Kupe was skilled at building carved houses, adzing out canoes, and other crafts of the land. From there, after going to Hataitai Miramar Peninsula they went on to Owhariu Ohariu, west of Wellington, on Cook Strait where the sails of Matahorua were hung up to dry, hence the name of that place.
They then travelled around the south coast, stopping firstly at a place to gather shell fish. Nuku-tawhiti called out to the experts to come and stand beside the canoe. Around the same time that Whatonga came to Aotearoa in Kurahaupo, Manaia also arrived in the canoe Tokomaru.
Kupe left his daughter at Rangitoto.
When it came to the surface, Kupe saw it, and considered how he should overcome this taniwha. Is it raupapa flat land or tua-rangaranga undulating?
Our elders say that there is great wonderment concerning the spells of this canoe. Likewise with - house-building and gardening. Leave The strory of kupe pets here to dwell at this end of the island, for behold there are no men here.
Here his two birds, which he had brought from Hawaiki, set off to the South Island to survey the new lands. The body of this octopus was eighteen feet long, while its feelers were thirty feet long when stretched out.
The lower plume was then called Wet-plume, or Plume-which-eats-water. The Migration of Nuku-tawhiti: And so he was cut down in the sea.
Their thoughts returned to Kupe who had been left behind. Kupe heard some voices there, but as soon as he found these voices were only from birds weka, kokako and tiwaiwakahe returned to the mouth of the river, and then went on to Patea, where he planted some karaka seed of the species called oturu.
Kupe set out in his canoe to kill the octopus, and such was the length of the pursuit that it brought him to New Zealand. They put on fresh bait and lowered their hooks again, but the bait was taken again and again until all of it gone.
According to their story Maamari was a very large canoe. The bilge of your canoe is called Water-of-great-baling. They landed here and Niua and Ara-i-te-uru went back again to Hawaiki to guide Ngaa-toki hither.
His act was a destruction of the tapu of one tribe by another. He committed himself to finding out exactly what had happened. But where can we go?Nga-waka-o-Kupe (the canoes of Kupe) is the name of a group of rocks in Admiralty Bay, near D'Urville Island, something like a canoe in shape.
5. Te-kakau-o-te-toki-a-Kupe (the handle of Kupe's axe) a rock on Te-uira-ka-rapa Point in Tory Channel, just opposite Moioio Island, which latter was an old Ati-Awa pa. According to tribal narratives, Kupe was the first Polynesian to discover the islands of New Zealand.
His journey there was triggered by difficulties with fishing in Hawaiki, his homeland. Apparently the problem was a great octopus belonging to. Kupe struck Te Wheke with his Taiaha (a long club) and a great battle ensued, Kupe was very strong and as fast as the fastest wind, his fighting skill was famous but Te Wheke had eight arms and was quick also.
Kupe was living at his home in Motu-tapu (Sacred Island), 2 which place is right at the mouth by which the river called Awa-nui-a-rangi (Great river of heaven), in Hawaiki-rangi (Hawaiki of heaven), reaches the sea.
Kupe was skilled at building carved houses, adzing out canoes, and other crafts of the land. Kupe agreed, and the tohunga recited their karakia and placed a stone of urutapu (named Tamahaere) at the harbour's entrance.
This was a very sacred ceremony and that particular place is still known to be tapu to this day. Now the above story explains why Kupe, Ngake, and their companions crossed the wide ocean and discovered this country of Aotea-roa.6 How great was the mana (power, ability, prestige, etc.) of Kupe to accomplish this undertaking!Download