Origin: Maori (Māori) Mythology, New Zealand
Utakura was one of the eleven taniwha sons of Araiteuru (Āraiteuru) of Hokianga Harbour.  Each of her eleven sons took a journey to see the country in which they lived, and each left his own mark on the harbor or surrounding country side. 
Following his brother's success, Utakura left home to see Waihou's new home. He managed to traverse quite a long journey, only to be stopped by Korotangi Falls and enclosed by a steep gorge. In the end, he made his home in the pool by the falls. 
- Araiteuru (Āraiteuru)
- Wairere / Waireira
- Orbell 13
- Gregory - The Hokianga Harbour. Link defunct: <http://www.tki.org.nz/r/farnet_new/te_kupenga/hokianga.php>
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