The waka Tinana (later relaunched as Mamaru) landed at Tauroa near Ahipara. The chief man, Tumoana, laid claim to the land between Hokianga and Ahipara, as far inland as the mountains Mangamuka and Maungataniwha. Later Tumoana returned to Hawaiiki, but his daughter Kahutianui and son Tamahotu remained at Tauroa. The canoe eventually returned, adzed a second time and renamed as Mamaru, with Tumoana's nephew Parata on board. Directly descending from Tumoana was Houpure (his great grandson) who married Paengatai; from them came Taranga. Their descendants were known as Ngati Houpure, who later became the tribe Te Rarawa.
The multiple linkages in Muriwhenua are well shown by the whakapapa of Wheeru, an important ancestor claimed by most inhabitant groups in Muriwhenua. Wheeru's descendants have at least six canoe descent lines from Kurahaupo (through Pohurihanga, Tohe, Waimirirangi, More); from Tinana (Tumoana, Houpure, Taranga, Tahuhu, Pororua, Ngataiawa and Taimania who married Wheeru); from Mamari (Ruanui 1st); Matawhaorua (Kupe) and Ngatokimatawhaorua (Nukutawhiti, Ruanui 2nd); and from Mahuhukiterangi (Whakatau, Ruanui 1st and Ruatapu). Others of their tupuna, such as Tamatea or Kahu, reveal networks of similar complexity.