Kōrero: Papatūānuku

Tamatekapua te wharenui

Tamatekapua te wharenui

He wā anō ka taunahatia he whenua e te rangatira, mā te whakarite i taua whenua ki tētahi wāhi o tōna tinana. I te taunga o Te Arawa ki Aotearoa, ka taunahatia e tōna rangatira e Tamatekapua te kūrae o Ōkurei i Maketū, mā te whakarite i taua wāhi ki te kūrei o tōna ihu. Inarā ko te ingoa whānui o taua wāhi ko Te Kūreitanga-o-te-ihu-o-Tamatekapua. Ko Tamatekapua te tekoteko kei te whare i tapaina mōna i Ōhinemutu, takiwā ki Rotorua.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Papatūānuku - Tangata whenua – te tipu ake i te whenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11457/tamatekapua-te-wharenui (accessed 20 August 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 24 Sep 2007