Wood fairies or forest elves ("the multitude of the forest elves"): Ka tau te Tini o te Hakuturi i tana tau. They were also called the "offspring of Tāne," that is, of Tāne-mahuta, the lord of forests. Called "the host of Hakuturi, or Rorotini, and Ponaua." From the last word it would imply relationship with the Ponaturi.

The Hakuturi made the tree felled by Rata stand up again, and finally made his canoe, which was name Tuirangi.



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