A Māori chief who, according to legend, slew the lizard monster Hine-hua-rau at Wairarapa. His name was given to the lake Te Roto-a-Tara, at te Aute.
- Colenso, W. (1879). "Contributions Toward a Better Knowledge of the Maori Race." New Zealand Institute, Transactions 1:77-106, p. 85.
- Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 476.