One of the canoes in which the ancestors of the Māori people came from Hawaiki to New Zealand. This was the canoe of Takeretō. He was told by Kupe to set off for New Zealand.



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 453.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 2:188.