The fourth (upwards) of the ten Māori heavens. The Water of Life, Te Waiora-o-Tāne, was in this heaven. It is the origin of the souls of newborn children. The lord of the Hau-ora heaven is Tāwhaki.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 55, 168.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:Appendix.