In the beginning Tane created a beautiful forest with giant trees. Lizards crawled, birds sang and insects buzzed.
But then Tane stepped on five weta. So Tane gave them five new protections.
They were cave weta which lived in caves and Giant Weta that lived in bark, bushes and river flats. Then there’s Tree Weta that live in forest trees and Ground Weta that live in tunnels in the earth. Finally Tusked Weta that live in tree holes.
At the end some went far and some went near and they all lived in their new homes.
Retold by H.P.