Story: Ngā manu – birds

Kiri Te Kanawa

Kiri Te Kanawa

A great singer, such as Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, would be compared to a korimako (bellbird) because of the bird’s melodious song.

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Kelly Keane-Tuala, 'Ngā manu – birds - Sayings, metaphors and stories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by Kelly Keane-Tuala, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015