'He oranga te wai,
He oranga te mātauranga, e rua, e rua"
He nui ngā rerekētanga tarei ō hei matar. He nui hoki nga momo kōrero whakapapa. Tētahi nei he kupu autaia o Māui tiki tiki a Taranga me tāna I hutia aketia Te Ika Māui e ringapū ana i te kawae runga o tōnā kula o Muriranga Whenua, tēnā i atua i te pūngao me te tūmatarau.
Tēnei taonga tipua e mau atuatanga, rautakinga me te kitenga wairua.
There are many different styles of Hei Matua.
There are also many different whakapapa kōrero (oral histories).
One of these, is the amazing adventures of Maui tiki tiki ā Tauranga and how he fished up Te Ika ā Maui (north island) using the jawbone of his kuia, Muriranga Whenua, which was imbued with much power and magic.
This taonga (amulet) represents innovation, transformation and spiritual awareness.