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  • "Pania of the Reef: The Legend." Te Ao Hou 10 (1955): 20-21.
  • An account in Māori and English of the legend of Pania, the beautiful sea maiden who lived near Hukarere Point and swam to the shore every evening and returned to the sea every morning. She married and gave birth to a child, and her husband consulted a tohunga for an invocation which would prevent him losing Pania and the child to the world of the sea. Unfortunately the invocation failed and the child was turned into a taniwha and Pania was turned into a fishing rock from which many varieties of fish could be caught.