The third division (upward) of the Māori heaven, the heaven of lakes. The spray splashing over is the rain and hail of the lower world. It is presided over by the god Maru.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 168, 279.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:Appendix.