He was a corresponding member of the Polynesian Society.
- "The Finding of Te Awhiorangi/Te Kitetanga o Te Awhiorangi." Te Korimako 71 (1888). Rpt. in an abbreviated and translated form in Journal of the Polynesian Society 9.36 (1900): 229-233. Rpt. in Te Ao Hou 51 (1965): 39-42.
- Kauika writes of the rediscovery of the axe named Te Awhio-rangi by Tomai-rangi on 10 December, 1887. He recounts how the axe was brought to New Zealand. This article is written in Māori with English translation.
- "Tutae-Poroporo, Te Taniwha i Patua e Ao-Kehu, I Whanga-nui/Tutae-Poroporo, The Taniwha Slain by Ao-Kehu at Whanga-nui, New Zealand." Trans. S. Percy Smith. Journal of the Polynesian Society 13.50 (1904): 88-98.
- An account of Tu-ariki catching a shark while fishing in Whakatu (Nelson). He decided to take the shark back to his home in Rangitikei where, through special karakia, Tu-ariki transformed it into a taniwha. When a war-party from Whanganui killed Tu-ariki and took his body to Whanganui, the taniwha traced his master to the Whanganui river where he began to kill those who travelled on the river. Eventually Ao-kehu of Waitotara was persuaded to come and kill the taniwha.