Kōrero: Ngā heke i te Wai Nui

Te hokioi (Haast’s eagle) e kōkiri ana i te moa

Te hokioi (Haast’s eagle) e kōkiri ana i te moa

Ko te manu weriweri rawa atu ki te moa ko te hokioi (Haast eagle, harpogomis moorei). E 3 mita te whakaeanga o ana parirau. I te taenga o te tangata ki Aotearoa, i te kaha tonu te hokioi; tērā pea he kaitangata ia. Kia tae ki te 1400 AD, kua tahuna te nuinga o Te Wai Pounamu ki te ahi, kua kore he kāinga mō te hokioi, mō te moa hoki; taka rawa, ka ngaro atu ēnā manu. I te tau 1872 ka whāki tētahi Māori ki a kāwana Hōri Kerei, ko te ingoa o taua manu ko te ‘hokioi’, he pērā hoki tana tangi, ka mutu ‘i kitea e ō matou tīpuna’.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Geoff Irwin, 'Ngā heke i te Wai Nui - Ngā tīpuna Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1788/te-hokioi-haasts-eagle-e-kokiri-ana-i-te-moa (accessed 24 August 2019)

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