Story: Ngā iwi tuatahi

Patupaiarehe

Patupaiarehe

He patupaiarehe tēnei i te pane kuini nei. E mea ana te Pākehā, he rite ia ki te ‘fairy’, ‘goblin’ rānei. Kei te hē tēnei kōrero, inarā, he tāroaroa ake te patupaiarehe i te tangata; he urukehu, he iwi me tūpato te tangata. Hei ētahi wā rangona ai te iwi nei i te nehenehe; ko ngā tohunga whai mana anake ka kite i te hunga nei. E rua ngā karo a te tangata i a rātou – ko te kai māoa me te kōkōwai (ko te hōrū me te hinu mango). I whakapono ngā tāngata tuatahi nō mua noa atu te noho a te patupaiarehe ki Aotearoa i te taenga o ngā iwi tuatahi. He wā anō ka tāpaea he aruhe, he ika rānei hei whakarata i a rātou.

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Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Ngā iwi tuatahi - Patupaiarehe me te Tūrehu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/2399/patupaiarehe (accessed 19 March 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 8 Feb 2005