Rakataura and his men cutting down the tree to build the tainui waka.
They cut it down all day and by late evening the job was done.
The seven carvers then built the tainui waka.
The crew first sailed to Rarotonga on their way to Aotearoa to restock and rest on their journey.
When they sighted landed they landed there-whangaparoa area on the east coast.
Hotorua saw that there were other wakas aleady there so he made a fire and charred some timber to make an aged affect. He used the timber to make an alter, making it look like tainui had been there for some time.