Kōrero: Waka

Te tō rākau

Te tō rākau

Ina turakina te tōtara, te kauri rānei, me tohunga tonu te mahi ki te neke i te rākau. Mō te tikanga neke rākau e kīia ana ko te poipoi; me hōrete he puare ki tēnā pito, ki tēnā pito o te rākau, ka purupuru ki te māhuri rarahi tonu, ka here ki te taura. Mō te tikanga neke rākau e kīia nei ko takawhiti; me here he pou āhua roa ki tētahi taha o te rākau, ka whakamau mā te rou kākahi kei ia pito. Ka herea ngā rou kākahi ki tērā taha kē o te rākau, kātahi ka herea he taura ki te pou hei tō i te rākau.

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/6007/te-to-rakau (accessed 2 March 2021)

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