Kōrero: Ngāti Toarangatira

He waiata nā Te Rauparaha

Nā Te Rauparaha te ngeri nei i tito. Nō Ngāti Toa ngā kaiwaiata. Kei raro iho nei ngā kupu o te waiata. Koinei te tīmatanga o te haka rongonui a Te Rauparaha, a ‘Ka mate ka mate’. Mōhio katoa ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ki tēnei haka, Māori mai, Pākehā mai. Koinei te haka a ngā Pango Katoa i mua o ā rātou tākaro. Nā Te Rauparaha te waiata i tito i tētahi wā ka tata whakamatea ia e ōna hoariri. He waiata tēnei e whakanui ana i te ekenga o te ora ki runga i te mate.

 

Kikiki kakaka kauana!
Kei waniwania taku tara
Kei tarawahia, kei te rua i te kerokero!
He pounga rahui te uira ka rarapa;
Ketekete kau ana to peru kairiri
Mau au e koro e – Hi! Ha!
Ka wehi au ka matakana
Ko wai te tangata kia rere ure?
Tirohanga nga rua rerarera
Ngā rua kuri kakanui i raro! Aha ha!

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Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mīria Pōmare, 'Ngāti Toarangatira - Ngāti Toa i ēnei rā', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/3918/he-waiata-na-te-rauparaha (accessed 21 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Mīria Pōmare, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017