Previously, this large marae was called Tu-Matamata-Hia. Formerly, a terrible battle took place between the heroes of Kings Tu-Mata-ira and Tutu-Ai-Aro. The battle was fierce and lasted until sunset. During this confrontation, Tu-Mata-ira was defeated and his spear cut into four pieces.
Google Soop Translated From Tahiti Heritage
Thousands of kilometres from anywhere, French Polynesia is the place to indulge yourself. Tahiti evokes images of tropical fruit dripping from strange trees... of translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons... of sun-drenched, sandy beaches, and psychedelic coral. A visit to Tahiti and her islands is akin to stumbling upon a parallel universe where fantasy is just another form of reality and hedonistic daydreams come to life. French Polynesia has captivated the world's imagination since 19th-century European explorers first set foot upon her steamy shores."