1. (verb) to be beautiful.
Kei te puhinga ki ngā huruhuru kererū, tūī, ehara! kātahi anō ka āta pīwari tēnei mea te waka taua, he toiere, he waka whakarei, he pītau (M 2006:364). / When it is adorned with pigeon and tūī feathers, behold how beautiful the war canoe is, a toiere (war canoe with carved stem and stern), a whakarei (ornamental canoe) and a pītau (canoe with a figurehead ornamented with perforated spiral carving).
2. (verb) to wave, bend (as something in the wind).
Whakamīharo ana te kite i a Tahu-nui-a-rangi. Me te ārai kākāriki e pīwari ana i te rangi pō (PK 2008:811). / Seeing the aurora australis is amazing. It's like a green veil waving in the night sky.