Kōrero: Waka

Te tārai waka

Te tārai waka

He tikanga ake tā Ngāti Porou mō te tope rākau nunui hei tārai waka. Tuatahi, ka whītikiria te toki tārai ki te kakau, kātahi ka whakairia mā tētahi taura, aka rānei ki tētahi peka rākau teitei. Kātahi ka karawhiua te toki ki te take o te rākau kia awaawa. I konei ka hikitia te kakau kia taea te toki he awaawa anō ki runga paku ake o te awaawa tuatahi. Whāia, ka tāraia te wāhi i waenganui i ngā awaawa ki te toki kōhatu. Kātahi ka mahia he tītara huri taiāwhio i te take o te rākau. Ka tahuna he ahi hei kaikai haere i te wāhi o te rākau kua whakaawatia. Ka whakatūria he toko roa ki te tītara, ko tētahi pito kei te kā i roto i te ahi.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Elsdon Best, The Maori canoe. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1925, p. 91
Pencil sketch by A. H. Messenger

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, 'Waka - Waka ki Aotearoa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/6006/te-tarai-waka (accessed 2 March 2021)

He kōrero nā Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006