Kōrero: Ngāi Tahu

Aoraki (Mt Cook) ki Ngā Puke-māeroero

Aoraki (Mt Cook) ki Ngā Puke-māeroero

Ko Aoraki te maunga teitei rawa o Ngā Puke-māeroero, te pae maunga kei te pokapū o Te Wai Pounamu. I ngā wā o mua i pōhēhētia ko te aronga o te ingoa o Aoraki, ‘ko te maunga e titi ana ki ngā rangi’. Heoi, e ai ki a Ngāi Tahu, he tangata kē a Aoraki. Tērā te wā e hoe ana a Aoraki me ana teina, tuākana i Te Moananui-a-Kiwa; ka taupoki te waka. I te tahuritanga o te waka, ka piki a Aoraki ki tōna takere. Tērā tētahi ingoa tawhito mō Te Wai Pounamu, ko te Waka o Aoraki.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Maire Tau, 'Ngāi Tahu - Te heke whakatetonga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1648/aoraki-mt-cook-ki-nga-puke-maeroero (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Te Maire Tau, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017