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1. (personal name) atua of earthquakes and the youngest child of Rangi-nui and Papa-tū-ā-nuku. Also known as Rūaimoko.
I te tekau tau atu i 1860 e mahi hoko whenua taupetupetu tonu ana a Te Mānihera. Inarā i te tau 1862, ka hokona e ia te whenua i Te Pūata (Tāheke rānei), ki te kāwanatanga. Ko tērā whenua nā Rūaumoko i puha ake i te tapa tonu o te moana o Wairarapa i te tau 1855 (TTR 1990:286). / Te Mānihera was still involved in disputed land deals through the 1860s. For example, in 1862 he sold the land at Te Pūata (or Tāheke) to the government. That land had been raised above the Wairarapa lake level by the 1855 earthquake.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 74-96;)
See also Rūaimoko