The chief of the Mahuhu canoe in the Migration of the Māori people from Hawaiki to New Zealand. He was drowned in the upsetting of the canoe; his body was eaten by the araara fish, since held sacred by the Ngapuhi and Rarawa tribes, which claim descent from Rongo-mai.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 425.

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