Tamatea Arikinui’s son was Rongokako, a tohunga who could take giant strides. In the contest with Pāoa to win the hand of Muriwhenua, he strode across land and sea, leaving footprints at Kahurānaki in the Heretaunga area, Kirihaehae at Māhia, and Te Tapuwae o Rongokako near Whāngārā.
Rongokako and Muriwhenua had a son, Tamatea Ure Haea (Tamatea the circumcised). He was also known as Tamatea-pōkai-Whenua-pōkai-Moana (Tamatea who traveled overland, over the sea) because he circumnavigated New Zealand. This version of his name is incorporated in one of the world’s longest place names:
It was at this spot, near Pōrangahau, that Tamatea played the flute to his lover.