Kōrero: Taniwha

Ūpokongaro i te awa o Whanganui

Ūpokongaro i te awa o Whanganui

Pērā ki te maha o ngā awa o Aotearoa, he kōrero kei te awa o Whanganui mō te taniwha. I tangohia te whakaahua nei i te tau 1955. Kāore i te mōhio nāwai ēnei kōrero i tuhi, heoi:

He rite ngā wā ka puhake te wai i te hikunga o te awa o Whanganui, i kō paku atu i te kāinga o Ūpokongaro, i te pari kei reira te rāihe o Buckthaught. Ka puhake te wai, ka rongo koe i te koropupū, ka puea ki runga i te wai he toenga rākau, me te nui o te para. Ruarua noa ngā tāngata kua mātaki i tēnei kitenga mīharo. Nō te tau 1955 tangohia ai te whakaahua nei e tētahi tira mai Te Whanganui-a-Tara, e puni ana ki Mosquito Point.

He tohu aua mahi ki te taniwha.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Basil Keane, 'Taniwha - Mangō', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10887/upokongaro-i-te-awa-o-whanganui (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007