A tipua that has for ages revolved in regular circles in a pool of the Wheao River, but which has been unable to escape down the river. It is a simple knot of totara wood, but it has mana of a sort, and interference with this log of wood brings on heavy rains.



  • Gudgeon, W. E. (1906). "Tipua Kura... Spirit World." Journal of the Polynesian Society 15:27-58.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 72.