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We were guided by
Birds travelled south every spring
Our Tupuna watched them for a long time, go and come back to the islands
They then knew there was land in the south.
Kupe discovered Aotearoa
He whakapapa to Tahiti and Ra'iatea
The wheke was eating the bait from Kupes hooks. Kupe was angry and went to see the whekes owner Muturangi, he told him to control the wheke or he would kill it.
He chased it all over the pacific ocean and this is how he discovered Aotearoa. Kupes wife named the long white cloud (Aotearoa)
WE Sailed to Aotearoa 500 years before Cook
We had already launched our Waka Hourua before the Vikings
Maui and his 'brothers' sailed South found Aotearoa then went back and told everyone else on their Island
Te Moana Raukawa
The wheke is still there his tentacles represent the dangerous and unpredictable currents.
Where the sky runs
Others were also exploring
800 years ago our Tūpuna made the journey from West Polynesia to Aotearoa.
WE brought Our People
The right place/fate
Bit of a travel
A new place to live
The closest land