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.