A chief sent to attack Whakatau, when the latter attempted to burn Te Tihi-o-Manano. The story is very dim, and there is a play upon the names of Kahu (hawk) and Kaiaia (sparrowhawk). These chiefs flew, and were caught with nooses.



  • Shortland, Edward. (1856). Traditions and Superstitions of the New Zealanders. London: Longmans Green, p. 69.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 112.

This article incorporates text from Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary (1891) by Edward Tregear, which is in the public domain.