Kōrero: Te whakatere waka

Ngā waka tōmua o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa,

Ngā waka tōmua o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa,

Ko te Tauhunu tēnei, he waka nō te moutere o Manihiki ki te raki o Rarotonga. Nō te paunga o te rau tau 1800 hahaungia ai te waka nei. Kua whakapiria ētahi auahatanga angaanga tio hei whakapaipai. Ko te āhua nei i whakamahia te waka nei hei huri haere i te hōpua me ngā tahataha o ngā moutere ririki. Ka taea te whakatere, te hoe rānei i ēnei tūmomo waka. I tōna whakaterenga, ka whakairia ētahi kōmaru e rua i mahia mai i te rau pandanus. Pērā anō ki ngā waka o Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, ka honoa ngā haumi o Tauhunu me te weu kokonati. Ko te mate o ēnei momo waka, ka horo te wai ki roto, nā reira me rite tonu te tatā wai ki waho i te waka.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te whakatere waka - Waka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/2211/nga-waka-tomua-o-te-moananui-a-kiwa (accessed 25 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Rāwiri Taonui, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005