Kōrero: Taniwha

'He tarakona'

'He tarakona'

I te tau 1846, ka tanuku a Maunga Kākaramea, ka taupokina te pā o Te Rapa i Waihī, ka mate a Mananui Te Heuheu Tūkino II, ariki o Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Hei tā Te Rangikāheke o Ngāti Rangiwewehi, nā te taniwha ka horo te whenua rā. Nāna te tānga nei o taua taniwha, me tana kī he rite te taniwha nei ki ‘hetarakona’ - ‘a dragon’.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Basil Keane, 'Taniwha - Ngārara', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/10883/he-tarakona (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007