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Tūhoronuku, the kite that Rahiri used to bring peace between his two sons, Uenuku and Kaharau.

The kite symbolizes its use as a peacemaker, dispute settler and icon for bringing the two coasts of Ngāpuhi together and unifying Ngāpuhi.  From this event came the famous Ngāpuhi whakatauki.

Ka mimiti te puna i Taumārere

Ka toto te puna i Hokianga

Ka toto te puna i Taumārere

Ka mimiti te puna i Hokianga

 

When the fountain of Taumārere is empty

The fountain of Hokianga is full

When the fountain of Taumārere is full

The fountain of Hokianga is empty