A chief, a descendant of Tūa-roto-rua. He and his tribe occupied the island of Mokoia. Mataaho, with his friend Kawaarere, killed Pōtaka-tāwhiti, the dog of Ue-nuku-kopako, and this led to fierce war in the Rotorua country.



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  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 222.

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