Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao: A Ngapuhi Narrative by Hone Sadler

By Hone Sadler

Ngapuhi is the biggest iwi in New Zealand and its humans have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki within the south to Te Rerenga Wairua within the north, from the time in their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler's strong account of the origins, heritage and tradition of the Ngapuhi humans - a profound creation to the Sacred apartment of Puhi. Sadler illustrates the unbroken chain of Ngapuhi sovereignty by way of taking a look in-depth at his personal hapu of Ngati Moerewa, Ngati Rangi and Ngai Tawake ki te Waoku of Tautoro and Mataraua. The narrative is instructed via weaving jointly karakia and whakapapa, histories and korero which have been a part of the oral traditions of Ngapuhi's whanau, hapu and iwi and passed down throughout the generations on marae and different accumulating locations. awarded first to open the Ngapuhi's declare earlier than the Waitangi Tribunal, Sadler's narrative is a robust Maori oral account, awarded right here in te reo and English on dealing with pages, of the tale of recent Zealand's biggest iwi.

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