Kōrero: Ngāti Awa

Statue of Wairaka and Moutohorā (Whale Island)

Wairaka me Moutohorā

Ko Turuturu-Roimata te ingoa o te toka nei. Kāore i tawhiti atu i te wāhi i ū mai ai a Mataatua. Ko te whakapakoko kei runga, ko Wairaka, te tamāhine a Toroa. I te kawenga o te tai i a Mataatua ki waho ki te moana, ka nanao a Wairaka ki te hoe, ka hoea mai te waka ki uta me tana kī, ‘Kia whakatāne au i ahau.’ Koinei te pūtake o te ingoa o te tāone o Whakatāne. Ko Moutohorā tērā i muri, e iwa kiromita te tawhiti atu i Whakatāne. I ngā rā o mua haere ai a Ngāti Awa ki taua moutere ki te mahi tītī. I ēnei rā kua noho a Moutohorā hei whenua rāhui mō ngā kararehe tūturu o Aotearoa.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Peter Hodsell

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Layne Harvey, 'Ngāti Awa - Ngā rā o nehe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4175/wairaka-me-moutohora (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Layne Harvey, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017