Kōrero: Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai?

Te kiore (Pacific rat)

Te kiore (Pacific rat)

Ehara te kiore (Pacific rat) i te kararehe tūturu o Aotearoa. Nā te tangata a ia i kawe ki Aotearoa. I te tau 1996 i taea e Richard Holloway ētahi wā te whakatau mō ētahi kiore e 15; i mua nō atu ō rātou pakeke i te wā 1250–1300. Ko ētahi o ngā kōiwi kiore nō te wā 50–150 AD rā anō. Ahakoa ngā wero a ētahi atu kaimatai pūtaiao mō ana putanga, i te tau 2002 ka puta ētahi atu rangahautanga e tautoko ana i tāna i whakaputa. I tēnei wā, he tohu pātai nui kei runga i ngā rangahautanga i puta i te tau 2002. Ka puta ētahi rangahautanga i te tau 2004 mō ētahi kōiwi kiore nō tētahi ana i Te Wai Pounamu – nō muri kē ēnei i te tau 1250. Mā ngā rangahautanga ka kitea pea he tohu he aha te kōrero tika ake.

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Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, 'Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai? - Ngā poroiwi kiore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1783/te-kiore-pacific-rat (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016