The name of Paikea in Hawaiki. Otherwise said to be the eldest son of Ue-nuku. His brother Rua-tapu was jealous of his status, Kahu-tia-te-rangi having been begotten "on the royal mat," and slew him along with the first-born of families. Kahu-tia-te-rangi wore the head-dress called Titi-reia (the plume envied by all), a symbol of his status.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 115.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 3:9.