1. (verb) (-a,-tia) to climb, scale, ascend, climb over, get on.
Ka kite hoki taku tuakana i a au e tū ana i te taha o te huarahi i tō mātau kāinga, ka whakatū ia i ana hōiho, kia piki atu au ki runga i te rore, ka noho i tōna taha (HP 1991:22). / When my elder brother saw me standing at the side of the road at our home he stopped his horses and I climbed onto the lorry and sat beside him.
3. (noun) success.
I tēnei wā, he nui ngā piki me ngā heke kei te pā ki te ahurea a te Māori (Te Ara 2015). / At this time there are many ups and downs affecting Māori culture.
Ahakoa pā iho te aha ki a Rēweti, pā iho anō hoki ki a Keita, arā, te pāpouri, te harakoakoa, tae atu ki ngā piki me ngā heke o ōna rā (TTR 1996:69). / No matter what affected Rēweti, it also affected Keita, that is the sorrows and joys, and the triumphs and setbacks.
1. (noun) feather plume (as decoration for the head).
Ka ngaro hoki rā i te aotūroa e-i, tēnei ka unuhia taku māhuri tōtara e-i, taku piki kōtuku nō runga i Tuhirangi e-i, haere rā e te tau e-i! (TPH 15/11/1901:8). / You are gone from this world, my tōtara sapling is taken, my plume of white heron feathers from on Tuhirangi, farewell my love!
1. (noun) darling, treasure, symbol of prestige and uniqueness.
Ka naomia mai e aku tuākana rangatira e Te Hati rāua ko Te Ngārara Houkāmau, e tō mātau pāpā hoki, e Hōri Mahue 'hei piki kōtuku ki ō rātau māhunga, hei māpihi maurea ki ō rātau taringa' (TTT 1/5/1926:401). / My senior chiefs, Te Hati and Te Ngārara Houkāmau, and our uncle, George Mahue, grabbed her 'as a plume for their heads and as a treasure for their ears'.
1. ups and downs, come what may, triumphs and setbacks, successes and failures.
1. (personal name) ONZ, DBE (1931-2006) Ngāti Mahuta; leader of the Tainui tribes and the Kīngitanga, she succeeded her father, Korokī, when he died in 1966. Before being anointed as queen, she was known as Piki Mahuta and Piki Paki when she married Whatumoana Paki. Made the first Māori Dame in 1970 and was awarded the Order of New Zealand in 1987. Awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of Waikato in 1973 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington in 1999.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 26-28, 31-33; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): ;)