Mangōroa, Te Play
1. (location) The Milky Way - a band of light crossing the sky, made up of vast numbers of faint stars.
Ko Matariki kei Papa-whakatangitangi, e whitu ngā pō ki reira ka tae ki Māhu-tū, ka tae tēnei ki ngā pō o Tangaroa, ko te tekau mā ono tēnei o ngā rā o Hune, ka puta ake i te hiku o Te Mangōroa (TTT 1/6/1922:10). / The Pleiades is at Papa-whakatangitangi for seven nights and then arrives at Māhu-tū and this is the night of Tangaroa, the 16th of June, when it appears in the tail of the Milky Way.