First Lessons in Maori
XXIII. — §§ 84, 85
1. He aha to koutou waka i rere ai ki Motiti inanahi? 2. Na te aha nga tupuna o te tangata Maori i heke mai ai i Hawaiki? 3. Na te pakanga ratou i heke mai ai. 4. He aha koe i kore ai e haere ake ki to matou kāinga i te Ratapu? 5. No te Turei matou i whakatika mai ai i Taupo, a moe ana ki Rangitaiki. 6. I te aonga ake ka haere mai ano, a ka moe ki Tarawera. 7. He aha te take i noho ai a Ripi ratou ko Tuau ma ki Tarawera? 8. I mahue i a ratou ki runga ki te waka te kupenga, me nga aho, me nga matau. 9. Ka haere a Tara, ka kau i te awa, ka oma ki roto ki te ngahere.
1. Why did Titore send Horo to Omaha? 2. What was the reason why Tuau was left at Taupo? 3. The houses and the canoes were burnt with fire. 4. Why were Paerau and Kupe [so] long coming from Wairoa? 5. It was because of the flood that they did not come. 6. As Reko and Tupe went to Wahi they turned aside to Papakura and Tuakau and Rangiriri, and the third day they arrived at Wahi. 7. It was owing to Ripi that we arrived [so] soon. 8. He came as our guide and did not leave us until we arrived (a tae noa mai matou) here.