Kōrero: Kūmara

Whakapapa o te kūmara

E whakaatu ana tēnei whakapapa i te hekenga o te kūmara mai i a Rongo-māui rāua ko Pani-tinaku. Whakarongo ki tēnei wāhanga o te waiata Pō! Pō!, nā Enoka Te Pakaru, mō te pūtaketanga o te kūmara.

Pō! Pō!
E tangi ana tama ki te kai māna!
Waiho, me tiki ake ki te Pou-a-kai
Hei ā mai te pakake ki uta rā,
Hei waiū mō tama;
Kia mauia e tō tupuna e Uenuku.
Whakarongo! Ko te kūmara ko Parinui-te-rā.
Ka hikimata te tapuae o Tangaroa,
Ka whaimata te tapuae o Tangaroa,
Tangaroa! Ka haruru!

He kōnae nō Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. He takahi manatārua te whakamahi anō i te kōnae nei. Ki te tono mō te kōnae whakapā atu ki Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. (New Zealand/Tau whakapuakanga MPT 1390)

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Peter Adds, 'Kūmara - Te taha atua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/17374/whakapapa-o-te-kumara (accessed 23 July 2019)

Story by Peter Adds, published 24 Nov 2008