A chief who came to New Zealand in the Tainui canoe, at the time of the Migration. He, with his own immediate followers, went from Kawhia to Maketu and burnt the Arawa canoe (which was at that time hauled up on shore) by casting a fiery dart across the river from the opposite bank.

Raumati was killed by Hatupatu, at Maunganui, a mountain at the entrance to Tauranga Harbour, his head was stuck upon a post at Panipani or at Maketu.



  • Grey, Sir George. (1922). Polynesian Mythology. Londen: George Routledge & Sons, pp. 117 ff., 126, 146.
  • Shortland, Edward. (1856). Traditions and Superstitions of the New Zealanders. London: Longmans Green, p. 15.
  • 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.