PAPARA TO’U FENUA – SINGING

THEME : APE’A THE WOMB OF MY LIFE, RESIDENCE OF THE LADY PA’IHA.

The district of Papara stretches between Vainania and Teavaro. To the east, in the Orient, lies Taharuu. To the west, where the sun sets, Tiama’o stretches. While I, Ape’a, the voice that warns (bearer of good and sad news), I am at the center, in the subdivision of « TETIA, » called Vaitiare today.

Here is my legend

The mountain that dominates is Te-Ara-Tapu, the sacred road. The meeting ground is Hotu-Maru, which gives shade. The tip is « Tau ê » (different season). The maraes are « Mata-oa » (delighted eyes) and « Mata-Rehu » (gray eyes). The rivers are « Vai-Poea » (foaming water) and « Mâ-te-oro » (own warrior). The house « Ariiori » was « TEREHE » (two armies present). The passes are « Rairoa » (long sky) and « To’a-Piro » (reeking smell).

In the past, many warriors lived in Ape’a. Ape’a was the headquarters of the warriors (the past, present and future ones), and the spreading of the news. The warrior’s great drum was in Ape’a. The same was true of the drum with long beats, the tari-parau bearer of messages and the Toere.

When these instruments resounded, the people of Papara gathered in Ape’a, including those from the two district extremes. The people recognized from the sounds of the drums, the meaning of each message. There were different messages.
– The land and the sea are generous in many things.
– « People rise. Let us liberate the love imprisoned in our hands. I hold you, you hold me, together let us go to » Te-One-Tere « (the sand that slips)
– The enemy approaches through « To’a-Piro » pass
– Message from the great warrior « Tû-Tara-Ua « : let us unite to save our heritage so that it does not fall into enemy hands.

There were many other messages still.