The canoe of Whiro-nui. It arrived eight months before the Flood, called Te Tai-a-Ruatapu (see Rua-tapu). Both insects and lizards were brought in it. The ancestors of Porourangi, from whom spring the men of Ngāti-porou, came in this canoe.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 21, 272.