The name of a tāniwha or water monster resident at Manukau. He lured another taniwha named Ureia to his abode and destroyed him, hence the proverb "Haumia whakatere taniwha."

It is also the name of an ancestress of the water monster Paikea.



  • Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 77.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 54.