Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

He whakaahua mai runga o tētahi moutere i Ha’apai, Tonga

He whakaahua mai runga o tētahi moutere i Ha’apai, Tonga

He ririki noa ngā moutere o Poronihia Tawhiti, he roke kanae kei te awhi ki waho. He maha ngā moutere ririki papatahi. He iti iho ngā tipu kei ngā moutere o Poronihia Tawhiti, ki ērā moutere o Poronihia Tata. He uaua te whai oranga ki ngā moutere nei me te aha, ka mate rātou te waha i ō rātou taputapu katoa ina neke rātou. Ka whāia tēnei tauira a ngā Lapita e ō rātou uri whakaheke o Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, i a rātou ka tūhura i te tata ki te katoa o ngā moutere o te moana nui nei.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Atu i te Uru ki te Rāwhiti i Poronihia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1771/he-whakaahua-mai-runga-o-tetahi-moutere-i-haapai-tonga (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Geoff Irwin, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017