ia kia noho ki raro tonu o te wairere o Te Reinga. Nō te waipuke o te awa o Te Wairoa, ka kāhakina tētahi waka kī ana i te tangata ki te wairere. Ka karanga he kaumātua o runga i te waka ki a Hine-kōrako, ka puta a ia ki te whakaora i ngā tāngata rā.

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Pastel drawing by Edward Roper Stapleton Sandys

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Basil Keane, 'Taniwha - Taniwha ki te wai māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/10872/te-wairere-o-te-reinga (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007