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puriri

(puːˈriːriː)
n, pl -ris
1. (Plants) a forest tree, Vitex lucens, of New Zealand, having red berries and glossy green leaves and yielding a durable dark brown timber
2. (Forestry) a forest tree, Vitex lucens, of New Zealand, having red berries and glossy green leaves and yielding a durable dark brown timber
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They planted puriri and kowhai trees, the latter of which was represented on Meghan's veil when she married Harry inSt George's Chapelat Windsor Castle in May.
The despatch boxes were made of carefully selected New Zealand timbers - rimu, Kahikatea and puriri - specially seasoned to withstand tropical conditions and were laminated to a thickness of one inch to ensure solidarity.
(64) A list of poetry books by Alan Loney includes: The Bare Remembrance (Dunedin: Caveman Press, 1971); dear Mondrian (Christchurch: Hawk Press, 1976); Shorter Poems 1963-11 (Auckland: Auckland University Press/Oxford University Press, 1979); Missing Parts: Poems 1977-1990 (Christchurch: Hazard Press, 1992);The Erasure Tapes (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1994); Envoy (Auckland: Puriri Press, 1996), Sidetracks: Notebooks 1976-1991 (Auckland: Auckland LIniversity Press, 1998), Mondrian's flowers (USA: Granary Books, 2002), Imago Mundi (Melbourne: limited edition, 2003); Rise (USA: Janus Press, 2003); Fragmenta nova (Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2005) and Gallipoli (Canada: Barbarian Press, 2005); Nowhere to go : & other poems (Carlton, Vic.: Five Islands Press, 2007).
| WHAT...in New Zealand is the puriri, Vitex lucens?
PO1 Judith Puriri, who was on duty and on foot patrol spotted the suspects while fleeing but failed to neutralize them until they successfully escaped, according to Samuddin.
There is an increasing appreciation of the need for Maori to be empowered within their own culture, and for Maori to take leadership roles in "matters Maori." Educational and family-oriented organisations, such as Puriri Whakamaru, Women's Refuge, Te Kohanga Reo, Nga Tamatoa, and others, have for some time been at the forefront of revitalising Maori cultural development.
Similarly, Gibbs & McIntyre (1997) reported that wetapunga were found in relatively low (5-7 m) forest canopy where pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa), silverfern, puriri (Vitex lucens), mahoe, and karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatus) were common.
Both ,terry and Ashanth also found part-time work at Puriri Court and Selwyn Park.
In 1834 Elizabeth's family moved to a new CMS station at Puriri, and Elizabeth was left behind in the household of Henry and Marianne Williams to continue her schooling at the mission school in Paihia.
Molecular markers and experimental pollinations reveal self-fertility and high levels of natural inbreeding in the New Zealand endemic tree Vitex lucens (puriri).
The Puriri Trees are Laughing: a political history of Nga Puhi in the inland Bay of Islands.
Species under consideration include kauri, beech, puriri, totara and rewarewa.