1. (noun) canoe, vehicle, conveyance, spirit medium, medium (of an atua).
Ko ngā tiriti o tērā tāone kapi tonu i ngā tū āhua waka o te Pākehā, mai i te hōiho kawekawe mīti a te pūtia tae noa ki ngā tū āhua katoa o te taramukā (TP 10/1909:3). / The streets of that town are full of all sorts of vehicles of the Pākehā, from the horse carrying the butcher’s meat to all sorts of tramcars.
2. long narrow receptacle, box (for feathers).
Ka tata ki te rau tau mai ki 1900, ka tahuri a Ānaha ki te whakairo taonga itiiti nei, hei hokohoko ki ngā Pākehā. He ipu, he kumete, he waka huia, he paipa hei kai tōrori, he pouaka māti, me ētehi taonga hei whakaahua i ngā mea o te ao tawhito (TTR 1990:262). / Around the turn of the century Anaha was involved in the production of smaller carvings for sale to Europeans. These were containers, bowls, carved jewellery boxes, tobacco pipes, tinder boxes and replicas of traditional artefacts.
See also waka huia
3. (noun) water trough.
Ka whakakīia te waka ki te wai, ka haramai ngā kererū ki te inu. Ka whakairia he tāhere ki ngā taha o te waka, kia tau mai he manu ki te inu kua mau (Te Ara 2013). / The trough was filled with water, and kererū would come to drink. Snares were set on either side of the trough, and when the birds landed to drink they were caught.
4. (noun) allied kinship groups descended from the crew of a canoe which migrated to New Zealand and occupying a set territory.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 48; Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 27-31; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 210-219;)
1. (noun) ambulance.
Nō ngā tau 1937 me 1938 i puta anō hoki ia i ana whakamātautau mō te Kāhui o Hoani, ā, e ruarua nei ngā tau e tūmau tūao mai ana ia i ngā waka tūroro o te rohe o Tūtaenui (TTR 2000:6). / He also passed St John Ambulance Association exams in 1937 and 1938, serving as a volunteer ambulance attendant in the Marton area for several years.
1. (noun) burial chest, coffin, canoe for a corpse.
I te ūnga ki uta o ngā waka tūpāpaku rā ka peke atu ngā uri o Toroa-ihurua ka haria ngā tūpāpaku rā ka kainga hei whakaea i tō rātou mate (NIT 1995:253). / When the canoes of bodies came ashore Toroa-ihurua's descendants took those bodies and ate them to avenge their defeat.
1. (noun) war canoe.
I te tau 1886, e ai tā te kōrero, i mua tata atu o te pakarutanga o Tarawera, ka kitea he waka taua e hoe ana i roto o Tarawera Moana, e hautū ana ngā kaihautū, e ngū ana ngā kaihoe (TP 1/1/1901:7). / According to accounts, in 1886, just before the Tarawera eruption, a war canoe was seen paddling on Lake Tarawera. The leaders were calling the timing and the paddlers were silent.
1. (noun) fishing canoe with a carved figurehead and vertical stern piece.
Kāore he whakanikoniko o ngā whakairo kei ngā waka tētē. He heriheri tāngata, utanga te mahi a ēnei waka; ka rere mā ngā awa me te takutai (Te Ara 2013). / Waka tētē had simpler carving without adornment. The purpose of these canoes was to carry people and goods along rivers and the coast.
1. (noun) dugout canoe without attached sides.