Kōrero: Papatūānuku

Whārangi 5. Tūrangawaewae

Ngā whakaahua

Tūrangawaewae mō te tangata

Ko tētahi o ngā āhuatanga, tikanga nui rawa atu i roto i te ao Māori, ko te tūrangawaewae. Otirā, ko te tūrangawaewae ka pā ki te wāhi e tau ai te tangata i te ao. Koinei pū tō tātou tūāpapa, tō tātou taunga ki te ao, tō tātou papatipu.

Te tūrangawaewae o Tāwhiao

Nā Tāwhiao te kīngi Māori tuarua tēnei tongi, e kōrero ana mō te tūrangawaewae:

Ko Arekahānara tōku haona kaha
Ko Kemureti tōku oko horoi
Ko Ngāruawāhia tōku tūrangawaewae. 1

Te marae hei tūrangawaewae

Nā te mokopuna a Tāwhiao nā Te Puea Hērangi tana kupu matapae i whakamana i te whakatūnga o te marae o Tūrangawaewae ki Ngāruawāhia. He wāhi nui rawa te marae hei tūrangawaewae. Ko te marae tētahi wāhi e rangona tonutia ai te wairua o ngā tīpuna, e ako ai hoki te tangata i ngā kōrero nui. Ko te marae te wāhi ka āhei te tangata te tū ki te whakaputa i ōna whakaaro me āna tirohanga ki te ao.

Pepeha

Arā anō ngā wāhi kei tua atu i te marae ka noho hei tūrangawaewae. Ka kōrero te tangata mō tōna ake iwi, ka kōrero a ia mō ngā maunga, ngā awa, ngā tīpuna rongonui i tōna rohe. Ka kōrero ana he tangata o Ngāti Porou, ka pēnei āna tīmatanga kōrero:

Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Waiapu te awa
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi.

He titiro whānui tēnei nā te tangata ki tōna rohe kāinga hei tūrangawaewae mōna i roto i te ao hurihuri.

Te ao whakawaho, te ao whakaroto

I te ao Māori ka whakaata te ao kikokiko i te haumarutanga me ngā pūtake o te tangata e tau ana kei roto i a ia.

Kupu tāpiri
  1. I takoto te kōrero ki Carmen Kirkwood, Tawhiao: king or prophet. Huntly: MAI Systems, 2000, wh. 138. › Back
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku - Tūrangawaewae', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/papatuanuku/page-5 (accessed 21 November 2017)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007