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"He Kura ka huna, te Kura ka Whāki"

Tuhia ki te rangi
Tuhia ki te whenua
Tuhia ki te ngakau ō ngātāngata
Ko te mea nui
Ko te aroha

TIHEI MAURIORA
He mihi nui kia koutou i o koutou kainga maha.

Mā ngā uri te hapū e whakamana ai, mā te hapū tōna iwi e whakamana ai

Nō Te Ika a Maui anake te manu Huia. He rongonui tā te mea, o manu katoa o te ao, ko te Huia anake te manu he rere kÄ“tanga o te ngutu uha ki tō te ngutu toa. He roa, he tāwhana, te ngutu o te uha hei tÄ«karo ngāngara i ngā rākau. He motuhenga ngā ngutu o te toa, ko tāna he pao i te rākau pirau hei tiki kai. He manu ātaahua, he karaka ōna werewere he pango ōna huruhuru, he tea te pito o te remu. Kitea rawatia ai te Huia i te wao o Mōkai Pātea whānui, he tino kaitiaki ia. Ngaro noa atu te Huia i te tirohanga kanohi i ngā 1900’s, ka noho hei kaitiaki-ā-wairua. Karangatia ai ngā kōtore e 12 o te huia he mareko, e ai ki Ä“tehi, e tohu ana i ngā pō 12 nō mua mai i te whānautanga mai o ngā tamariki ā Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku. Nā konā he tohu rangatira o te Māori mō tōna pane. Tae mai ai a Pākehā, i patua kia korehāhā. E rua ngā tino pÅ«take ngaro ai te Huia, i patua hei hoko atu ki ngā Whare PÅ«puri Taonga me ngā Kaikohitaonga o te ao, i tÅ«rakina anōtia te ngāhere hei wāhi pāmu hoki.

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