Kōrero: Rongoā

Whiro

Nā Hinerangitoariari (Winifred Margaret Belcher, nee Foley) o Ngāti Uenukukōpako o Te Arawa tēnei mahi toi. Ko Whiro tērā – te atua o te mate, o te tahumaero. E ai ki te Māori, ko te taha wairua te pūtake o ētahi o ngā mate ka pā ki te tangata. Ko Hinenui-te-pō kei waenganui i ngā kūhā o Whiro. Hei tā Hinerangitoariari, koia te ‘whāea o te mate’.

Ngā mihi ki a Winifred Belcher.

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Acrylic on board by Hinerangitoariari (Winifred Belcher nee Foley)

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā - Te whai māramatanga mō ngā rongoā', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/14588/whiro (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007