A fair girl for whose sake Takarangi, a warrior of the enemy's party, stopped the combat in order to give water to her and her father, Rangi-rā-runga, when the Whakarewa Pa at Taranaki was being besieged. Their daughter, Rongouaroa, was married to Te Whiti. Among the descendants of Takarangi and Rau-mahora is the noted chief Te Puni, of Pitoone (near Wellington).



  • Grey, Sir George. (1855). Polynesian Mythology. Auckland: Brett, p. 184.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 403.

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