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Hatupatu and Kurangaituku

I a Hātupatu e mahi manu ana i te ngahere, ka kite ia i tētehi mea tino rerekē.  He wahine e tino rite nei ki te manu. He parirau i ōna ringa, he maikuku roa i ōna matimati, kāore hoki ōna ngutu tangata, heoi, he ngutu manu roa kē i whakamahi ai ia hei tao ki te mahi manu.
 
Kāore a Hātupatu i mōhio, heoi, i te whai rāua tahi i te manu kotahi.  Nāna, nā Hātupatu tana tao i whiu ka tōtika kē atu ai ki te ngutu roa o Kurangaituku, kaua ki te manu.  Nā reira a Hātupatu i oma atu ai i te mataku. Ahakoa tana tere, i mau tonu a Hātupatu i a Kurangaituku ka whakahokia atu ai ki tana ana.
 
Nā wai, nā wai, ka mōhio a Hātupatu ki te ingoa o te manu wahine me tana hiahia kia mauheretia tonuhia ia hei taonga pēnei i te taiaha, i te kiri-kurī, i te kahu rānei mō āke tonu atu.  
 
I tupu haere te aroha o Kurangaituku ki a Hātupatu i a ia e whāngai ana i a ia, heoi, kāore a Hātupatu i āhei ki te wehe i te ana.  I kai a Kurangaituku i ngā manu mata, ā, koirā hoki tāna i whāngai ai ki a Hātupatu hei kai māna, heoi, kāore noa iho ia i rata ki tērā momo kai, nō reira, he mea huna kē ērā kai kia kaua rawa ia e kai i te manu mata.  I ngā wā i wehe ai a Kurangaituku ki te mahi manu, ka tunua e Hātupatu ngā manu nāna tonu nei i huna hei kai māna e ora tonu ai ia.
 
Rā atu, rā mai, ka whakarērea a Hātupatu e Kurangaituku ki te mahi manu.  He mea whakaōhiti a Hātupatu kia kaua rawa ia e pūrere atu inā rā kāore noa iho e tawhiti tana noho i te ana.  Nā wai, nā wai, i uaua ake tā Kurangaituku mahi manu, nō reira, ka toko ake te whakaaro kia tawhiti ake tana haere ki te kimi manu hei kai māna, waihoki, he mea akiaki a Kurangaituku e Hātupatu kia pērā kei hiakai rāua i te korenga o ngā manu e tata ana hei kai mā rāua.
 
I tētehi rangi, i mōhio tonu a Hātupatu ka roa kē tā Kurangaituku mahi manu i te tawhiti o tana haere, nō reira, ka tīmata tana whakarite rautaki kia pūrere atu i te ana rā.  Ka whānakohia ngā kākahu me ngā taonga. I mōhio ia ka ātaahua tōna hanga i ngā kākahu rā i a ia e pūrere atu ana, heoi, i mua i tērā ka whakamahia tētehi o ngā taiaha ki te patu i ngā manu me ngā moko a Kurangaituku.  Whai muri tonu iho rā ka oma atu a Hātupatu.
 
He mea patu katoa ngā mōkai a Kurangaituku, hāunga rā tētehi i pūrere atu i te ana ki te kimi i tōna rangatira, i a Kurangaituku.  Ka tae te rongo ki a Kurangaituku, ā, ka tere tana hoki atu, heoi, i tana taenga ki reira, kua wehe kē a Hātupatu, kua kautahanga kē hoki tōna whare.
 
I mōhio kē a Kurangaituku kāore noa iho a Hātupatu i tino tawhiti, nō reira, ka tere tana whaiwhai i a ia.  Ahakoa hoki te wawe o tā Hātupatu pūrere atu, i mōhio tonu ia he tere ake te wahine manu weriweri i a ia, ā, ākene pea ka mau.  Kāore noa iho i roa ka tata ake te tawhiti i te tokorua rā kia tae rā anō a Kurangaituku ki a ia.
 
He toka i kitea rā e Hātupatu, nō reira, kotahi anake te whakaaro i toko ake ai, otirā, kia tuwhera i a ia te toka rā mā te karakia e uru ai ia ki roto, ā, ananā!  I tutuki. Ka tomokia te toka e haumaru ai ia i a Kurungaituku.
 
Ka hipa a Kurangaituku i te toka i a ia e hāmama atu ana ki a Hātupatu, heoi, ka noho wahangū tonu ia i roto i te toka kia ngū haere rā anō te reo tīwaha o Kurangaituku e mōhio ai ia kua tawhiti kē tana haere, kātahi ia ka puta i te toka.
 
Ka whakatika atu a Hātupatu ki tōna kāinga, engari, ka kitea anō ia ka whiu kōhatu ai a Kurangaituku e pōturi ake ai tā Hātupatu oma atu.  Tae rawa atu a Hātupatu ki te riu o Whakarewarewa ka pekengia ngā waiwera me ngā waiparu i a ia e aruhia ana. I mōhio pū a Hātupatu ki te āhua o ngā waiwera, heoi, kāore a Kurangaituku i paku mōhio i heke ai ia ki tētehi puna waiwera, mate atu ai ki reira.
 
Ka oma tonu a Hātupatu ki Rotorua, i reira kauria ai te moana ki Mokoia, ki te haumarutanga o ōna mātua

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Here’s a tip:

Roadside Stories, made by Manatū Taonga, the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage is a series of audio guides that follow major road trips in New Zealand.  Downloading their app from the App Store or Google Play, means you can experience 12 tours of New Zealand with 140 stops and listen to commentaries about lots of interesting parts of our country while you are on the road!  The tours come with maps and photos and can be downloaded onto a mobile device so you don’t need to use any data. You can listen to the entry on Hatupatu’s Rock here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWCgSuuYM7I

More to watch:

See how these students from Kuranui School tell the story of Hatupatu and the Bird Woman:

https://vimeo.com/69943627

https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=69949

 

More to read:

https://teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/1519/hatupatu-and-kurangaituku

Hatupatu and the Birdwoman by Joy Cowley, June Melser and Robyn Kahukiwa (Story Chest)Hatupatu Raaua Ko Kurangaituku

by Peter Gossage and Merimeri Penfold (Heinemann), 1989

 

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Sources:

http://teaohou.natlib.govt.nz/journals/teaohou/issue/Mao53TeA/c16.html

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Gov13_08Rail-t1-body-d19.html