Or Mata-atua, one of the canoes in which the ancestors of the Māori people came from Hawaiki to New Zealand. Some state that this canoe was the twin half of the Aotea, and not the Matahōrua. Rua'auru was the chief, and he brought the taro. In this canoe came ancesters of Ngāti-ruanui, Ngāti-kahungunu, Ngatiawa, and Whaka-tohea (of Whakatane).
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 21.
- White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 2:181.