"Flat." One of the wives of Tāne, who begat by her the kiwi. This bird is often alluded to in myth and song as "the hidden bird of Tāne," and "The nightbird of Tāne."



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 151.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:143.