One of the canoes in which the ancestors of the Māori people came from Hawaiki to New Zealand. It accompanied the Aotea. The chief was called Pōrua. After being storm-beaten, and putting into the small island of Rangitahua to refit, it again sailed, but was lost with all hands on the reef of Taputapuātea.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, pp. 21, 418.