The seed of our coming is from hawaiki; the seed of our nourishing, the seed of mankind.
One tribe declared that long ago in far-off hawaiki a chief hated another, but was too weak to do him harm.
The sun in the form of a man climbed up from Avaiki (hawaiki).
Tahiti seems to have been a center of dispersal, as Percy Smith has pointed out in his interesting book "hawaiki."
A Rarotongan legend relates that in hawaiki two new fruits were found, and the vari discarded.
The New Zealanders mention the names of the canoes in which their ancestors fled from the old home hawaiki.
Another legend relates that in hawaiki the people were fighting, and a tribe being beaten was forced to leave the island.