Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Maui and the sun

This is about a sun that was moving too fast across the village and Maui caught the sun to teach him a lesson to slow down so the villagers were able to catch food and play.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

The sweet porridge

There was a little girl who lived with her mother. One day the little girl went out into the forest to look for some berries to eat. The little girl saw an old woman walking with a kettle. The old woman give the little girl the kettle. When  the girl went with the kettle the old woman said, “This is how to make it start” you say , “ Cook kettle cook!’’ and say, “ Stop kettle stop!’’. So the little girl went home and said to her mother, “ The old woman gave me a magic kettle.’’ So the little girl and her mother said to the kettle, “Cook kettle cook!’’ and this is how to make it stop you have to say, “ Stop kettle stop!’’. So the little girl said to her mother, “ I am going to the forest. After that the mother was hungry and she put the kettle into the fire and she said, “ Cook kettle cook!’’. When the kettle was in the fire the kettle began to  bubble and boil. The mother was clapping her hands and laughing. The mother forgot the words how to stop it. So the mother ran out of the door and the porridge filled up the whole street. When the girl came back she knew what was happening and she said, “ Stop kettle stop!’’.  

Monday, 9 September 2013

Rona and the Moon

It was night. Marama the Moon was shining bright in the sky . The children couldn't sleep in their whare and they said, “ Rona can you get some water in the taha please?” Rona got up and went to look for the water in the spring . When Rona went looking Rona said, “ Marama come out of the cloud. Marama didn’t listen and Rona tripped over the ngaio tree. Rona got angry with Marama and told her you are a silly Moon. Marama got angry with Rona and she pulled Rona up to the Moon. Rona said, “ Marama, let me go.”  Marama pulled and pulled until the ngaio tree come off. When the ngaio tree came off Marama pulled Rona into the sky. Rona’s children called for her and she said,  “I’m up here.”  They looked up in the sky and they saw Rona holding the ngaio tree and the taha. Now Rona couldn’t get down to see her children.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Maui and the Sun

                         Maui and the Sun     

One day Maui and his brothers were going fishing. But the sun were going to fast. Maui said, “ Let us go and make that sun go more slowly.” The brothers laughed. “We can’t make it go slowly.”  Maui said, “ Yes we can we will need to make flax ropes.” So Maui and his brother set off in the darkness. They went to look for the hole where the sun rises. After that they waited for the sun to come up. When the sun was coming up Maui said, “ Get ready.” And the brothers were ready.When the sun was up Maui said, “Go!” The brothers jumped out and they chucked the ropes over the sun.“ Don’t let go of it!” yelled Maui. Maui ran towards the sun and hit him. The sun said, “ Can you see I’m dying?” and Maui said, “ Let the ropes go.” The sun was moving slowly and Maui and his brothers had plenty of time to fish, hunt and eat their food.