Kōrero: Tauranga Moana

Mauao (Mt Maunganui)

Mauao (Maunganui)

Ko Mauao te maunga tapu kei te tomokanga ki te whanga o Tauranga. I puta tōna ingoa i te mate kanehetanga o Mauao (kāore ōna ingoa i taua wā) ki a Pūwhenua, tētahi maunga ātaahua. Kāore a Pūwhenua i aro mai ki a ia. I tētahi pō, ka karanga a Mauao ki te iwi patupaiarehe o te ngahere kia tōia ia ki te moana, ki reira noho ai. Engari nō te whitinga o te rā, ka rere te iwi patupaiarehe, ka mau te maunga rā ki tōna tūranga, ā tatū rawa mai ki ēnei rā.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Awanuiārangi Black, 'Tauranga Moana - Ngā iwi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/799/mauao-maunganui (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Te Awanuiārangi Black, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017