Ko Mau Piailug tohunga whakatere nō Hatawara

Ka whakaaturia e Mau Piailug te tohunga whakatere waka nō Hatawara te kāpehu ā whetū ki ētahi tamariki, ka whakaingoatia hoki ko ētahi o ngā whetū e kitea ana i Hatawara.

Mai i The Last Navigator © INCA 1989.
Nā Andre Singer i tohu.

WHATAATA

Nō neherā mai rā anō, i te Pākehā e tere pātata tonu rā ki te tākutai, i ngā tūpuna o ngā iwi o te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa ngā mātauranga me ngā pukenga whakatere i ngā ara moana nui huri noa o ō rātou kāinga, tua atu rā anō.

Kāore he taputapu o ēnei rā, pēnei me te kāpehu, te reo irirangi, te irirangi whakaata PAPAKUPU irirangi whakaata - he hōputu mā ngā ngaru hikohautō te mea e kitea ai , me te GPS PAPAKUPU GPS (Global Positioning System) - tētahi rorohiko kawe ki te ringa, hei whakaatu i tō tūranga mā te whakapānga ki te waka tāwhiao . He pukenga rauangi PAPAKUPU rauangi - he mea pakari tonu anō o ngā iwi moana nui nei mō te whakatere waka, ko te moana, te rangi, me ngā koiora o te moana hei ārahi i a rātou. Mai i ngā whakatupuranga tuku iho

He mea tuku iho mā te āta whakaako, te kōrero, me te waiata.

Ko te kupu a tētahi tohunga whakatero o Tonga:
"Ka hē pea te kāpehu, ko ngā whetū - e kore!"
Mai i a David Lewis in Bader, H. and McCurdy, P., eds (1999).

Ā, koirā te ātaahua o te whakatere ā moana nui ā Kiwa. Whakaterea tēnei kōpae ka kitea ai te aha atu ...