The daughter of Toto, a chief of Hawaiki. To her the canoe Matahōrua was given by her father. She, her husband, Hotu-rapa, and their friend Kupe, went out fishing in the Matahōrua, when Kupe induced Hotu-rapa to dive into the water to free one of the lines. As soon as Hotu-rapa was overboard, Kupe set sail for New Zealand with the woman.

In a different version, Kupe and Hotu-rapa went out together, and when Hotu-rapa had made his plunge, Kupe quickly peddled to shore from whence he abducted Kura-maro-tini.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 129.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 185.

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