Kōrero: Ngā whakahaerenga ā-iwi

He waiata mō ngā pakanga pū

He waiata mō ngā pakanga pū

Nā ngā wahine o te pā o Te Namu ki Taranaki te waiata nei i tito i te tūnga ki te riri ki a Te Āti Awa i te tau 1816, 1817 rānei. E rua ngā pū i mau i te ope taua. Ahakoa pakū ana ngā pū, kīhai tētahi i mate. Ahakoa e kanga ana tēnei waiata i te pū, nō muri he maha ngā iwi i tahuri ki te pū i roto i ngā riri.

I rangona atu ngā pū
Kei Te Taniwha
Kei a Huri-whenua
I tangi ki taku hawenga i raro – e –
Keua e ana pū
Ka whano mangu – o –
Kei ōka tapa, papatoa
He pū-notinoti ngā tapa
He kuru tūmata tai haruru,
E! ka ngenengene,
He mata aha, he koi pū,
Ka tū ki runga hā.
E! ka roa ko te tapa,
Ka moho ki te whenua,
E! ka ngenengene.

Takenga: S. Percy Smith, History and traditions of the Maoris of the west coast of New Zealand, prior to 1840. Ngāmotu: Thomas Avery, 1910, ww. 284–285.

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Source: S. Percy Smith, History and traditions of the Maoris of the west coast, North Island of New Zealand, prior to 1840. New Plymouth: Thomas Avery, 1910, pp. 284–285

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā whakahaerenga ā-iwi - Te hītori o ngā whakahaere hapori o te Māori', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/981/he-waiata-mo-nga-pakanga-pu (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 8 Feb 2005