Day: 7 August 2019

Wairewa Rūnanga

Kia ui mai rā‘Kai hea te ahi hai tāmahana i taku tinana?’Māhaku tēneiE hoe tō waka i a Mahaanui, Kia ū rānō ki WhakaroaTauraka waka o Te UruaoMe ahu atu koe ki te riu o te nawe o te iwiHikahika tākata, ko te haepapatakaKa piki ki te tihi o Tuhiraki, Tērā TūwhakarōriaKā puna hauaitū, puna …

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Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki ki Taumutu Following the wreckage of Te Waka o Aoraki (the canoe of Aoraki) that became the South Island, Rakinui (Sky Father) sent a number of his mokopuna from the heavens to transform the waka into land that would sustain human life. Among these demi-gods were Tūterakihaunoa whose job was to carve …

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Ōnuku Rūnanga

Ko Ōteauheke te mauka Ko Awaiti te awa Ko Kai Tarewa te hapū Ko Kai Tahu te iwi Ko Takitimu te waka Ko Karaweko te tupuna whare Ko Ōnuku te marae Tena koutou katoa Ōnuku Rūnanga is the modern day representative of the hapū Ngāi Tarewa and Ngāti Irakēhu at Ōnuku, on the shores of …

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