The wife of Tū-huruhuru, the son of Tinirau and Hina. She had several children, among whom are Tū-whakararo, Mairatea, Reimatua, and Whakatau-poteku.

By another legend, she is said to be the wife of Tū-whakararo, who was the son of Rata and father of Whakatau. Whakatau was born in a miraculous manner, from the girdle or apron which Apakura threw into the ocean; and the child was fashioned by the sea god Rongo-takawiu.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 72.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 15.

This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.