He rākau kaha, whai mana te tōtara. Koinei pea te rākau whakahirahira ake o ngā rākau o te wao tapu a Tāne.
Whakarongo mai rā ki a Huirangi Waikerepuru o Te Āti Awa me āna whakamārama mō te whakataukī, ‘Ka hinga te tōtara o te wao nui o Tāne’.
He kōnae nō Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. He takahi manatārua te whakamahi anō i te kōnae nei. Ki te tono mō te kōnae whakapā atu ki Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. (Te Mana Maori programme/Tau whakapuakanga MPT 4709)
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
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Photograph by Peter E. Smith
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