Story: Ngā iwi tuatahi

Ngā moutere i Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Ngā moutere i Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Koianei ngā moutere e rua kei Te Whanganui-a-Tara: ko Mokopuna (kei mua), me Matiu. Ko Mākaro anō tētahi moutere kei reira engari kāore e kitea i te whakaahua nei. Tapaina ai ngā moutere nei a Matiu rāua ko Mākaro ki ngā tamāhine a Kupe. E ai ki tētahi kōrero i whakarerea rāua e Kupe. Kei te takutai o Aotearoa ngā ingoa maha e pā ana ki a ia. Maha tonu ngā mea i whakarerea e Kupe ki Aotearoa – ko tana tama tonu tērā, tana kurī, tana taniwha, ētahi rā, he kupenga, he tīheru hoki. Nā Kupe i taunaha tēnei whenua, ā, nō muri i tana hokinga ki Hawaiki ka kōrero a ia mō ngā huarahi kia tae ki Aotearoa. Kīhai a Kupe i hoki ki Aotearoa.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngā iwi tuatahi - Kupe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2394/nga-moutere-i-te-whanganui-a-tara (accessed 24 November 2017)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005