What Was The “Great Fleet”? The Great Fleet Was When Kupe Went Back To The Legendary Island Hawaiki And Brought Back 7 Waka With Maori People, Chickens, Dogs, Pigs And Other Things To Settle Into The Land.
Hawaiki Has Never Been Able To Be Found, That’s Why Its Legendary.
The Māori word Hawaiki figures in legends about the arrival of the Māori in Aotearoa (New Zealand). The same concept appears in other Polynesian cultures, the name appearing variously as Havaiki, Havai'i, or 'Avaiki in other Polynesian languages, though Hawaiki or the misspelling "Hawaiiki" appear to have become the most common variants used inEnglish. Even though the Sāmoans have preserved no traditions of having originated elsewhere, the name of the largest Sāmoan island Savai ʻ i preserves a cognate with the wordHawaiki, as does the name of the Polynesian islands of Hawai ʻ i (the ʻ okina denoting a glottal stop that replaces the "k" in some Polynesian languages).
In several island groups including New Zealand and the Marquesas the term has been recorded as associated with the underworld and death.  William Wyatt Gill discusses at length the legends about 'Avaiki as the underworld or Hades of Mangaia in the Cook Islands.  Gill (1876:155) records a proverb: Ua po Avaiki, ua ao nunga nei – 'Tis night now in spirit- land, for 'tis light in this upper world." Tregear (1891:392) also records the term Avaiki as meaning "underworld" at Mangaia, probably sourced from Gill.  There is of course no real contradiction in Hawaiki being the ancestral homeland (that is, the dwelling place of the ancestors) and the underworld, which is also the dwelling place of the ancestors and the spirits. Other possible cognates of the word Hawaiki include sauali'i ("spirits" in Sāmoan) and hou'eiki ("chiefs" in Tongan). This has led some scholars to hypothesize that the wordHawaiki, and, by extension, Savai'i and Hawai ʻ i, may not, in fact, have originally referred to a geographical place, but rather to chiefly ancestors and the chief-based social structure that pre-colonial Polynesia typically exhibited (Taumoefolau 1996).
- http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hawaiki In Easter Island, the name of the mythical home country appears as Hiva. According to Thor Heyerdahl Hiva allegedly lay east of the island. Sebastian Englert records: He-kî Hau Maka: "He kaiga iroto i te raá, iruga! Ka-oho korua, ka- û'i i te kaiga mo noho o te Ariki O'Hotu Matu'a! [Translation:] "The island towards the sun, above! Go, see the island where King Hotu Matu'a will go and live!" Englert puts forward that Hiva lies to the West of the island.  The name "Hiva" is found in the Marquesas Islands, in the names of several islands: Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oa and Fatu Hiva(although in Fatu Hiva the "hiva" element may be a different word, ʻ iva). It is also notable that in the Hawaiian Islands, the ancestral homeland is called Kahiki (a cognate of Tahiti, where at least part of the Hawaiian population came from).