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The fantail has 20 or 30 different Māori names. As well as Tīwaiwaka, it is commonly called Pīwakawaka, Tīwakawaka or Tīrairaka. In one tradition, it was the fantail that caused Māui’s death, so it is a harbinger of death when seen inside in a house. A fidgety person is described as a fantail’s tail, because of the bird’s restless movements. These restless birds are sure to follow you through the bush during our Guided Hikes.