Kōrero: Hawaiki

Whārangi 2. Te kāinga o ngā atua

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te orokohanga

He wāhi pōrehurehu a Hawaiki: ka huri te tangata hei manu, ka hui ngā ika hei taua, piki ake ana ngā wairua ki te pō, heke iho ana ki te ao o te rangi. Ko Hawaiki he tūrangahakoa, te okiokinga o ngā atua, te wāhi mahi ai ngā atua i ā rātou mahi mīharo. Koinei ngā kōrero a Minita Māori Marsden, e pā ana ki a Io te Ira Maurangi:

I te pō kākarauri ka hangaia e Io ngā Hawaiki: ko Hawaiki- nui, ko Hawaiki- roa, ko Hawaiki- pāmamao, ko Hawaiki-tapu, arā te wāhi whakaritea ai e Io hei kāinga mōna, mō te hunga āwhina hoki i a ia. Nōhia ai a Hawaiki e ngā atua me ngā tipua. Engari a Hawaiki-tapu, whakatapua rawa ki a Io anake. He tapu hoki ētahi atu o ngā Hawaiki, heoi, i ngā wā onamata kāore i kōrerohia e te tangata, huaina kētia ki roto ki ēnei kupu arā, Tawhiti-nui, Tawhiti-roa, Tawhiti-pāmamao. 1

Hineahuone

E ai ki tētahi atu kōrero ko Hawaiki te wāhi i oroko mai te tangata. Nā Hūkiki Te Ahukaramū ngā kōrero e whai ake nei:

Ka awatea te rā, ka mea a Tāne-nui-a-rangi, ki te wahine māna. Ka kī atu a Papa, ‘Haere ki a Hine-tua-oni, ahuwhenua e koe kia whakatangatatia.’ … Ka mahia, kātahi ka puta mai hei tangata. 2

Māui

Ko Māui tētahi o ngā tino tāngata o Hawaiki, he tipua rongonui puta noa i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa. He nanakia a Māui, i puta te rongo mō ana mahi nui, pērā i tana hopu i te rā, tana hī ake i ngā moutere, tana huringa hei manu me tana whai i tōna matua ki rarohenga. I te mea rongonuihia tonuhia a Māui, ka noho tonu a ia hei pou mō ngā mahi toi, ngā mahi kapa haka, ngā tuhituhinga kōrero me ngā kōrero ā-waha.

Kupu tāpiri
  1. Māori Marsden, ‘God, man and universe: a Maori view.’ In Te AohurihurI: the world moves on, nā Michael King i ētita. Wellington: Hicks Smith, 1975, w. 211. › Back
  2. Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, Native traditions by HukikiteAhu Karamu o Otaki, Jany 1st 1856. Ōtaki: Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa, 2003. › Back
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Hawaiki - Te kāinga o ngā atua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/hawaiki/page-2 (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 Apr 2015