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kapua Play

1. (noun) cloud, bank of clouds.

He mātotoru tonu te tau atu o te hauhunga ki te whārua i ngā pō kapua kore, hau kore o te hōtoke (PK 2008:87). / The frost settles quite thickly in the valley on the cloudless, windless nights of winter.


kapua whakapipi Play

1. (noun) cumulus cloud.

Ka whaikōrero a Tamamutu, ka karanga ki te iwi o Tūwharetoa, "Tūwharetoa-i-te-aupōuri, ē! Kia pai te whakatere i te waka kei pariparia e te tai, ka mōnenehu te kura nei." Ka mutu tēnā. Ka kī anō ia, "Kawe atu anō ki waho, ka whakahokia mai anō ki te kapua whakapipi." (TP 3/1910:11). / Tamamutu made a speech, calling to the Tūwharetoa people, "Tūwharetoa-i-te-aupōuri, steer the canoe carefully or this treasure will be drenched by the spray." That said, he then said, "Carry it out, but return it here to the billowing clouds where strength is in reserve."


kapua waenga Play

1. (noun) alto cloud, altocumulus cloud.

Ko ngā kapua waenga, pērā i te kapua whakapipi (RP 2009:240). / Altocumulus clouds are like cumulus cloud.


waewae kai kapua Play

1. (noun) adventurous person, risk-taker, one with fanciful ideas, dreamer.

Kāore e tae te waewae pakiaka ki te waewae kai kapua (NP 2001:174). / Never will the foot stumbling on roots overtake the adventurous person. - a whakataukī used to refer to how an adventurous person or a risk-taker will succeed over the clumsy plodder.


Ō-tū-kapua-rangi Play

1. (location) Pink Terraces - destroyed in the Tarawera-Rotomahana eruption. Sometimes as Ōtūkapuarangi.

Ko ia te kaiārahi pekepoho o ngā tūruhi ki ngā tūāpapa o Ō-tū-kapua-rangi me Te Tarata i te moana o Rotomahana i mua i te hūnga o Tarawera Maunga i te tau 1886 (TTR 1994:25). / She was the principal tourist guides of the Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana before the eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 77-93;)


Mihi-ki-te-kapua Play

1. (personal name) (?-?1880) Tūhoe, Ngāti Ruapani; composer.


Ihenga Play

1. (personal name) Tama-te-kapua's grandson who, on arrival from Hawaiki, explored the Te Arawa territory.


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