"Fruit." An evil-minded man of ancient times. He practiced the evil deeds of Tū-mata-uenga and Rongo-ma-rae-roa.

It is also the name of a person who was in the canoe of Whiro, and of the father of the boy slain by Whiro before starting.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 88.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 1:168, 2:11, 15.