Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Waka taurua, Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa, 2000

Waka taurua, Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa, 2000

Kitea ai te waka taurua i ngā wāhi o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa puta noa. He tauira ēnei waka, a Te Au-o-Tonga (mauī) rāua ko Te Aurere o ngā waka i hoea e ngā tīpuna. Ka eke ngā kaumoana matatau i ēnei momo waka kia tae ki ngā moutere o tēnei te moana nui rawa o te ao. Ko ngā tāngata i ēnei moutere nei ka noho, ka whakaaro, he aha rā kei tua o te pae o te rangi? Ka haere ētahi tāngata ki te hōpara. Ka kitea he moutere hōu, ka nōhia, ā, kua mātika, kua taki haere anō kia tūhura i tētahi atu moutere kāore anō kia kitea. Kia pau rā anō ngā moutere te tūhura, ka mutu te hōpara. Kāore i kore, ka hoki aua waka ki ō rātou ake moutere, nō muri ka rere mai ngā tāngata ka noho i te whenua hōu.

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New Zealand Herald
Photograph by Nicola Topping

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Atu i te Uru ki te Rāwhiti i Poronihia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/1814/waka-taurua-turanga-nui-a-kiwa-2000 (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Geoff Irwin, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017