A man who is said to have been always willing to go and live at other people's houses, so he usually had his bedding rolled up, ready to start on a new visit. A proverb refers to those who, like him, are known to sponge on others, as Paheke's children: He takapau pokai nga uri o Paheke.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 299-300.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, 1:Appendix.

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