When Hongi Hika decreed that a Ngāpuhi raiding party would spare only those of Te Arawa who passed between Te Ao-kapurangi's thighs, she stood astride the ridgepole of the meeting house on Mokoia Island while her relatives crowded into the house to take refuge.
Tāngia te kōrero katoa
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Reference: Jack Lang
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