Story: Kotahitanga

Ngā maunga tapu o Aotearoa

I manakohia te Kīngitanga hei kaupapa whakakotahi i ngā iwi Māori ki ngā whiriwhiringa me te kāwanatanga Pākehā. I tōna whakaūnga ki Pūkawa i te moana o Taupō i te tau 1857, ka whakatūria e Te Heuheu Iwikau tētahi pou haki; kei runga ko ētahi taura harakeke e iri ana. E mea ana ia ko te pou haki ko Tongariro, arā, te maunga tapu o Ngāti Tūwharetoa. Ko ngā taura ko ērā atu o ngā maunga tapu o ia iwi. I te whakahuanga o ia maunga, ka ara ake te rangatira o tēnā iwi ki te nanao i te taura, me te titi i tētahi pito ki te one hei tohu tautoko ki te Kīngitanga. He mahere tēnei o ngā maunga tapu whakahirahira puta noa i Aotearoa. 

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Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga - Ngā rōpū Kotahitanga i te tekau tau 1860', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/33582/nga-maunga-tapu-o-aotearoa (accessed 23 March 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012