Kōrero: Ngā waka tere moana

Te whakapakoko o Wairaka ki Whakatāne (3 o 3)

Te whakapakoko o Wairaka ki Whakatāne

Ko Wairaka te tamāhine a Toroa, te rangatira o Mataatua. E kī ana i te rewanga o te waka ki te moana, ka whakatauāki a ia, ‘Me whakatāne au i ahau nei!’ Nō muri mai huaina ai te ingoa o Whakatāne. Kei ētahi iwi e kī ana nā te tuahine o Toroa, nā Muriwai kē te waka arataki ki uta.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waka tere moana - Ngā waka o Te Moana-a-Toitehuatahi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2332/te-whakapakoko-o-wairaka-ki-whakatane (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005