Kōrero: Ngāi Tahu

Ka auahatia e Rākaihautū te whenua (1 o 3)

Ka auahatia e Rākaihautū te whenua

Ko Rākaihautū te kaiwhakatere o te waka a Uruao, koia anō hoki te tipuna nui o Waitaha, te iwi tōmua ki Te Wai Pounamu. E ai ki te kōrero, nāna ngā pae maunga o Te Wai Pounamu i tūhura, nāna hoki ngā roto nui i keri. Kei Te Whare Wānanga o Lincoln i Waitaha tētahi whakairo nā Chris Booth, e whakanui ana i ngā haere a Rākaihautū. I hangaia te whakairo i ngā kōhatu i horo mai i ngā maunga ikeike ki uta, kia hangaa ko Ngā Pakihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha (Canterbury Plains).

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Te Maire Tau, 'Ngāi Tahu - Ngāi Tahu me Waitaha', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/1640/ka-auahatia-e-rakaihautu-te-whenua (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Te Maire Tau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017