Kōrero: Ngā iwi o Whanganui

‘Te ringa mahi kai’

‘Te ringa mahi kai’

Atu i te tau 1819 ka whakaeke a Ngāpuhi i te rohe o Whanganui. Ko Tūwhare te rangatira o te taua o Ngāpuhi i ngana ki te patu i a Te Hā Mārama rātou ko tōna iwi. Ka taotū a Tūwhare engari kīhai i mate. Ka whiua e Tūwhare tana kanga ki a Te Hā, ‘he ringa mahi kai’, noa iho ia. Ko te whakautu a Te Hā, kāore ia i patu i a Tūwhare, kia whakahaua e Te Hā te rongo mō tana toa. Nā tēnei āhuatanga ka tapaina te taiaha, ko ‘Te ringa mahi kai’.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

David Young, 'Ngā iwi o Whanganui - Ngā pakanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2181/te-ringa-mahi-kai (accessed 23 November 2019)

He kōrero nā David Young, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017