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nikau

(ˈniːkaʊ) or

nikau palm

n
(Plants) a palm tree of the genus Rhopalostylis, esp R. sapida, native to New Zealand. The leaves were used by the Māoris to build their whares and the top of the stem is sometimes eaten
[Māori]
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But there's not much time to dwell on the award as we've got Nikau House to complete and be ready for its opening on August 1," she said.
Kiwi demolition company Nikau Contractors bowled over international judges and decimated the opposition late last year to win "Contractor of the Year" at the World Demolition Awards 2013 in Amsterdam.
Nikau (Rhopalostylis sapida, an endemic palm) dominates vegetation towards the valley floor, where petrel burrows are comparatively sparse.
He said: "Guys like Tawera Nikau, Dean Sampson and Tony Smith were my heroes.
the nikau palm, a tree which when fully grown, was sometimes called kaihuia .
Danny Halley, operations manager for building firm Nikau Contractors, and his team have been working long hours at the Pyne Gould Corp (PGC) site since Friday to rescue people who were affected by the February 22 quake.
Dale's wife, Huia, is related to Maori royalty and is a cousin of former Kiwi international Tawera Nikau, while Greg has two brothers and a sister - Tumai, Shane and Summer-Jade.
The winners of the Airport Cup in 2008, Nathan Brown and Anina Bester, don't intend to let go of their titles without a fight, and spectators are in for a treat as many strong contenders, including last year's runner ups Stan Nikau and Anette Rego, put their skills to the test.
The Men's prizes were announced and presented by Captain Will Low to most improved player Stan Nikau.