Kōrero: Waikato iwi

Te Paki-o-Matariki

Te Paki-o-Matariki

Ko Te Paki-o-Matariki te tohu o te Kīngitanga. Nā Tīwai Parāone o Hauraki rāua ko Te Aokatoa o Waikato me Ngāti Raukawa te tauira i auaha. E tohu ana te koru ki te orokohanga o te ao. Kei te taha mauī ko te tohu o Aituā, kei te taha matau ko te tohu mō Te Atua. Ko ngā whetū ki runga, ko Te Kāhui o Matariki. Kei tētahi taha, ko te rīpeka Karaitiana. E tohu ana ngā rau o te harakeke me te nīkau i te taha matau ki ngā taputapu mō te hanga whare me te whatu kākahu; ko te mamaku me te para (orchid) he tohu mō ngā kai tūturu a te Māori. Ko te kōrero kei raro e kī ana, ‘Ko te mana motuhake’. Kei te tatau o te whare o Māhinaarangi kei Tūrangawaewae te whakairo nei.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, John Houston Collection
Reference: 1/2-025440; F

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Waikato iwi - Te Kīngitanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1736/te-paki-o-matariki (accessed 29 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017