Manu Tū Rangatira

  • Romana Tekaharoa Potts


From this awesome world of being a Tangata Whenua and being enlightened in all aspects of Te Ao maarama from my Whaea, and many Rangatira I connected with I set forth on my journey into the world of light and discovered our Manu Rangatira. The kōrero being passed down to me flawless as the Kūkupa Harakore, about our Manu being the first to lay their foundation upon the whenua including their tikanga. Being created by Tāne before the ira tangata, they are our tuākana, our elders. My tūpuna had so much manaakitanga for our manu  that they followed in their footsteps, the many tikanga of the bush and land and also seasonal cycles for food gathering and natural survival. Aotearoa was a land of Manu whenua. Many could fly, but as there were no real predators around, many chose to walk through the great forests of Tāne. As I filled my kete with all these treasures from meeting many great Pouako along my journey of life, I wove the wānanga of these Manu with the way they moved and walked as Rangatira on our whenua, thus creating.....


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Tekaharoa Potts, R. (2019). Manu Tū Rangatira. Te Kaharoa, 12(3).