Kōrero: Tangaroa

Whārangi 4. Ruatepupuke me te takenga o te whakairo

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He nui te kōrero mō te tūhuratanga o te whakairo i te takere o te moana, mō te mauheretanga o Te Manuhauturuki, te tama a Ruatepupuke. Nā Tangaroa a Te Manu i mauhere, ka whakairi ki te maihi o tōna whare kei te moana uriuri. Ko te marangatanga tērā o Ruatepupuke ki te rapu i tana tama.

Nā Mohi Ruatapu rāua ko Hēnare Pōtae o Ngāti Porou tēnei rerenga kōrero:

Ko ngā kōrero tēnei o Rua-te-pupuke nāna te whakairo i kite, te take i kitea ai he haerenga nō tana tamaiti, nō Te Manuhauturuki ki te whakatetere waka. Ka hopukia mai e Tangaroa taua tamaiti, ka kawea ki tōna kāinga ka meatia hei tekoteko nō runga i tōna whare. Nō te ngaromanga ka haere tōna matua ki te rapu…rokohanga atu e ia e noho ana tōna tamaiti i runga i te whare ...
Ka tae ia ki roto ki te whare e kōrero ana ngā poupou whakairo ki a rātou anō. Ka rongo ia e kōrero ana ngā poupou, ko ngā mea o waho i noho puku. Mahi ana hoki ia i taua whare … tō noa te rā ka tae mai a Tangaroa rātou ko tōna whānau, ka moe i roto i tō rātou whare. Kei te haka, kei te kū, kei te whai, kei te tākaro, tā te tini tāna mahi, whano tata ki te awatea ka moe. Kua ao te rā kei te pōuri anō te whare …
Kua tae a Rua-te-pupuke kei te roro o te whare e noho ana, me te toki i tōna ringa hei patu. Ka tahuna e ia te whare ki te ahi, ka rere mai ngā tāngata ki waho, a Kanae … I muri ko Maroro … I muri ko Kōkiri … Ko ngā tamariki katoa a Tangaroa i mate katoa … Ka tangohia e ia ngā poupou o waho o taua whare, nō ngā mea kāore e kōrero, nō reira i kore ai e kōrero ai te whakairi i nāia nei. 1
Kupu tāpiri
  1. Journal of the Polynesian Society 37 (1928): 261. › Back
Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa - Ruatepupuke me te takenga o te whakairo', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/tangaroa/page-4 (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006