Piwakawaka - definition of piwakawaka by The Free Dictionary
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(Animals) a New Zealand fantail, Rhipidura Fuliginosa
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In the end they settled for birds and the plants most closely associated with them, including the piwakawaka
(fantail), titipounamu (rifleman) and tui, each with a plant closely associated with them such as the kowhai.
But the Piwakawaka
[the New Zealand fantail accompanying Maui] laughed and Hine-nui-te-Po awoke and crushed Maui.