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harbour was a lake still cut of from the sea and abundant in fresh fish
And Whātitai was lazy and would laze about on the seabed dream
taniwha dreams .
But they grew out of their lake quickly and
ngke convinced Whātitai that they must leave and explore.
followed but got stuck on the rocks and when the tide came in it only soaked him and provided him with water he got used to life until one morning a earthquake came and lifted him up then he took his last breath and became te koe and flew up to Mount Victoria.
A long time ago in a lake, a place that you know of Wellington
harbour, there were two taniwha. One called Ngake, was so hyper he chased the fish through the water and jumped into the air. The other one called Whataitai was the opposite, he would lie in the sun and chill out all day. But the taniwha were getting too big for the lake and they needed to break free.
One day Ngake said “THIS IS THE DAY! This is the day I break free into the never ending sea to swim forever”.
Over the years there was a big earthquake that moved him up the bay. With
no water he would die. As he said his goodbye's to the bird friends he met over the years, he died and he turned into a spirit bird and flew up to the closest mountain, Mt Victoria. As he looked upon his dead body he cried as he flew up to the spirit land.
By Ollie H
River but is now called Wellington
Lazy and lousy.
And Whataitai loved to sleep and doze around.
After a long time Ngake and Whataitai grown too big for the river and they started talking to the birds.
Tried but he didn't notice that the tide was out and he jumped
too but he didn't make it he got stuck between the ocean and the river he was dry and the little amount of water kept him alive one day there was a earthquake a big earthquake he said goodbye to the birds
And got lifted into the air and died and he transformed into a bird and he said goodbye to his body and went to the
taniwha spirit world. And Ngake lives in the cook islands now but very less people have seen him
Ngake and whataitai the Taniwhas of wellington harbour.
By Greer T
Ngake and whataitai are the taniwhas of the lake in Aotearoa (where wellington harbour is).
Ngake and whataitai loved their lake,
But Ngake wanted to see what it would be like to be in the sea.
Ngake was a hyperactive (runs around)
Whataitai was very calm and wanted to dream all day.
Ngake and whataitai lived very close to the south side of the lake (Te whanganui a Tara), where the cliffs came down to the water edge.
Ngake curled up his tail and sprung over the cliffs and into the sea,Whataitai wanted to follow , so he curled up his tail and took a light spring over the cliffs and whataitai ended up very shallow and stuck.
Whataitai needed help, Whataitai had made friends with the sea birds and animals.
While Whataitai was stuck, there struck a big earthquake which moved Whataitai up to the surface.
Ngake was enjoying the freedom in the sea.
Whataitai was farewelling his bird friends and other animals saying.
“Goodbye my friends it’s time for me”
Whataitai It's sprite turned into a bird and flew up to mount victoria.