Karakia Hono Whati
Karakia Hono Whati.
The following charm was used to mend a broken limb. The broken part would be examined and if found out of position would be set and splinted in the best manner possible. The priest would then procure some tutu leaves and after singeing them with fire, place them over the affected part, reciting:
"Honoa i waho, honoa i roto,
Honoa i te wheua e takoto nei.
He tu matata nui, he tu matata roa,
He tau matata piri ki te whai ora.
He wai turuturu, he wai komaoa,
Ko te wai ra i toroa ai koe.
Kia honongia koe ki te putiki whara,
Whakapiri waho, whakapiri roto.
Tupeke, whatoro, hui te ora e e."