Te Pōhue is commonly known as
Te Pōhue is one of the legendary homes of the patupaiarehe (fairies) who made their pā around many of the craggy peaks atop the hills of Whakaraupō (Lyttelton Harbour) and the rest of Horomaka (Banks Peninsula).
The patupaiarehe were said to be small, fair people who shunned the daylight. They commonly emerged only when the fogs descended and could be detected by their singing and playing of wooden or bone flutes.
- James Cowan, Māori Folk Tales of the Port Hills, Canterbury, New Zealand, Third Edition, facsimile of First Edition, with index, Cadsonbury Publications, 1995. (First published 1923)