The name of a fortified village built by Ngātoro-i-rangi on the island of Motiti, off Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty. In it was a large house ornamented with carved work, which he named Taimaihi-o-Rongo, and a large underground store for his sweet potatoes, which he named Te Marihope. Here Ngātoro was attacked by the forces of Manaia, in revenge for Ngātoro's expedition to Hawaiki, and the battle of Ihu-motomotokia.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 100.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 226.