Story: Matariki

Te Oha – he pātaka kai

Te Oha – he pātaka kai

Tae rawa ki te wā ka roko marewa a Matariki, kua oti te hauhake i ngā kūmara, te hopu i te manu, te kohikohi i te kai. I tēnei wā, kei te kikī ngā pātaka, pēnei i a Te Oha nei. Kātahi ngā whakairo ātaahua ko ēnei. Nā te nui o te kai, he hākari te mahi i te wā o Matariki, e tauiratia nei i te whakataukī, ‘Matariki ahunga nui’.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Paul Meredith, 'Matariki - Te ora me te mate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5163/te-oha-he-pataka-kai (accessed 17 February 2019)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006