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The mountain fairies tell many different stories, looking up the internet you´ll find all sorts of descriptions. However what has been fascinating me was the fact that we still can feel them, even so we might not see them. One of the known homes of the Patupaiarehe is Otepatotu. The mountain top reachable from the car park in less than 1 hour through wild forests. Taking one step after the other and reaching into the wilderness takes you immediately away from the hectic world. On top the open area leaves you breath taken and it widens up again, looking from the mountains to the sea. Back to the fairies, imagining that they have been trolling around in this area, what a playground? They could hide on stormy foggy days and hide between the rock faces.
One place + many meanings, while a spoken language had to get written down.
In honour to the Maori language and about the place we live in.
Uenuku 1. (noun) rainbow.
nuku : 1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to move, shift, extend
“Ōuenuku and Ōkoro were also good nights for eeling.” Source:Maori dictionary
Here are some of the other birds you´ll meet on the river. Early in the morning, when it is still dark the first lot of birds starts waking up and starting their day. After a while others follow until every one has been flying out. Well the Weka comes for a noisy around and has a look, what have you got. So does it happens that your freshly brewed tea gets tipped over, because the cup just looked to attractive. Other times your food is gone until you realise even an open car door is an invitation for a Weka to have a good inspection at your car. Very lovely birds, a nearly as clever as whitebait, a delicacy for all of us.