Story: Patupaiarehe



The pūtōrino is a type of flute which, along with the kōauau (another flute), were played expertly by patupaiarehe. It is said that while playing their music they were able to lure young women into their clutches.

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How to cite this page:

Martin Wikaira, 'Patupaiarehe - Encounters with patupaiarehe', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Martin Wikaira, published 24 Sep 2007