Kōrero: Kōhatu

Matā tūhua

Matā tūhua

Kei te whanga o Oira ki te motu o Tūhua tēnei putunga matā tūhua. He karaehe ā-manawa whenua te matā, ka hangaa inā ka tere makariri te rangitoto kīkī ana i te manawa whenua silica. He tino taonga te matā tūhua ki te Māori i te mea ka taea e te matā nei te tapahi me te waru. He matā te ingoa Māori mo tēnei momo kōhatu. Ko ngā matā mai te motu o Tūhua, he matā tūhua ērā.

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, 'Kōhatu - Ngā whao kōhatu', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8880/mata-tuhua (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, published 12 Jun 2006