Kōrero: Ngā iwi tuatahi

Te Aumiti (French Pass)

Te Aumiti (French Pass)

Ko Te Aumiti te ingoa o te roma wai kei waenganui i Te Wai Pounamu me te moutere o Rangitoto. Koinei te takotoranga whakamutunga o te kawau a Kupe. Ko Te Kawau-a-Toru (he whakarāpopotanga a Toru mō Pōtoru, rangatira o Te Rino) te ingoa o te manu toro takiwā a Kupe. Nō tana whakamātautau i te wāhi nei hei whitinga mō te waka o Kupe, ka whati tētahi o ōna parirau, ka toremi ia. Kua huri te manu nei hei kōhatu – arā, ko Te Aumiti a Te Kawau-a-Toru. Kīia ai te toka kei reira e tū ana tētahi whare rama, ko ngā kōiwi o te manu.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngā iwi tuatahi - Kupe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2391/te-aumiti-french-pass (accessed 23 May 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005