[Historical links between the Cook Islands and Māori. Tama te Kapua].

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Taonga Māori Collection
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Hohepa, Hiko-o-te-Rangi, approximately 1933-1998, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Kingi, Mauriora, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Mauriora Kingi talks about Tama Te Kapua wharenui in Rotorua. Hiko Hohepa talks about the name Te Arawa, its meaning, how the name came about, and some history around the name.

An unidentified Cook Island kaikōrero talks about the waka Tainui and an island called Aitutaki. An unidentified speaker talks about land claims; and an unidentified speaker from Tainui talks about land in Aitutaki.

Kaikōrero Hiko Hohepa talks about land in Tokoroa belonging to Tainui. He talks also about a tohunga, Tahu Matua boarding the Te Arawa waka at Aitutaki to help the sick.

Hiko mentions Tia, also well known, who boarded the waka Atiu and settled in Taupo where many places are named by him: Horahora, Atiamuri, Te Maroa nui a Tia, Aratiatia or Te Ara o Tia, Te Taupo nui a Tia, the descending darkness upon Tia. Each of these places have history behind their names.

Mauriora Kingi talks about Waitaha, twin brother of Tia, and related families and iwi. An unidentified Cook Island speaker says a karakia and then speaks about whakapapa.