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Te Poo Kaupeka

THE THIRTY NIGHTS OF THE MOON

i. Whiro - moon is invisible.

ii. Tirea - moon is seen.

iii. Hoata - moon is seen higher up.

iv. Oue - good day for eel fishing.

v. Okoro - fish are restless.

vi. Tamate a Tutahi - sea is rough.

vii. Tamate a Turua - weather improves.

viii. Tamate a Tutoru - food products suffer.

ix. Tamate a Tuwha - eel spearing.

x. Ari - fish for Kokopu.

xi. Huna - fine day.

xii. Maaure - good day for work.

xiii. Maawharu - sea is rough.

xiv. Ohu - abominable day.

xv. Atua - moon becomes full.

xvi. Oturu - moon is now filled out.

xvii. Rakau Matohi - moon is circular, a fine day.

xviii. Takirau - fine morning.

xix. Oike - favourable afternoon.

xx. Korekore Tutahi - a bad day.

xxi. Korekore Turua - a bad day.

xxii. Korekore Piri Ki Ngaa Tangaroa - a fairly good day.

xxiii. Tangaroa Amua - good day for fishing.

xxiv. Tangaroa Roto - good day for fishing.

xxv. Tangaroa Kiokio - excellent day for fishing.

xxvi. Tangaroa Whakapau - eel fishing.

xxvii. Oo Taane - a desirable day.

xxviii. Oo Rongonui - fine morning, plant kumara.

xxix. Mauri - bad day.

xxx. Mutuwhenua - moon disappears, exceedingly bad day.

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