Kōrero: Ngā iwi tuatahi

Wharenui i Te Papa Tongarewa

Wharenui i Te Papa Tongarewa

Kei te wharenui o Te Hono ki Hawaiki ki Te Papa Tongarewa ngā whakairo nei. Kei te whakaatu ngā whakairo i ngā hononga ki Hawaiki, te kāinga tūturu i heke mai ai ngā tāngata tuatahi ki Aotearoa. Ko Māui me ōna tuākana ērā e here ana i te rā kia āta haere ai ia. I ngā wā o mua, he tere rawa te rere o te rā i te rangi, kāore ngā tāngata i whai wā ki te whakatutuki i ngā mahi a te iwi. Ka whakahaua e Māui ōna tuākana kia whiria he taura hei hopu i te rā i tōna marewatanga. Kīhai te rā i aro atu ki ngā taura, whāia, ka hāua e Māui te rā ki te kauwae o tōna kuia a Murirangawhenua. Mai anō i tōna hingatanga i a Māui ka āta haere noa te rā i te rangi.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngā iwi tuatahi - Te whare kōrero', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2384/wharenui-i-te-papa-tongarewa (accessed 17 June 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005