Pāoa left the Horouta canoe at Ōhiwa Harbour because it needed repairs to its haumi (bow-piece). He walked inland and climbed a mountain which had suitable timber to fix the canoe, so he named it Maunga Haumi (bow-piece mountain). Pāoa had hoped to float the wood to the coast, but there were no significant rivers, so he urinated the Waipāoa, Waioeka and Mōtū rivers into being.
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