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Animal Party

animal party

ꞌE pāti nō te au animara
A party for the animals
Tē parani nei tēia au animara
These animals are planning
E ka rave rātou i tētāꞌi pāti.
to hold a party
Tērā ꞌe tāmataoraꞌanga
That's a fun time
nā tētaꞌi reo ei
accoriding to some language
Nāꞌai i karanga ē ka ꞌakatika 'ia koe i te ꞌaere mai ki tā mātou pāti.
"Who invited you to this party?"
Nā Kiore ꞌIkupukaka ei
Asked Squirrel
Ko ꞌai tēnā pea
"Who is that bear?"
e nāna e pati ꞌaere i te tangata
"Who was the one who asked people
ki te pāti?
to the party"
Nōna tēia pāti?
"Is it her party?"
Āe
"Yes"
ꞌAere marū
"Go gently"
Nā Pea ꞌoki i ꞌapai mai i te kai
"Bear is bringing the food."
nā Paikea ai
said Paikea
Kua ꞌakaronga au ē ka ꞌaere katoa mai a Ovi
"I heard that Snake is coming too
ꞌE manu kaikava nēneva tēnā
He's a crazy drinker
E matakite kōtou
be careful you lot"
nā Kiore ʻIkupukaka ei
said Squirrel
Kāre e kino ana
"It's ok
nō te mea ꞌe maꞌata te kava
because there's heaps of boose
te ka ꞌapaiꞌia mai e Ovi.
Snake's gonna bring
Kāre te reira e pou
it won't run out"
Kāre e kino ana nō te mea ꞌe maꞌata te kava te ka ꞌapaiꞌia mai
"It fine because Snake is going to bring heaps of boose
e Ovi
Kāre te reira e pou
And it won't run out"
E Ika atu?
And what about Fish?
Ka ꞌakapēꞌeā aia e ꞌuraꞌura ꞌaere ei
How does she dance?
mē kāre ōna vairanga vai
if she doesn't have any water
ꞌei noꞌo ei nōna
to live in
ꞌE ika manamana aia i te mea
She is an magic fish because
ꞌe numero taꞌi aia i te ꞌura
she's the best dancer
i vaꞌo i te vai
out of water
kāre koe i kite ē nā te ika
you've never seen a fish
i ꞌanga i tēnā mea ꞌe ꞌura
doing that kind of dance

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Animal Party

Jena Tekura Mason interprets this storyboard http://www.totemfieldstoryboards.org/stories/animal_party/v1_0b/. This is an imaginative story. It was recorded at Kato's store in Oiretumu, Maꞌuke in December 2017

Two Stories about Vai Tango

Putai Kairae is telling two traditional stories about Vai Tango, a famous cave on Maꞌuke. It was recorded at her house in Kimiangatau (Maꞌuke) in November 2013.

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Jean Tekura Mason reads her story about her experience at the 2000 Pacific Arts Festival in Noumea. This is creative non fiction and was recorded at the Cook Islands Library and Museum in November 2012.