Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Te Wai Nui (Pacific), te moana nui rawa o te ao

Te Wai Nui (Pacific), te moana nui rawa o te ao

I tangohia te whakaahua nei i te rangiātea, mai te waka ātea Galileo i te tau 1990. E 2.6 miriona kiromita tōna tawhiti i te whenua. Kātahi ka mārama te nui whakahirahira o Te Wai Nui (Pacific); nui ake Te Wai Nui i ngā whenua katoa o te ao. Noho marara ana ngā moutere. Ehara i te mea e rite ana te takoto o ēnei moutere – he wai katoa te pito Tonga me te pito Rāwhiti o Te Wai Nui, heoi he nui ngā moutere ki te taha uru me te pokapū.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Ngā kaumoana tuatahi o te ao', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1760/te-wai-nui-pacific-te-moana-nui-rawa-o-te-ao (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017