Author(s): Aunty Bea - Piatarihi Tui Yates
Tamatekapua was a young mischievous boy who lived in "Hawaiiki", with his brother Whakaturia they got into all sorts of mischief which led them to finally building a waka and taking some of their people in search of a new land and home in Aotearoa. The story tells about these times, the voyage and finally landing on the shores of Aotearoa. Tamatekapu named many well known landmarks such as Rangitoto Island in Auckland. They sailed on down the coast to finally settle at Maketu. The people of the Arawa waka then gradually spread across the land to Rotorua and down to Taupo. The story is fun, informative and factual.