tawhiri


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tawhiri

(ˈtɑːfiːriː)
n, pl tawhiri
(Plants) a small New Zealand tree, Pittosporum tenuifolium, with wavy green glossy leaves. Also called: black matipo
[Māori "wave to", from the Māori practice of waving tawhiri branches to welcome approaching visitors]
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Kei te mihi ki nga tau i a ia e whakapeto ngoi ana ki nga mahi nei, e tawhiri nei taku reo ki tana hokinga mai ki tenei turanga.
In a video, which he took while standing outside the main entrance to Auschwitz, Tawhiri said that he was visiting the site "to take a stand against anti-Semitism.
From this perspective, the familial deities (the many children of Rangi and Papa) can be understood as a metaphor for knowledge of that realm (Tawhiri for weather, Haumia for rongoa, Rongo for kumara cultivation, and so forth--for convenience, using the short versions of the Maori names for the five deities mentioned in this sentence).
The Co-Operative has the crisp, crunchy white New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc Tawhiri Sauvignon Blanc 2011 on sale at pounds 6.99 down from pounds 8.99.
Tawhiri Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 pounds 5.99 - Co-op
The Prince also got close to burly Maori brothers Tawhiri and David Karetai, who welcomed him to the Otago Peninsula with a Hongi, the traditional Maori nose-pressing greeting.
Among them were brothers Tawhiri and David Karetai, whose ancestor was among chiefs who signed the 1840 treaty that handed New Zealand to the British.
As our season changes, and the gentle breeze of Tawhiri Matea brings winter to us, I reflect on the many strengths and talents that Irihapeti shared so willingly, both personally and professionally.
Kua tawhiri nga minita i te Ahumara ki te whakataetae Tohu Ahuwhenua
The Co-Operative has a couple of New Zealand wines on offer with the crisp and crunchy white Tawhiri Sauvignon Blanc 2009 on sale at pounds 6.99, while for a soft plummy red why not try the Marlborough Estate Reserve Merlot 2009 priced at pounds 5.99.
Prince Charles, right, greets Tawhiri Karetai with a Hongi as part of a traditional Maori welcome during a visit to the Royal Albatross Centre near Dunedin, New Zealand