A son of Tama-te-kapua, and father of Taramainuku. Tuhoro and his brother Kahu-mata-momoe went to Maketa, and built a house named Whitingakongako. Their pa (fort) was called Koari. Kahu had a cultivation named Parawai. Tuhoro quarrelled with Kahu, who was working in his garden, and tore from Kahu's ear the celebrated greenstone (jade) ornament Kaukau-matua. The incantations over Tuhoro and the wanderings of his brothers and himself form a very valuable part of our knowledge of the ancient Māori people.



  • Shortland, Edward. (1882). Maori Religion and Mythology. London: Longmans Green, pp. 53 ff.
  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 546.

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