Wairaka our Ngati Awa Tupuna (Ancestor)

8 10 2010

E ngaa reo, i ngaa mana, i ngaa kararangaranga ki a kooutou i ako ki te kura tuatahi Owairaka, anei o taatou pepeha. He tohu aroha mo Wairaka.

Ko Owairaka te maunga

Ko Te Puna Wai-Inu-Roa o Wairaka te matapuna waiora.

Ko Wairaka te tupuna

Ko Nga Ringa Awhina te piringa

Ko Owairaka te kura

Anei matou, no Nga Hau e Wha, hei tauira.

Room 17 and Te Whanau o Owairaka are very pleased to share this taonga(gift) with te ao (the world). Room 17’s next assignment is to create waiata(songs) to help support the learning of our school tupuna(ancestor) Wairaka.


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19 10 2010
Chris Stuart

This is an address of a photo taken from the summit of Owairaka looking towards Mt Eden I believe. Good luck with your mural Ruma tekaumawhitu!
I also found the following:

A Maori legend by Ellen Miles (Auckland, New Zealand)
Par auckland – publié le mardi 24 novembre 2009 à 18:28 dans Correspondants

The Legend of Owairaka.

I live in Mount Albert which is quite near Owairaka, the Mount Albert volcano.
Owairaka is a Maori word which means ‘place of Wairaka’.
Wairaka was the daughter of a famous chief who captained a canoe which landed in Whakatane (south of Auckland) 600 years ago.
Owairaka had a fight with her father about who she was going to marry so she took some of her tribe and made a pa (maori village) on a volcano on Mount albert.

Légende racontée par Ellen Miles, élève de Marist College, Auckland.

20 10 2010
ckaraka

Kia ora Chris mo o whakaaro e pa ana ki a Wairaka… Finding it hard to find good pictures of Owairaka maunga.

Thanks alot for the information about why she came.. We will use this too.

4 11 2010
stevie

Well that is a wonderful picture of Wairaka our tupuna. I really enjoyed the information about her.

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