Or Tairea, one of the canoes in which the ancestors of the Māori people came from Hawaiki to New Zealand. It was commanded by Tamatea-rō-kai. The crew landed at Rangatapu (near Waingongoro River, Waimate Plains, Taranaki), and saw moa bones and ovens there. Ancestors of Ngatiruanui came in the Rangiuamutu.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 21, 394, 448.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 2:183.

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