Kōrero: Te ao tūroa

Hiku o te parāoa (sperm whale)

Hiku o te parāoa (sperm whale)

Kei ngā wai e kotahi kiromita ki waho o Kaikōura i te tai raki-mā-rāwhiti o Te Wai Pounamu tētahi whāruarua ka taka e 1,000 mita ki te takere o te moana. Ka muia ēnei wai e te mahi a te ika pērā i te parāoa me te wheke nui (giant squid). I ngā wā ki mua i patupatua ngā parāoa o Kaikōura; heoi, i ēnei rā kei te manaakitia rātou. Waihoki, kua whanake tētahi ahumahi tūruhi, he mātakitaki parāoa te mahi. He ahurei te hiku o tēnā, o tēnā parāoa, e taea ai te tohu ko tēhea, tēhea. He pane kuini tēnei mai tētahi kohinga o te tau 2004.

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Reference: 2004 Scenic Definitive stamp issue

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Carl Walrond, 'Te ao tūroa - Te ākau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/2657/hiku-o-te-paraoa-sperm-whale (accessed 26 June 2019)

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