Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Tekau ngā waka ka wehe i Rarotonga

Tekau ngā waka ka wehe i Rarotonga

Nā te rorohiko tētahi haerenga i tauira, i runga i te pupuhi o ngā hau me ngā au o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, tāpae ki te pai o ngā waka hourua o ngā tīpuna. I tēnei heke ā-rorohiko, e rima (te ara kōwhai) o ngā waka tekau i wehe ki te tonga-mā-uru, ka tau ki Aotearoa. Ko ētahi kāore i tau ki Aotearoa, heoi i taea tonu e rātou te hoki ki Poronihia ki te Rāwhiti mā te haere kōpekapeka ki te ihu tonu o te hau pūmau (ara kākāriki).

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Reference: Bateman New Zealand historical atlas, ed. Malcolm McKinnon. Auckland: David Bateman in association with Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs, 1997, plate 10.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Te hōpara i Poronihia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/1775/tekau-nga-waka-ka-wehe-i-rarotonga (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017