NZ a legendary Pacific island from which the Māoris migrated to New Zealand by canoe
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One tribe declared that long ago in far-off Hawaiki a chief hated another, but was too weak to do him harm.History of Australia and New Zealand | Alexander Sutherland
Another legend relates that in Hawaiki the people were fighting, and a tribe being beaten was forced to leave the island.History of Australia and New Zealand | Alexander Sutherland
Tahiti seems to have been a center of dispersal, as Percy Smith has pointed out in his interesting book "Hawaiki."The Pacific Triangle | Sydney Greenbie
A Rarotongan legend relates that in Hawaiki two new fruits were found, and the vari discarded.White Shadows in the South Seas | Frederick O'Brien
The seed of our coming is from Hawaiki; the seed of our nourishing, the seed of mankind.