TE KAUWAE RARO; ARA: NGA KORERO TATAI O NEHE A NGA RUANUKU O TE WHARE WAANANGA O TE TAIRAWHITI.
Including The Teachings of
Teuira Henry, Timi Koro, Te Matorohanga, Nepia Pohuhu, Pita Kapiti
The Lower Jaw of Knowledge.
Te Kauwae Raro
“The elders say there is no one universal system of teaching Whare Waananga. Each Iwi has its own Tohunga, its own college, and its own methods. Their word is thus: “hold steadfastly to our teaching, leave out of consideration that of other tribes. Let their descendants adhere to their teaching and you to ours, so that if you be in error, it is we your relatives who declare it unto you and you are not responsible; and if you are in the right it is we who shall leave to you this valuable property and should have credit thereof.”
The Art of Netting Learned by Kahukura from the Fairies
Ko Te Korero Mo Nga Patupaiarehe
Once, a man of the name of Kahukura wished to pay a visit to Rangiaowhia, a place lying far to the northward, near the country of the tribe called Te Rarawa. Whilst he lived at his own village, he was continually haunted by a desire to visit that place. At length he Continue reading →
LET me explain just here: Iwipupu was the third wife of Tamatea. During the time she cohabited with him, on one occasion Tamatea heard his wife sighing; he asked her, “What are you sighing about?” Iwipupu replied, “You constantly appear to me in a vision”. Continue reading →
AT the time Toi te huatahi started on the search for his grandchildren; after visiting several islands, he reached Pangopango, Hamoa, from Rarotonga. The following is the farewell from Toi to the people of Rarotonga: “I am departing to search for my grandchildren. If anyone arrives here after me in search of me, tell them my canoe is directed towards
THE wife of Manaia was named Warea, and she committed adultery with Tomowhare. On one occasion Manaia sent for Tomowhare to act as a tohunga in making haumi for a canoe, paddles, maipi , tokotoko. Tomowhare came and stayed at the home of Manaia at Whaingaroa, in his house named ‘Nukuahurangi.’ After Tomowhare and his fellow Continue reading →