Kōrero: Kaitiakitanga

Te kiore

Te kiore

I te rau tau atu i 1200 ka tae te kiore ki Aotearoa i te taha o ngā tīpuna o te iwi Māori. Ahakoa te mahi a ētahi ki te patupatu i te kiore nā āna mahi kino i te taiao, kei te whakahē ētahi. Hei tā Ngāti Wai o Te Tai Tokerau he kaitiaki rātou o te kiore. Kei ngā whakapapa o Ngāti Wai e kōrero ana mō te taenga o te kiore ki Aotearoa. Ki tā Hori Parata, te kaitiaki taiao mō te Poari Māori o Ngāti Wai: ‘Ko Ngāti Wai te kaitiaki o te kiore Māori, mai ngā whāruarua o te motu, ā, mai te taenga mai o ngai tāua ki Aotearoa. Ahakoa ngā kōrero kua kōrerotia mo te haerenga mai o te kiore ki tēnei whenua, kei ngā whakapapa, kei a koro ma, kei a kui ma, te mōhiotanga.’

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10033847
Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Kaitiakitanga - Te whai māramatanga mō te kaitiakitanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11595/te-kiore (accessed 16 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007