A great chief or priest in Hawaiki. He, with his chiefs Kauika-nui and Kauika-roa, and others, entered the temple called Wharekura and broke the sacred staff of Mai-i-Rangi, which caused troubles, ending in the building being burnt.



  • Taylor, Richard. (1855). Te Ika a Maui, pp. 175, 177.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 136.

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