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According and Māori
According to a 2001 survey on the health of the Māori Language, the number of very fluent adult speakers was about 9 % of the Māori population, or 29, 000 adults.
According to legend, Māori came to New Zealand from the mythical Hawaiki.
According to Māori mythology, the North and South Islands of New Zealand arose through the actions of the demigod Māui.
According to official census figures, Hamilton's population is 65. 3 % Pākehā / European, 19. 9 % Māori, 10. 6 % Asian, 4. 2 % Pacific Peoples and 1. 5 % Middle Eastern, Latin American and African.
According to Best, the belief in mākutu was ' universal and prominent in pre-European times ' and acted as ' a disciplinary force in the old days ; it was one of the substitutes for civil law that preserved order in a Māori community.
According to Māori mythology, the sounds are the prows of the sunken waka ( canoe ) of Aoraki.
According to the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori recognised that the British intention was to seize the greater part of their land for European settlement through a policy of confiscation and saw that their best hope of keeping their homes, lands and status lay in taking up arms.
According to Māori legend the Karioi was a jilted Māori Princess who, upon discovering that love was lost, lay down and rests until this day.
According to the Waitangi Tribunal, the arrests were invalid: the land was not Crown land and therefore it was the army, not Māori, who were trespassing.
According to Māori norms, this warranted a violent retribution.
According to Māori mythology, the sun god, Tama-nui-te-rā, had two wives, the Summer Maid, Hine-raumati, and the Winter Maid, Hine-takurua.
According to Māori mythology, Taranaki once resided in the middle of the North Island, with all the other New Zealand volcanoes.
According to Māori legend Lake Manapouri was created by the tears of two sisters, Moturua and Koronae, who were daughters of an old chief in the region.
According to the 2006 Census, the Waiuku population's ethic origin was 75. 6 % European ; 17. 7 % Māori ; 3. 6 % Pacific peoples ; 3. 6 % Asian ; 0. 3 % Middle Eastern / Latin American / African ; and 11. 0 % other ethnicity.
According to the 2006 census, 3. 6 % of people in Waiuku speak Māori, compared with 2. 7 % of people for all of Auckland Region.
According to the Māori, Heaven ( Rangi ) and Earth ( Papa ) are themselves the source ' " ( Biggs 1966: 448 ).
According to Tamihere, traditional structures such as iwi do not reflect the reality of modern Māori life, and have proven inadequate for solving today's problems.
According to Tamihere, too many Māori " blam others for our failure ", and Māori need to " take responsibility for our own actions.
According to Māori tradition, the name Kaipara had its origins back in the 15th century when the Arawa chief, Kahumatamomoe, travelled to the Kaipara to visit his nephew at Pouto.
According to Māori legend, a giant fish was hooked and pulled to the surface by Polynesian navigator Maui and the fish turned into land which became the North Island.
According to Herries Beattie an old Māori name for Port Chalmers was ' Potakere ' or ' Pou-takere ' which may have indicated the hill where the tuahu, or altar, was sited.

According and legend
According to legend, Ambrose immediately and forcefully stopped Arianism in Milan.
According to legend, Castor and Pollux announced to one of their ancestors the victory of the Romans over the Latins at the battle of Lake Regillus, and, to confirm the truth of what they had just said, they stroked his black hair and beard, which immediately became red.
According to legend, Albertus Magnus is said to have discovered the philosopher's stone and passed it to his pupil Thomas Aquinas, shortly before his death.
According to a version of the Ariadne legend noted by Plutarch, Theseus abandoned Ariadne at Amathousa, where she died giving birth to her child and was buried in a sacred tomb.
According to the legend, it was where festive Adonia took place, in which athletes competed in hunting wild boars during sport competitions ; they also competed in dancing and singing, all to the honour of Adonis.
According to legend, this prompted Ananda to focus his efforts on the attainment of nibbana and he was able to reach the specified level of attainment before the calling of the conclave.
According to popular legend, his raiders gained access to the walled town with the aid of a local woman who sympathised with the rebellion, letting a small party in via the Market Street gate at midnight.
* Nicholas of Flue ( According to legend, he survived for nineteen years with no food except for the Eucharist.
According to the Aztec legend, Aztlán is a region ; Chicano nationalists have equated it with the Southwestern United States.
According to legend, the cross was erected over the kistvaen ( burial chamber ) of Childe the Hunter, who was Ordulf, son of Ordgar, an Anglo-Saxon Earl of Devon in the 11th century.
According to a legend, it is derived from the Forefather Čech, who brought the tribe of Czechs into its land.
According to the New American Bible, a Catholic Bible translation produced by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, the story of the Nephilim in Genesis 6: 1-4 " is apparently a fragment of an old legend that had borrowed much from ancient mythology ", and the " sons of God " mentioned in that passage are " celestial beings of mythology ".
According to a Sinhalese legend, Kandyan dances originated 250 years ago, from a magic ritual that broke the spell on a bewitched king.
According to one authority ( a legend on the 1489 map of Henricus Martellus Germanus ), Cão died off Cape Cross ; but João de Barros and others wrote of his return to the Congo, and subsequent taking of a native envoy to Portugal.
According to legend, the publication of his poem Hymn to the Pillory caused his audience at the pillory to throw flowers instead of the customary harmful and noxious objects and to drink to his health.
According to the legend Orestes founded Nemi together with Iphigenia.
According to the legend the flag, Dannebrog, was given to the Danes from God himself, and from that day forward, it was the flag of Denmark and the Danish kings.
According to British legend ( see: Historia Brittonum ) the territory known later as Essex was ceded by the Britons to the Saxons following the infamous Brad y Cyllyll Hirion event which occurred ca.
According to a well-known legend, Hengist and Horsa, two brothers, landed in 449 as mercenaries for a British king, Vortigern.
According to a Jewish legend, one of the Essenes, named Menachem, had passed at least some of his mystical knowledge to the Talmudic mystic Nehunya ben HaKanah, to whom the Kabbalistic tradition attributes Sefer HaBahir and, by some opinions, Sefer HaKanah, Sefer HaPeliah and Sefer HaTemunah.
According to the legendary account in the Kojiki, Emperor Jimmu would have been born on 13 February 711 BC ( the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar ), and died, again according to legend, on 11 March 585 BC ( both dates according to the lunisolar traditional Japanese calendar ).
According to legend, he was the first Japanese emperor to drink tea.
According to one version of the legend, Chūai's son was born three years after the death of Chūai, which lends further support to the notion that the stories surrounding him are based on myth rather than actual events.
According to legend, Dolley Madison was referred to as " First Lady " in 1849 at her funeral in a eulogy delivered by President Zachary Taylor.
According to the Polish Kabbalist, " the legend was known to several persons, thus allowing us to speculate that the legend had indeed circulated for some time before it was committed to writing and, consequently, we may assume that its origins are to be traced to the generation immediately following the death of R. Eliyahu, if not earlier.

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