Kōrero: Te ao tūroa

Te awa o Waimakariri (2 o 2)

Te awa o Waimakariri

He tauira pai te awa o Waimakariri o te awa whiri (braided river). Ka rere ēnei momo awa mā ngā hawai, pērā i ngā whiri o tētahi taura. Kitea ai ēnei awa whiri ki Te Wai Pounamu, engari kāore e tino kitea ki te ao whānui. Ka kawe whaipara (sediment) ēnei wai. Ka taka te whaipara ki te takere o te awa, ka āta haere te rere o te wai. Ka nui haere te whaipara, ka rere te wai mā ngā hawai pāpaku, ka panoni te takere o te awa. Koinei te take ka rere te wai ki tēnei hawai, ki tēnā hawai, ki tērā hawai.

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Carl Walrond, 'Te ao tūroa - Te aro me te tātai i te whenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/2650/te-awa-o-waimakariri (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond