The youngest sister of Poporokewa, the chief of the Ati-Hapai tribe. This chief had married Mairatea, the daughter of Tū-huruhuru (son of Tinirau and Hina). Mairatea's brother, Tū-whakararo, coming on a visit to her, fell in love with Maurea, who, for his sake, jilted a former lover. This lover killed Tū-whakararo in a cowardly manner. The murder was the cause of war, and of the burning of the great Wharekura (temple) of the tribe. This temple was named Te Uru-o-Manono.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, pp. 61 ff.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 237.

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