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puhi Play

1. (verb) to adorn with feathers.

He mea puhi ngā makawe ki ngā huia hei whakapaipai i a ia. / The hair was adorned with huia feathers to make her look beautiful.


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2. (noun) topknot, bunch (of feathers, etc.), treasure.

Takoto mai, e koro, kia tangihia koe e ō iwi. Auē! Ka mau te punga here o te waka nei. Ka ngaro koe, te kaihautū, te kākākura o roto i te pōkai, te puhi o Aotearoa, te kura whakahirahira o Te Waipounamu, te mauri o te whenua, te mauri o te tangata, haere! Haere rā! (TP 7/1906:9) / Lie in state, sir, to be wept over by your people. Oh, dear! The anchor of this canoe is taken. You are gone, the fugleman, the leader of the flock, the adored one of the North Island, the important treasure of the South Island, the life force of the land and the people. Depart! Farewell!


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3. (noun) plume, plumed rods, feather ornaments on a canoe.

Ko te puhi o runga o te waka, arā, o te tauihu, ka ingoatia tērā ko Puhi-maroke. Ko te puhi o raro o te tauihu o te waka, ka ingoatia tērā ko Puhi-mākū (JPS 1957:221). / The upper plume at the bow was called Puhi-maroke (Dry plume). The lower plume of the bow was called Puhi-mākū (Wet plume).


puhi Play

1. (verb) (pūhia) to shoot, blow, fire (a gun), shooting, blowing.

Otirā i turi te nuinga ki tana kupu, nō reira ka tīkina e ia tana pū hurihuri, ka mea, mehemea ka tohe rātou ka pūhia e ia, turi tonu tētahi o ngā tāngata, pūhia ana e ia ka tū ki te hūwhā (TWMNT 14/5/1873:53). / But the majority were deaf to his statement, and so he went and got his revolver and said that if they persisted he would shoot them and one of the men still would not listen, so he shot him, wounding him in the thigh.


puhi Play

1. (noun) virgin, woman of high rank.

Nei koa he puhi te wahine nei, kāhore he tāne i pā noa ki a ia (NM 1928:160). / The fact was that this woman was a virgin, no man having had sexual intercourse with her.


puhi mākū Play

1. (noun) lower plume, lower feather ornaments on a canoe prow.

Ko te puhi o runga o te waka, arā, o te tauihu, ka ingoatia tērā ko puhi maroke. Ko te puhi o raro o te tauihu o te waka, ka ingoatia tērā ko puhi mākū (JPS 1957:221). / The upper plume at the bow was called puhi maroke (dry plume). The lower plume of the bow was called puhi mākū (wet plume).

See also puhimoana ariki


puhi maroke Play

1. (noun) upper feather ornaments on a canoe prow.

Ko te puhi o runga o te waka, arā, o te tauihu, ka ingoatia tērā ko puhi maroke. Ko te puhi o raro o te tauihu o te waka, ka ingoatia tērā ko puhi mākū (JPS 1957:221). / The upper plume at the bow was called puhi maroke (dry plume). The lower plume of the bow was called puhi mākū (wet plume).


Ngā Puhi Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group of much of Northland - sometime written as one word, i.e. Ngāpuhi.

I muri iho ko Te Tōtara ka mate i a Ngā Puhi (JPS 1946:28). / Just after that Te Tōtara pā was destroyed by the Ngā Puhi.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)

See also Ngāpuhi


puhi ariki Play

1. (noun) upper feather streamer of a canoe stern - sometimes as one word, i.e. puhiariki.


puhi kai ariki Play

1. (noun) little carved figure, facing the bow, at the base of the taurapa (sternpost) of a carved canoe.


Puhi a Noa, Te Play

1. (location) Murchison Mountains (west of Lake Te Anau).


Tūrongo Play

1. (personal name) an important ancestor of the Tainui people who married Māhinārangi, a puhi from the East coast tribes.

I te hononga o Tūrongo rāua ko Māhinārangi ka hono hoki ngā tātai nunui o te Tai Rāwhiti ki ngā tātai o ngā iwi o Tainui (NIT 1995:73). / When Tūrongo and Māhinārangi married they united the chiefly lineages of the East Coast with those of the Tainui tribes.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 117-120;)


Henare, Taurekareka (Tau) Play

1. (personal name) (1877/1878-1940) Ngāpuhi; Raised by Wī Pere, but later returned north. Elected to Northern Māori for the Reform Party and remained in Parliament until 1938.


Tūwhare, Hone Play

1. (personal name) (1922-2008) Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Korokoro, Ngāti Tautahi, Te Popoto, Te Uri-o-Hau - Renowned Poet and socialist who was born at Kokewai, Mangakāhia but spent most of the second part of his life at Kaka Point on the Catlands coast. Poetry collections include No Ordinary Sun and Come Rain Hail. Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago in 1969 and again in 1974. At the end of his two year term he published Piggy Back Moon which was shortlisted in the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Awarded the University of Auckland Literary Fellowship in 1991. Named New Zealand's second Te Mata Poet Laureate in 1999. Among ten of Aotearoa/New Zealand's greatest living artists named as Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Artists at a ceremony in 2003. In 2003, awarded one of the three inaugural Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement.


Heke Pōkai, Hōne Wiremu Play

1. (personal name) (?-1850) Ngā Puhi; war leader famous for cutting down the flagpole at Kororāreka because chiefly authority had been subservient to the British Crown.


(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 68;)


taura here Play

1. (noun) binding ropes, urban kinship group, domestic migrants, kinship link - a term sometimes used for tribal members in the city who join taura here groups to help to retain their identity and links back to their tribal homelands. These link back to iwi organisations and often taura here representatives have a place on iwi boards. For example, Te Runanga nui o Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Upoko o Te Ika is the Wellington taura here group for Ngāti Kahungunu. There are two taura here groups in Auckland for Ngā Puhi – Te Taura Here ki Manurewa (South Auckland) and Te Taura Here o Ngāpuhi ki Waitākere (North and West Auckland).

Nō te tau 1925 i whakatūria a ia hai kaikaunihera whakahaere mō te Kotahitanga o ngā Tāngata Mahi o Niu Tīreni mō te rohe o Tūranga, ka noho nei ia hai tino taura here mō te uniana nei me ngā Māori o te taiwhanga o Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (TTR 2000:121). / In 1925 he was appointed as the New Zealand Workers’ Union’s executive councillor for the Gisborne district, and he became a key link between the union and Māori of Poverty Bay.


2. (noun) leash.


Hēnare, Sir James Clendon Tau Play

1. (personal name) (1911-1989) Ngā Puhi; Commanding Officer of the 28th Māori Battalion from 1941 to 1945. Worked to advance Māori welfare. Received an honorary doctorate from Auckland University in 1986 and a KBE in 1978.


Hongi Hika Play

1. (personal name) (1772-1828) Ngā Puhi; leader, trader, military campaigner against tribes to the south from 1818 until his death.

Ko te koti nei he mea homai nā Kīngi Hōri IV ki a Hongi i tōna taenga ki Ingarangi (TP 11/1908:8). / This coat was given by King George IV to Hongi when he arrived in England.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 4;)


Kawiti, Te Ruki Play

1. (personal name) (?-1854) Ngā Puhi; chief and warrior who resisted alienation of Māori land to colonists, fighting beside Hone Heke in the northern war of 1845-1846 against the British.


Nene, Tāmati Wāka Play

1. (personal name) (?-1871) Ngā Puhi; leader, trader and government adviser.

E rua ngā tamariki tāne a Tapua, ko Eru Patuone, ko Tāmati Wāka Nene, ko te mana o te papa ka tukua iho ki a Tāmati (TWMNT 23/4/1873:38). / Tapua had two sons, Eru Patuone and Tāmati Wāka Nene, and the father's mana was passed on to Tāmati.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 142;)


Ngāpuhi Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group of much of Northland. Usually written as Ngā Puhi in modern Māori.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)


Papahurihia, Penetana Play

1. (personal name) (?-1875) Ngā Puhi; leader and prophet also known as Te Atua Wera.


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