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pōhutukawa Play

1. (noun) pōhutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree, Metrosideros excelsa, Metrosideros kermadecensis, Metrosideros bartlettii - trees found in coastal areas which bear large, red flowers about Christmas time and have leaves which are velvety-white underneath. Metrosideros bartlettii has white flowers and occurs in the northern North Island.

Ka whakataukī atu a Kiwi ki a Waha-akiaki, “Kia pēnei, tō kōuma āpōpō e iri ana i te pōhutukawa i Kai-arero.” (JPS 1923:234) / Kiwi uttered a proverb to Waha-akiaki, “It will be like this, tomorrow your breast-bone will be hanging on the pōhutukawa tree at Kai-arero.”


hutukawa Play

1. (noun) pōhutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree, Metrosideros excelsa, Metrosideros kermadecensis, Metrosideros bartlettii - trees found in coastal areas which bear large, red flowers about Christmas time and have leaves which are velvety-white underneath. Metrosideros bartlettii has white flowers and occurs in the northern North Island.

Ka tino purotu te puāwai o te rākau, arā, o te kōwhai, o te hutukawa, o te rātā, o te heketara, o te rangiora (TTT 1/4/1929:972). / The flowers of the trees were quite beautiful, that is of the kōwhai, the pōhutukawa, the rātā, the tree daisy and the rangiora.

See also pōhutukawa


2. (noun) head-dress - traditionally of red feathers.

Nā, ka tino tata tonu mai ka kite tonu mai i uta nei, ka whiua te hutukawa, i hua ki te rātā, e mumura atu ana i uta nei he hutukawa (NM 1928:95). / Now, when they were quite close they could see the shore clearly and they threw away their head-dresses because the rātā trees blooming and the pōhutukawa trees were in brilliant colour on the shore.


akatea Play

1. (noun) white rātā vine, Metrosideros albiflora, small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata - vines with white, fluffy flowers. Metrosideros albiflora is found in northern North Island. Metrosideros perforata is a woody long-climbing vine. Leaves more or less circular, dark green above, pale green below, both surfaces covered in fineglandular spots (especially evident on leaf undersides). Flowers white (rarely pink) in dense, terminal, fluffy, clusters.


akatoki Play

1. (noun) white rātā vine, Metrosideros albiflora, small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata - vines with white, fluffy flowers. Metrosideros albiflora is found in northern North Island. Used for lashing toki, etc.

See also akatea


rātā Play

1. (noun) rātā, Metrosideros robusta (Northern), Metrosideros umbellata (Southern) - large forest tree with crimson flowers and hard red timber. The Northern rātā is a strangling hemiepiphyte that sends roots from the canopy that thicken and fuse into an independent trunk, which eventually becomes a tall free-standing tree.

Ka tino purotu te puāwai o te rākau, arā, o te kōwhai, o te hutukawa, o te rātā, o te heketara, o te rangiora (TTT 1/4/1929:972). / The flowers of the trees were quite beautiful, that is of the kōwhai, the pōhutukawa, the rātā, the tree daisy and the rangiora.


2. (noun) scarlet rātā vine, Metrosideros fulgens - a native vine with orange-red flowers, mainly during winter.


aka Play

1. (noun) vine of any climbing plant, long and thin roots.

Ko te hīnaki aka anō te mea pai ake ki te hopu tuna, i tā te Pākehā HP 1991:15). / The eel pot made from vines is a better one to catch eels than that of the Pākehā.


2. (noun) small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata, large-flowered rātā vine, Metrosideros albiflora - vines with white, fluffy flowers. A number of climbing plants have aka- as a prefix to their names.

See also akatea


3. (noun) Vine - a short form video-sharing service that allows users to record and edit six-second long video clips, which can be then published through Vine's social network and shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter. Usually Te Aka.


koro Play

1. (noun) bay, cove, inlet.

Ko Pōmare te rangatira o Matauwhi, he koro ki te tonga o Kororāreka (TTR 1990:114). / Pōmare was chief over Matauwhi, a cove south of Russell.


2. (noun) noose.

Ka oti, kei te hanga i ngā koro o te rore (NM 1928:13). / When that was completed, he made the nooses of the trap.


3. (noun) white rata, climbing rata, Metrosideros perforata - woody long-climbing vine. Leaves more or less circular, dark green above, pale green below, both surfaces covered in fineglandular spots (especially evident on leaf undersides). Flowers white (rarely pink) in dense, terminal, fluffy, clusters.

See also akatea


whakapiopio Play

1. (noun) small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata - a woody long-climbing vine. Leaves more or less circular, dark green above, pale green below, both surfaces covered in fineglandular spots (especially evident on leaf undersides). Flowers white (rarely pink) in dense, terminal, fluffy, clusters.

See also akatea


whakatangitangi Play

1. (verb) (-hia) to play an instrument.

He nui ngā mahi i mahia e te Pākehā i konā, arā ngā mahi whakatangitangi pēne, whakatangitangi piana, whakatangitangi whira (TJ 19/7/1900:15). / There were a lot of amusements enjoyed by the Pākehā there, such as playing band music, playing the piano and the fiddle.


2. (verb) (-hia) to make sounds repeatedly.

Ko te manu e whakatangitangi ana ki tana pī kia whakarērea te kōhanga kia rere rāua ki te takiwā (TTT 1/7/1924:70). / The bird chirping to its chick to abandon the nest and together fly off into space.


3. (modifier) playing an instrument, instrumental.

E rua ngā rōpū whakatangitangi ko tā ngā tamariki o Mōteo, me tā Rākaipākā (TTT 1/9/1927:651). / There were two instrumental groups, that of the children of Mōteo and that of Rākaipākā.


4. (noun) playing (of an instrument), performance.

I muri iho i te whakatangitangi a te pēne, ka tū atu a Te Tātana rāua ko Rev. Āta Wiremu ki te mihi ki te māhita o te kura, ki ngā tamariki hoki mō tā rātou whakatangitangi (TP 3/1912:5). / After the band's performance, Mr Thornton and Rev. Arthur Williams stood up to thank the school master and the children for their performance.


5. (noun) scarlet rātā vine, Metrosideros fulgens - a native vine with orange-red flowers, mainly during winter.

See also rātā


torotoro Play

1. (verb) (-a) to visit (a number of times or places), reconnoitre.

Ka hoki a ia ki tuawhenua, ki te takiwā o Te Wairau, torotoro haere ai i ngā whakaminenga Māori o reira (TTR 1994:156). / He returned to the mainland, to the Marlborough area, to visit the Māori congregations there.


2. (noun) scout, advance guard.

Kua tukuna atu ngā torotoro ki te rorehape i ngā hoa i wehe atu i te ata nei, ka whakamōhio atu kua waipukehia te awa o Waitao (PK 2008:788). / Messengers have been sent to intercept the friends who left this morning to inform them that the Waitao river is in flood.


3. (noun) hawser, cable (for securing a canoe).

He torotoro te ingoa o ērā taura o ngā punga (W 1971:439). / A hawser is the term for those anchor ropes.


4. (noun) small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata - a woody long-climbing vine. Leaves more or less circular, dark green above, pale green below, both surfaces covered in fineglandular spots (especially evident on leaf undersides). Flowers white (rarely pink) in dense, terminal, fluffy, clusters.

See also akatea


akakura Play

1. (noun) akakura, carmine rātā, crimson rātā, Metrosideros carminea - a climbing plant of lowland forests in northern North Island. Has small, deep green, rounded leaves. Abundant crimson flowers in spring.


kaihika Play

1. (noun) pōhutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree, Metrosideros excelsa - tree found in coastal areas which bear large, red flowers about Christmas time and have leaves which are velvety-white underneath.

See also pōhutukawa


akatawhiwhi Play

1. (noun) scarlet rātā vine, Metrosideros fulgens - a native vine with yellow to bright red flowers, mainly during winter.

See also rātā


akatorotoro Play

1. (noun) small white rātā, clinging rātā, Metrosideros perforata - scrambling vine or bush to 15 m tall.Petals usually white, occassionally pink.

See also akatea


amaru Play

1. (noun) scarlet rātā vine, Metrosideros fulgens - a native vine with orange-red flowers, mainly during winter.

See also rātā


kāhikahika Play

1. (noun) scarlet rātā vine, Metrosideros fulgens - a native vine with yellow to bright red flowers, mainly during winter.

See also rātā


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