Kōrero: Ngāti Kahungunu

The legend of the seven whales of Ngai Tahu Matawhaiti

Ngā tohorā e whitu a Ngāi Tahu Matawhāiti

Nā te kaituhi nā Mere Whaanga te pikitia kei mua i te pukapuka nei. He kōrero tēnei mō ngā tohorā e whitu. He hapū a Ngāi Tahu Matawhāiti nō Ngāti Kahungunu. Ka whakapono rātou, he tohorā ērā puke e whitu e tata ana ki Whakakī i te rāwhiti o Te Wairoa. Ka kite koe i ngā tohorā nei i ngā maihi o Te Poho o Tahu, tō rātou whare tipuna e tū ana ki te marae o Iwitea.

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Mere Whaanga, 'Ngāti Kahungunu - Ngā iwi me te rohe whenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/3676/nga-tohora-e-whitu-a-ngai-tahu-matawhaiti (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 3 Mar 2017