Ko Rākaihautū te kaiwhakatere o te waka a Uruao, koia anō hoki te tipuna nui o Waitaha, te iwi tōmua ki Te Wai Pounamu. E ai ki te kōrero, nāna ngā pae maunga o Te Wai Pounamu i tūhura, nāna hoki ngā roto nui i keri. Kei Te Whare Wānanga o Lincoln i Waitaha tētahi whakairo nā Chris Booth, e whakanui ana i ngā haere a Rākaihautū. I hangaia te whakairo i ngā kōhatu i horo mai i ngā maunga ikeike ki uta, kia hangaa ko Ngā Pakihi Whakatekateka o Waitaha (Canterbury Plains).
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