Kōrero: Ngāti Porou

The canoe Te Aio o Nukutaimemeha

Te Aio o Nukutaimemeha

I te tau 1990 ka whakarite Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Porou mā Mātahi Avauli Whakataka Brightwell tētahi waka e auaha hei whakanui i te e 150 tau mai i te hainatanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi. I tapaina te waka nei ki te ingoa o te waka o Māui, Te Aio o Nukutaimemeha. I te marama o Āperira o te tau 1999 ka oti te waka te tārai. I tēnei wā kei te takoto te waka ki Rangitukia, e pātata ana ki te awa o Waiapu, ko tōna tauihu e anga atu ana ki te maunga o Hikurangi.

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Tamati Muturangi Reedy, 'Ngāti Porou - Te rau tau 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/644/te-aio-o-nukutaimemeha (accessed 18 September 2019)

Story by Tamati Muturangi Reedy, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017