Story: Tangaroa – the sea

Playing the pūtorino

Playing the pūtorino

Awhina Tamarapa (affiliated with the Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Ruanui tribes) plays the pūtorino. Raukatauri, the goddess of flute music, was one of the group convened by Hineteiwaiwa to capture Kae, the priest who ate Tinirau’s pet whale.

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How to cite this page:

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, 'Tangaroa – the sea - Tinirau and Kae', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, published 12 Jun 2006