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No. 40 (September 1962)
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Fishing

Na Mone Taumaunu na Turanga

Nga Marama

Pipiri
Hono-noi
Here-turi-koka
Mahuru
Whiringa-nuku
Whiringa-rangi
Hakihea
Kohi-ta-tea
Hue-ta-nguru
Poutu-te-rangi
Paenga-whawha
Haratau

Hei Whakamaori i tenei e mau ake nei—

No. 1 (Whiro) Ko te raii muri iho o ta te pakeha new moon.

a

No. 15 (Rakaunui) Ko te ra i muri iho o ta te pakeha full moon.

The Months

June
July
August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May

To read this Calendar—

No. 1 (Whiro) falls on the day after a new moon on a pakeha calendar

and

No. 15 (Rakau-nui) is the day after a full moon on a pakeha calendar

1. Whiro He ra kino tenei mo te ono kai, me te hi ika, hoki. A bad day for fishing or planting.
2. Tuiea He po ahua pai tenei mo te hi koura, tuna, mo te ono kai. A good day for planting, crayfishing and torching eels.
3. Hoata He ra tino pai tenei, mo te hi tuna, koura, ono kumara ono hoki i etahi atu kakano. A very good day for planting kumaras or any seeds, also for crayfishing or torching eels.
4. Oue He ra pai mo te ono kai, he ra pai mo te hi ika. A good day for planting and fishing etc.
5. Okoro He ra pai ano tenei mo te ono kai hi ika hoki. A good day for planting, etc., also for fishing.
6. Tamateaangana He ra ahua pai mo te ono kai mo te hi ika, he ra hau, he kaha te ia tera pea e marangai. Fair for planting and fishing, windy, sea currents strong, expect change of weather.
7. Tamateaaio He ra pai mo te hi ika, kia tupato te haere ki te hi ika i nga ngaru pua i nga kohu. He ra pai ki te ono kai. A very good day for fishing, watch out for the weather. It's either a big heave or misty day, a good cropping day.
8. Tamatea He ririki te tuna, te ika, me te kumara i tenei ra engari he nui kia tupato te hunga ehi moana. Eels, fish, and kumaras, etc., are numerous but small in sizes. When boating keep an eye to the weather.

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9. Tamateawhakapau He pai mo te ono kai i te ata ki te ra-tu. Kaore i tino pai mo te hi ka pau nga tamatea. Fair for planting from morning to midday only, also fair for fishing.
10. Ari He ra kino tenei. A bad day.
11. Huna E hara i te ra pai ki te ono kai ki te hi ranei he noho mohoao te noho a te tuna a te koura. Not a good day for planting or fishing; eels and crayfish get very timid.
12. Mawharu He ra tino pai tenei mo te ono kai, he nunui te kumara e ngari kaore e roa ka pirau he ra pai ki te hi ika. A very good day for planting, but it does not keep very long, also a good day for fishing, etc.
13. Atua E hara i te ra pai, mo te ono kai mo te hi ika ranei. It's not a very good day for planting or fishing.
14. Turei He pai tonu mo te hi ika mo te ono kai, i muri o te ra tu, ki te ra to. A fair day for fishing and planting from midday to sunset.
15. Rakaunui He ra tino pai mo te ono kai, ahakoa he aha taua kai ra pai mo te hi ika kaore e tino pai no te hi tuna. A very good day for planting, etc., also for fishing and not so good for eeling.
16. Rakaumatohi He ra tino pai mo te ono kai, mo te hi ika kaore mo te tuna. A very good day for planting and fishing, and not so for eeling.
17. Takirau Takirau-maheahea, kua makoha te marama he ririki te kumara, te koura, te tuna. The moon is losing its brightness. Kumaras planted on this day are small, also crayfish and eels.
18. Oike E hara i te tino ra pai, mo te ono tai mo te hi ranei. It is only another day. It's not the best for planting or fishing.
19. Korekorete-whiwhia E hara i te ra pai mo te ono kai mo te hi ika ranei. It's only a fair day either for planting or fishing.
20. Korekorete-Rawea E hara i te po pai tenei. It's not a very good day at all.
21. Korekorepiri-ki-nga-Tangaroa He pai tenei ra atu i te ra-tu ki te ra-to. Koia nei etahi ra pai ki te patu tuna, koura, ika me nga momo kai katoa. A very good day from midday to sunset; for planting, fishing, etc. Anything planted in the Tangaroa's produces size and number.
22. Tangaroa-a-mua He ra pai ki te ono kai ki te hi ika, koura, tuna. A very good day for planting and fishing, crayfish and eels.
23. Tangaroa-a-roto He ra pai tenei ki te ono kai ki nga mahi hi ika koura. A very good day for planting and fishing, crayfish and eels.
24. Tangaroa-Kiokio He ra pai tenei ki te ono kai, ki nga mahi hi ika koura. A very good day for planting, cropping and fishing, crayfish and eels.
25. Tangaroa-Whakapau He ra pai tenei ki te ono kai ki te hi ika, koura, tuna. A very good day for planting and fishing crayfish and eels.
26. Otaane He ra pai tenei mo te ono kai, mo te hi ika koura tuna. A very good day for planting, fishing, crayfishing and eeling.
27. Orongonui He ra tino pai tenei mo te ono kai hi ika koura, tuna. He pai mo te waihanga whakaaio. A very good day for planting, fishing, crayfishing and eeling, also a good day for business.
28. Mauri E hara i te ra pai tenei he oho mauri te kai ka oma. Not a very good day for planting or fishing; fish, eels and crayfish are very elusive.
29. Omutu E hara i te ra pai tenei. It's not a good day.
30. Mutu-Whenua E hara i te ra po pai tenei kua hinapouri te ao e ai ki nga korero o neke ra. It's not a good day at all. The world is in darkness according to Maori belief.