Friday, 19 May 2017

Number these paragraphs in the correct order

The eastern coast was called Tai Tama Wahine because of its beautiful, tranquil harbours and bays. And although still beautiful, Tai Tama Tāne was less forgiving than the east coast, more rugged and a thousand times more dangerous.
Uenuku went to see his father; he wanted to know the incantations and rituals that would complete his knowledge. Ahuaiti told Uenuku to follow the Mangakāhia River and taste of its waters every now and then. When the river had become salty he would find his father there.
Rāhiri welcomed him but there was tension between the brothers. As tuakana, Uenuku believed himself to be above Kaharau. Rāhiri wanted to settle the matter so he gathered his two sons together and threw a manurere into the sky. The wind caught it and the three chased it.
Rāhiri said to his sons:
Ka mimiti te puna i Taumārere, ka toto te puna i Hokianga. Ka toto te puna i Taumārere, ka mimiti te puna i Hokianga
We trace our ancestry back to Rāhiri, a formidable Rangatira and warrior. Rāhiri was born in Whīria at Pākanae; he married Ahuaiti from Pakaraka who lived at Pouerua Pa. Uenuku was their son.
Rāhiri had drawn upon the imagery of two rivers; Hokianga in the west and Taumārere in the east, to show the brothers that what happened to one affected the other. Their fortunes were intertwined, and so the whakatauki represents an alliance of destinies of Ngāpuhi on the Tai Tama Wahine (eastern) and Tai Tama Tāne (western) coasts.
While Rāhiri was living with Ahuaiti at Pouerua he heard that her two brothers Korakatea and Korakanui were coming to visit. Rāhiri knew that he would not be home when her brothers arrived, so he told his wife that she was not to give them the best mongeroi (fernroot), instead she was to feed them the inferior ones.
In time Uenuku became a man and he asked his mother ‘who is my father?’ His name had been lengthened to Uenukukuaare because he did not have the esoteric knowledge that a young man of high birth such as him should have had. Kuaare means to be ignorant or to lack understanding. Ahuaiti told him who his father was.
Rāhiri arrived home to find that Ahuaiti had ignored his wishes and fed them the good fernroot. Angry, Rāhiri left Ahuaiti and Uenuku and returned to Pākanae.
This alliance linked the two sides of the peninsular together and from this the strength and influence of Ngāpuhi grew, and it is also the reason why Ngāpuhi remained paramount in the north.
Which means:
When the fountain of Taumārere is empty, the fountain of Hokianga is full. When the fountain of Taumārere is full, the fountain of Hokianga is empty
Meanwhile Rāhiri had married Whakaruru from Pākanae, and they had had a son – Kaharau.

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