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kotuku

(ˈkəʊtʊkuː)
n, pl -ku
(Animals) the white heron, Egretta alba, having brilliant white plumage, black legs and yellow eyes and bill
[Māori]
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Mr Drum and Mr Dixon joined Victorian Commonwealth Games Association (VCGA) Vice President Mathew Scholes and 2014 Australian Commonwealth Games Team members Matson Lawson, Kotuku Ngawati and Melissa Tapper to launch the Commonwealth Games School Education Program.
With just days before the Glasgow Commonwealth Games get underway, Victorian athletes like Commonwealth Games swimming representatives Matson Lawson and Kotuku Ngawati and table tennis representative Melissa Tapper are in full swing with their preparations to do their best for Australia, Mr Drum said.
Fortify 3c Distorted Humor - Kotuku A really nice young horse who joined us from Kiaran McLaughlin in America after just four starts, which included a fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
First place among whanau whaiti (small organisations) went to Kotuku Hauora o Rangitikei Joint Iwi Health Service in Martin for "Te Puna o te Aroha", a programme that builds esteem and self determination.
The third US gold medal of the day went to Ariana Kukors in the women's 100m individual medley, with 16-yearold Australian Kotuku Ngawati taking silver ahead of Holland's Hinkelien Schreuder.
Kotuku is the Maori word for the great white heron, a rare bird that appears to Wire in the marsh, a bird Wire learns about when she understands some Maori mythology.
Today, in a cloak of kiwi feathers, she returned as an honoured guest and was presented with a gold and silver Maori brooch adorned with highly- prized white heron or kotuku feathers.