Kōrero: Te mana o te wāhine

Motuopuhi

Motuopuhi

Ko Motuopuhi tēnei ki Rotoaira, kei te taha raki mā-uru o Tongariro maunga. Kei runga i taua motu ko te pā o Te Wharerangi, nāna i whakamaru te rangatira o Ngāti Toa a Te Rauparaha. Ka huna a Te Rauparaha ki roto i te rua kūmara o te pā, ā, ka nōhia e te wahine a Te Wharerangi e Te Rangikoaea hei ārai i a ia mai i ngā karakia o ngā tohunga e rapa ana i a ia. Nō taua wā ka haka a Te Rauparaha i te ngeri rongonui i a 'Ka mate'. I ngā wā o mua he kūrae kē a Motuopuhi, engari nō te whakapikinga ake o te wai i te mahi whai hiko i Tongariro, ka noho momotu taua wāhi.

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Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, 'Te mana o te wāhine - Te tapu me te rongomau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31558/motuopuhi (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017