Kōrero: Whakapapa

Te Kupenga a Te Huki – Ngarangiwhakaupoko

Te Kupenga a Te Huki – Ngarangiwhakaupoko

Kei runga i te haki o Ngāti Kere tā rātou pepeha, arā ko Te Kupenga o Te Huki'. He maha nga whakapākūhā i whakapūmautia e Te Huki hei paihere i a Ngāti Kere rātou ko Ngāti Pāhauwera, ko Ngāti Konohi. I a Timi Kara ngā whakamārama mō te āhuatanga ki te kupenga rā.

'Ko Te Huki tētahi o ngā tipuna rongonui o Te Wairoa, i toro atu tōna mana rangatira atu i Pōrangahau huri noa i te takutai ki Whāngārā... Ka whakanōhia e ia tana mokopuna a Ngārangi-whakaūpoko ki Te Poroporo, e tūtata mai ana i Pōrangahau, hei tiri i te kupenga ki te tai tonga. Mai i tēnei tipuna ka puta ngā kāwai rangatira, arā ko Tipene Matua, ko Henare Te Atua, ko Ropiha, ko Te Kuru mā. Ko tērā o ana mokopuna i a Ngāwhakatatare ka tāmautia ki Whāngārā, hei tiri i te taha rāwhiti o tōna kupenga. Mai i tēnei tipuna ka puta ki waho ko te ariki tamaroa ko Te Kani-ā-takirau. Nō muri mai ka whakatauria ko tana tama ko Purua-aute ki waenganui hei poitō i tōna kupenga. Mai i a Purua-aute ka puta ngā rangatira nui o Te Wairoa me Heretaunga.'

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Rāwiri Taonui, 'Whakapapa - He aha te whakapapa?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30890/te-kupenga-a-te-huki-ngarangiwhakaupoko (accessed 17 July 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2015