"Trot." A chief of great power in New Zealand when Kāhukura first came from Hawaiki bringing the kumara (sweet potato). Before that time, Toi had taught man to eat fern-root and the stem of the the ti'i — hence the proverb "Te kai rakau a Toi" (the timber-food of Toi).



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  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, pp. 3:99, 114.