Kōrero: Te Arawa

He whakairo o te kurī a Houmaitawhiti

He whakairo o te kurī a Houmaitawhiti

Ko Pōtaka Tawhiti te ingoa o te kurī mōkai a Houmaitawhiti i te whakairo nei, kei roto i te wharenui a Tamatekapua i Ōhinemutu. I ngā rā o mua, i kai te Māori i te kurī. Kua mate ā-moa ēnei momo kurī Māori. He tikanga tawhito tā Te Arawa, ki te whāngai i ā rātou manuhiri ki te kai i roto i ngā kumete e rite ana ngā āhua ki te kurī. Kīia ai ēnei momo kumete, he pōtaka tawhiti. Tērā te tipuna a Īhenga, he kurī tāna, ko Pōtaka Tawhiti anō te ingoa. Ka haere a Īhenga me tana kurī ki Rotorua ki te whaiwhai kiwi. Nāwai ā, ka ngaro te kurī rā. I tana hokinga atu ki a Īhenga, ka ruakina e ia ngā īnanga i kite ia, kua kitea he kai hōu hei whāngai i te iwi.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Private collection, Paul Tapsell
Photograph by Krzysztof Pfeiffer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Ngā pūtake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1511/he-whakairo-o-te-kuri-a-houmaitawhiti (accessed 19 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Paul Tapsell, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017