The name of certain perpendicular stones set up between Kerikeri and Kaitaia. They are sacred to ancestors, and people after passing them chant the charm called Whakau. These stones are also called Whakarara.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 42.
  • White, John. (1885). "Maori Customs and Superstitions." In T. W. Gudgeon, History and Doings of the Maoris from 1820 to 1840. Auckland: Brett, pp. 97-225, p. 108.