Kōrero: Ngārara

He tuatara te kakau o te tatau

He tuatara te kakau o te tatau

He kakau kūaha tēnei, he mea auaha kia rite ki te tuatara. I ngā rā ō mua noho ai a Tuatara ki te moana. Nāwai ā, ka totohe rāua ko tana taina a Mangō kia noho rāua ki hea, ki te moana rānei, ki te whenua rānei. Whāia, ka hūnuku a Tuatara ki te whenua noho ai. Ka noho a Mangō ki te moana. Ka whakatūpato a Mangō i a Tuatara, mō ngā āhuatanga kino o te noho ki te whenua. Ka whakautu a Tuatara, e pai ana, nā te anuanu o tōna āhua ka mataku te katoa. Ka tūpono kitea e te tangata he tuatara, he aituā kei te haere, he kaupapa tahuri.

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Bradford Haami, 'Ngārara - Mai i te moana ki te whenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12935/he-tuatara-te-kakau-o-te-tatau (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Bradford Haami, published 24 Sep 2007