Kōrero: Kotahitanga

Te Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga

Ko tēnei te kape tūturu o te Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni. Nō te 28 o ngā rā o Oketopa i te tau 1835 ka tāmokotia tēnei whakaaetanga. I raro mai i taua whakaaetanga ka whakatauria e 'te whakaminenga o ngā hapu o Nu Tireni' i tā rātou 'He Whenua Rangatira'. I roto i te whakaaetanga ka whakaritea kia hui te whakaminenga i ia tau, engari auare ake. Ko te nuinga o ngā rangatira ka ahu mai i te Tai Tokerau, heoi i muri ka haina anō ko Te Hāpuku o Ngāti Kahungunu me Te Wherowhero o Waikato. 

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Basil Keane, 'Kotahitanga - Ngā rōpū Kotahitanga tuatahi, 1834 ki te tau 1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/33579/te-whakaputanga-o-te-rangatiratanga (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012