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akeake Play

1. (noun) akeake, Dodonaea viscosa - a small tree with long, sometimes reddish leaves. Flowers greenish to reddish. Akeake wood is black, variegated with streaks of white and is very hard. It was used for making patu.

See also akerautangi


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2. (noun) Olearia avicenniifolia, Olearia traversii - shrubs or trees to 10 m tall with branches covered in silky hairs.


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3. (noun) poor land, infertile land.

He whenua pungapunga, akeake kē nei ēnei whenua o Pouākani, ā, nā te kore huarahi, mā runga pāti rawa e whakawhiti atu ai te tangata i te awa o Waikato... (TTR 2000:27). / This land of Pouākani was pumice-ridden and of poor quality, and because there were no roads a person must cross the Waikato river by barge...


akerautangi Play

1. (noun) akeake, Dodonaea viscosa - a small tree with long, sometimes reddish leaves. Flowers greenish to reddish. Akeake wood is black, variegated with streaks of white and is very hard. It was used for making patu.

Nō te taenga mai ka takoto ngā taonga, te parawai, te kaitaka, te kākahu-kura, he nui te taonga, he nui hoki te kaitaka harakeke nei, me ngā patu e rua, kotahi te patu he mere, he akerautangi tētahi, he ōnewa tētahi, ko Oneone te ingoa; ko te Haemata te mere akerautangi rā (JPS 1927:254). / On arrival the gifts were laid out, the fine cloaks of flax fiber and red-feather cloaks, many articles, including many mats and two weapons, one being a wooden mere of akerautangi wood, the other a dark grey stone weapon, the name of which was Oneone, that of the wooden weapon being the Haemata.


ake Play

1. (noun) akeake, Dodonaea viscosa - a small tree with long, sometimes reddish leaves. Flowers greenish to reddish. Akeake wood is black, variegated with streaks of white and is very hard. It was used for making patu.


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