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Te Wai-roa District

Te Wai-roa District.

These people also gained a double-barrelled title:—

"Te Wai-roa Ho-pu-pu, ho-ngenengene, matangi-rau," and also "Te Wairoa tapoko-rau" (Wai-roa full of lumps, unevenness and objectionable mind, and Te Wai-roa boggy holes.)

The first of these denotes the disagreeableness and spiteful mind of the people, and finally combined.

The second is a warning of the danger of falling into the arms of pretty maidens. "Nga tukemata nui o Kahungunu." (The broad-handsome face of Kahungunu.)