Kōrero: Taniwha

He māripi

He māripi

Whakamahia ai te niho mangō hei māripi. He toa patu taniwha a Ao-kehu i ōna rā. Tērā tētahi wā, ka whakaawaawatia e ia tētahi poro rākau e kuhu ai ia ki roto. Kātahi ka haramai a Tūtaeporoporo te taniwha o te awa o Whanganui, ka horomia te poro rākau rā. Kātahi ka tahuri a Ao-kehu ki te haehae i te puku o Tūtaeporoporo kia mate rawa.

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Basil Keane, 'Taniwha - Mangō', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/10888/he-maripi (accessed 16 June 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007