Kōrero: Waiata tawhito

'Pinepine te kura'

Whakarongo mai ki te waiata rongonui, ki ‘Pinepine te kura’ nō Ngāti Kahungunu. Ko te kapa haka o Tamatea Arikinui e waiata ana. Ko te oriori, he titonga mō te tamaiti rangatira  (he wā kāore anō kia whānau mai). Hei te oriori ngā hononga whakapapa o te tamaiti, ki ōna kōrero tuku iho, ki ōna pūrākau me ōna atua kaitiaki. I titoa a Pinepine te kura mā Te Umurangi, arā, ‘te kura’ o Te Whatuiāpiti, he rangatira toa nō Ngāti Kahungunu. I te tau 1888 ka hanga ruatia e te poropiti e Te Kooti te waiata a Pinepine te kura, ā, ka rawekehia ngā kupu kia kōrerotia te whai a ētahi o Ngāti Kahungunu (me ētahi atu iwi) i a ia. E whakaatu ana te whakaahua i te wharenui o Te Whatuiāpiti ki te marae o Rākautātahi ki Takapau. 

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Rawinia Higgins and Arini Loader, 'Waiata tawhito - Ngā kōrero o te waiata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/44159/pinepine-te-kura (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Arini Loader, published 22 Oct 2014