The name of a chief of the fairies, the patupaiarehe. He is mentioned in a karakia (incantation): —

"Alas! for this day
Which now oppresses me.
I stretched out my hand
To the mate of Tirini.
Followed were my footsteps,
And charmed was returning love,
At Pirongia there.
This the dreaded tribe is undone,
Tiki and Nukupouri
And Whanawhana
And I Rangi-pouri:
I carried off the woman,
I the first agressor:
I went to enter the house of Ruarangi,
To stretch out my hand,
To touch the Māori skin.
The boundary is oven-marked,
To prevent its being moved aside,
To guard the wife in safety."



  • Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, p. 50.