The wind of Pungawere, a wind which was blowing when Ngātoro-i-rangi set out from New Zealand to Hawaiki to revenge the curse of Manaia. This wind took the canoe there in seven days and nights. The wind also blew when Ngātori brought destruction upon Manaia by his incantations.

Karihi was blown upon by the "wind of Pungawere" when climbing to the heavenly vine, up which Tāwhaki climbed in safety.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, pp. 102, 106.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 375.

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