Story: Ngā iwi tuatahi

Toikairākau

Toikairākau

Tū ai tēnei wharenui ki te marae o Waikirikiri i Rūātoki i te pito raki o Te Urewera. I tapaina a ia ki a Toi, he tīpuna tōmua o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa. Ko Toi te tangata whenua i Aotearoa i te taenga mai o ngā waka maha. Ko tētahi o ōna ingoa, ko Toikairākau, i te mea kāore anō kia tae te kūmara ki Aotearoa i te wā i a Toi, he aruhe kē te kai a ngā iwi i ērā wā. He tipuna tōmua rawa a Toi. Kei ētahi kōrero e mea ana kāore a Toi me tōna iwi i matatau ki tēnei mea ki te ahi.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngā iwi tuatahi - Toitehuatahi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2395/toikairakau (accessed 25 March 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005