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roto Play

1. (noun) lake.

I te ahiahi i a rāua e whakawhiti ana i te roto i runga pōti, ka rere tata mai ētahi wāna ki a rāua (HKW 7/1899:s1). / In the evening as they were crossing the lake by boat, some swans glided close to them.


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2. (noun) wetlands, swamp.

Kei te koretī mai te mātā i rō te roto (TW 21/2/1876:78). / The fernbird is calling in the wetlands.


kōpūpū Play

1. (verb) to be blistered.


2. (noun) blister.


3. (noun) lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Schoenoplectus validus - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

See also kāpūngāwhā


paopao Play

1. (noun) lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Schoenoplectus validus - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

See also kāpūngāwhā


kūwāwā Play

1. (noun) lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Schoenoplectus validus - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

See also kāpūngāwhā


papao Play

1. (noun) lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Schoenoplectus validus - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

See also kāpūngāwhā


kāpūngāwhā Play

1. (noun) lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Schoenoplectus validus - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.


wāwā Play

1. lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

See also kāpūngāwhā


mana moana Play

1. (noun) authority over the sea and lakes - although this is a modern term, the concept of authority over lakes and parts of the sea (mana o te moana) is traditional. According to Māori custom, land rights extended as well to adjacent sea or lakes with fixed boundaries for inshore and deep-sea fishing and the gathering of seafood.

Me hoki atu au ki te āhua o ngā kōrero kua hua ake i roto i ēnei rā: te mana whenua, te mana tangata me te kararehe hou nei, te mana moana (Wh4 2004:239). / Let me return to the types of terms being used today: 'mana whenua' (authority over land), 'mana tangata' (inherited status) and this new beast 'mana moana' (authority over the sea).

See also mana o te moana


kōpūngāwhā Play

1. (noun) lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Schoenoplectus validus - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

See also kāpūngāwhā


kōpūpūngāwhā Play

1. (noun) lake club-rush, soft-stem bulrush, true bulrush, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Schoenoplectus validus - a tall, spiky, sedge found in shallow, freshwater and estuarine habitats. It can grow in more brackish habitats than kuta, and is found on the margins of rivers, lakes and ponds up to 300 m above sea level. Growth is seasonal with stems dying back over winter. Harvested in summer, the stems are hung in bundles and dried. The stems contain white spongy pith, which gives some insulation when used to make sleeping mats. Found throughout the North Island. In the South Island it is found in southern Nelson, Marlborough and Westland, as well as at Christchurch and in and near Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere.

See also kāpūngāwhā


takere Play

1. (verb) to be partly filled.

Tae rawa mai ki a au, kua āhua takere kē te wai o roto o te tāpu (HP 1991:52). / When my turn eventually arrived the water in the bath was only partly full.


2. (noun) bottom.

Kia roa e takoto ana te wai paruparu, kua kōratarata, kua noho mai ngā waipara ki te takere (PK 2008:1051). / When dirty water has been lying for a long time it clears and the sediment settles at the bottom.


3. (noun) seabed, riverbed, lake bed, channel (especially of the sea, rivers and lakes).

Kei ngā takere me ngā tahatika o ngā awa ngā toka pounamu (Te Ara 2013). / The greenstone boulders are in the bottom and the banks of the rivers.


4. (noun) hull (of a canoe).

He mea tono e ia kia haria mai i Tūākau te takere o te waka taua tawhito nei, o Te Winika, ki Tūrangawaewae (TTR 1998:143). / She had the hull of an old war canoe, Te Winika, brought from Tuakau to Tūrangawaewae.

See also tangere


Wairewa Play

1. (location) Lake Forsyth (Banks Peninsula).


pareparenga Play

1. (noun) bank of a river, lake or pool.

Ka haha te tangata rā i ngā pareparenga o te waiariki rā, rapu rawa atu, e takoto whakamaoko ana i raro i ngā tauwharenga kōwhatu (Biggs 1997:119). / That man searched along the sides of the hot pool where she was lying crouched under the overhanging ledges.


Ari Play

1. (location) Mount Alfred (north of Glenorchy and Lake Whakatipu).


Aroarokāehe Play

1. (location) Mount Sefton (north-west of Lake Pūkakī).


Awa-whakatipu, Te Play

1. (location) Dart River (flows into the northern end of Lake Whakatipu).


Hikurangi Play

1. (location) North Mavora Lake (Fiordland).


2. (location) Also a name from Hawaiki used for several mountains in Aotearoa/New Zealand.


Hōkā-kura Play

1. (location) Lake Sumner (north central South Island).


Kā Mauka Whakatipu Play

1. (location) Ailsa and Humbolt mountains (north-west of Lake Whakatipu).


Kā Papa Toitoi Play

1. (location) Treble Cone (mountain west of Lake Wānaka).


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