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He Ika A Maui's story
Heroic deeds of Maui are legend in Maori history, especially important for us is "Ngati Kuri" the story of "He Ika A Maui". The Waiponamu (South Island) is the waters of the Riveraka where Maui and his brethren were fishing on the isle.
So Maui was decided to go angling with his brethren, but they didn't want to take Maui with them, so he tucked her on their fishermen' s boats until they were at the high seas. Then, to the frustration of his brethren, he jumped out of his hideout, but Maui succeeded in convincing his brethren not to go back with him, but to keep going.
Prepare his leash and his magical jaw-bone hooks and use his own bleed as a lure because his brethren refuse to divide their coy. There was a huge fishing boat landing, the waters became stormy and his brethren were afraid and begged Maui to sever the line and free his muzzle.
It was Maui who declined and began to drag his powerful pelagic species to the top. Maui had to put his feet on the side of the line, which gave him better levering power to pull the big ones to the top. The load was so great that the side of the River Vaka erupted into the ocean and formed the Kaikoura Peninsula Te Whakatakahanga A Maui.
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Following a wonderful childbirth and education, M?ui gained the affections of its psychic parent, teaching humanity useful art, captivating the tan and taming fire. One of his most celebrated achievements was the North Island fish. The four Brother of M?ui?s's's's despised him and left him behind when they went fish.
When they heard their intentions, M?ui sneakily made a hook out of a magic jaw bone. He sneaked into his brothers' kayak one evening and hid under the mullions. Only when the brethren were far away from the country and had stuffed the bottom of their boat with live tuna, M?ui was made known.
He then took out his magical fisherman' s grapple and cast it over the side of the boat, singing mighty spells. It went ever further into the ocean until M?ui felt that the catch had hit something. It pulled softly and far under the catch that was quickly captured.
He was a big one! Togehter with his brethren M?ui put the pisces to the top. M?ui warned his brethren to sit and soothe Tangaroa, the ocean-goer, before they slash it. Now these are the many gorges, hills, lakes and cliffs of the North Island.
The North Island is known to this date at M?ori as Te Ika a M?ui or M?ui's fish. If you are interested, please contact us. South Island is also known as Te Waka a M?ui or M?ui's Kanu, and Stewart Island or Rakiura is known as Te Punga a M?ui or M?ui's Ankerstein.