He was a Ngāti Tuwharetoa chief in the Taupo district.
- Māori Poetry: An Introductory Anthology. Ed. Margaret Orbell. Auckland, N.Z.: Heinemann, 1978. 90.
- "He Waiata Tangi Mo Rangiaho/ A Lament For Rangiaho." Nga Moteatea (The Songs) A Selection of Annotated Tribal Songs of the Māori with English Translations. Comp. Sir Apirana Ngata. Pt. 1. 1928. Rpt. Polynesian Soc. 1959. Facsim. ed. 1972 (with the addition of Sir Apirana Ngata’s draft introduction of 1949 and a page of errata to 1959 edition, supplied by Mr Pei Te Hurinui Jones). Rpt. 1974. Rpt. Auckland, N.Z.: Polynesian Soc., 1988. 208-209. [Explanations by Pei Te Hurinui]. Rpt. as "He tangi mo Rangiaho/Lament for Rangiaho." Māori Poetry: An Introductory Anthology. Ed. Margaret Orbell. Auckland, N.Z.: Heinemann, 1978. 42-43.
- This lament is for Herea’s wife Rangiaho, also an authoress of songs. [Ref. Nga Moteatea Part I: 209.] Margaret Orbell has written a note on this tangi in Māori Poetry (90).