Arai te Uru.

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- kaikōrero: Katene Tipene Amstead greeting members of his rohe, acknowledging
those who have passed on, we wish to pass on kōrero from the past to you all, and
tikanga of your marae. There are many of us here today to pass on this acknowledge.

- unidentified speaker...
- kaikōrero: Katene Tipene Amstead telling those present to hold fast to all aspects
pertainig to Māori, culture, tikanga, kawa, wairuatanga that it is important.

- pakeha speaker (unidentified) Mateata senior chief in Nov 1848 when the reserves
were surveyed. Mentions Toopi, Paitu, Ruapoki, Mamaru, Rawiri Te Mamaru, Rawiri
Te Maihi......talks of makutu / sheltered in caves / greenstone from the West coast...

- waiata:Pa mai to reo aroha/ Me he manu rere/ Kua rongorongo ake ahau........

- unidentified pakeha speaker talks of areas in North Otago and Rev James
Worthstake ? (couldn't quiet get the name)vicar of the Anglican Māori Mission)Kaiapoi.
He talks of a Iwi called Rapuwai? lived near the Clutha river, and people from that area
kept disappearing. I tetahi ra i tae mai he wahine ko Karamio ka kōrero e ia mo
to ratou ngarotanga.

He goes onto expalin the arrival of Raiatua ? from Tahiti, the building of the waka "Arai
te Uru", on completion they sailed to Tahiti found were the sweet patatoe grew, they
surrounded the chiefs whare and said whakarongo ki nga karakia, listen to the prayers
carefully. the waka returned to Aotearoa. The waka moved onto the South Island
amidst many mishaps eventually the waka was washed up onto a reef at Shag Point
near Moeraki where it is seen today turned into stone and lying with its stern facing south.
Its rangatira would not leave its waka and he too was turned into stone.
The rest of the hapu landed on shore and a small boy sitting on his fathers shoulders
and because this biys head was the highest at that time his name "Aorangi" was given
to Mountain Cook. NB ( one of many stories) pertaining to Arai te Uru.....ends.

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Reference number 50253

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits RNZ Collection

Duration 00:28:40

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