Kōrero: Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai?

Wheua moa

Wheua moa

Ko ēnei wheua o te waewae o te moa, nō tētahi wāhi kei te raki o Chinamans Bluff i ngā tahatika o te awa o Dart i Ōtākou. E 90 cm te roa o te rūri i waenganui i ngā wheua. Kitea ai ngā wheua moa ki ngā ahu otaota i ngā nohoanga o ngā tāngata tōmua rawa anake, kāore nō muri. Te āhua nei i patua te moa kia mate rawa atu e ngā tāngata tuatahi kia noho ki Aotearoa. Torutoru noa iho pea ngā whakatipuranga i rongo i te reka o te kiko moa.

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Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, 'Nōnahea a Aotearoa nōhia tuatahitia ai? - Ka mate ā-moa, ka paheke', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/3627/wheua-moa (accessed 17 October 2019)

Story by Geoff Irwin and Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 May 2016