"One head." The twin of Kakana-tahi, who were messengers. They were sent for food and, having found it, they stayed to eat it, and did not come back. Uru-tahi was the mother or tutelary goddess of the koko (tui bird).



  • Tregear, Edward. (1891). Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary. Wellington: Government Printer, p. 581.
  • White, John. (1887). Ancient History of the Maori. 6 vols. Wellington: G. Didsbury, Government Printer, p. 1:142.