Kiore-pota and Kiore-roa were two personages conquered by Rata. For them the invocation was repeated (by Rata) which commences: Kiore, Kiore, mataki, te whakarua.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 149.
  • Wohlers, J. F. H. (1875). "Mythology and Tradition of the Maori." New Zealand Institute, Transactions 7:3-53, p. 47.

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