One day Maui said to his four brothers "the sun moves to fast, how could we ever get anything done through out the day". So they sat and thought.
Maui had a plan they would spend the night making a net out of strong harakeke, and then in the morning as the sun rose they would trap the sun in the flax net they had made.
As the sun rose, Maui told his brothers to throw the ropes over the sun. When the sun was secure Maui hit him with his hook and the sun said "you will kill me" then Maui said "not kill i will tire you out" and so thats what maui did.
When the sun was tired and beaten Maui told his brothers to lossen the ropes so that the sun could move but only slowly.