The battle of Kūititanga, which took place in 1839, settled the competition for land and resources between Te Āti Awa and Ngāti Raukawa, with a victory for Te Āti Awa. This was foreseen by a priest, Kuku-rarangi. The words of his prophecy are given here.
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Reference: S. P. Smith, History and traditions of the Taranaki coast. New Plymouth: Thomas Avery, 1910, p. 555
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