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huia Play

1. (noun) feathers of the huia, huia, Heteralocha acutirostris - a glossy black bird, now extinct, which had prized white-tipped tail feathers and orange wattles. Male had a stout, straight bill while the female's was longer and curved.

He koroa te pare o te Airihi, he kōtimana anō tō te Kōtimana, he rōhi tō te Ingarihi, he huia tō te Māori (TP 4/1900:11). / The shamrock is the emblem of the Irish, the thistle for the Scots, the rose for the English and the huia feather for the Māori.


papa huia Play

1. (noun) carved box for holding huia feathers.


waka huia Play

1. (noun) treasure box.

Ko te taonga mā Pirinihehe Ana he waka huia, pērā me te papahou, engari he paku iho (TWK 19:40). / The gift for Princess Ann was a waka huia (treasure box), which is like a papahou, but smaller.

See also waka


huia kaimanawa Play

1. treasure - a figurative expression for anything prized.

Haere rā, e te wai o aku kamo, hei hari kōrero atu ki te huia kaimanawa (W 1971:67). / Farewell, the tears from my eyes, and take the stories to the treasured one.


ngutu huia Play

1. (noun) talkative person, know-all, clever Dick.

He mōhio ake te ngutu huia rā i tō tātou kaiako! / That know-all is more knowledgeable than our teacher!


hui Play

1. (verb) (-a) to gather, congregate, assemble, meet.

Kua karangatia tēnei komiti kia hui anō ki te tari i Nēpia (TTT 1/7/1927:626). / This committee has been called to meet again at the office in Napier.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 122-128;)


2. (noun) gathering, meeting, assembly, seminar, conference.

Ki te haere ia ki ngā hui, me mau te tangata i tōna ake tauera (TTT 1/11/1927:686). / If he goes to gatherings a person should take his own towel.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 122-128;)


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