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NGATI POROU LEGENDS- HELP
Kia ora koutou my cuzzy is in need of help. Can anyone out there read this and help us with our little dilema. In particulary the Legend.
I need a theme for my tat - something preferably related to Ngati Porou tribe, a legend, a particular design, colour, that symbolies our tribe.
Do you know of the legend behind, the mountain ranges, they are on the
left as you are driving south out of gizzy, the ones that lead into the beaches, before you hit the main ranges out of gizzy. The mountain is shaped in the form of a dog, lying down resting, legend has it that some a Maori warrior, came and went, but left his dog behind to keep watch until he returned.
Do you know of this legend, or where/link specifically I might be able
to find out more about this legends, or those applying to our tribe.
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Edited by - Sherz on May 11 2005 4:47:59 PM
[url="http://www.maori.org.nz/hokohoko/dirSub.asp?catid=10&subid=107"]Here[/url] is a link to a book called Nga korero a Mohi Ruatapu, tohunga rongonui o Ngati Porou which may have what you are looking for.
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Ehara ra! Lana1 is correct, Te Kuri a Paoa lies in the rohe of Ngai Ta-Manuhiri. The area of Ngati Porou is from Potikirua near East Cape to Te Toka a Taiau which used to be at the mouth of the Turanga river but is lost now.
Rongowhakaata rohe is to the north and west of this and at the mouth of the Waipaoa awa to its source in the Raukumara mountains is the rohe of Te Aitanga a Mahaki.
Ngai Ta-Manuhiri rohe starts at Te Kuri a Paoa and extends down the coast to Paritu near Mahia from which it becomes the rohe of Rongomaiwahine.