1. (noun) canoe, vehicle, conveyance, spirit medium, medium (of an atua).
Ko ngā tiriti o tērā tāone kapi tonu i ngā tū āhua waka o te Pākehā, mai i te hōiho kawekawe mīti a te pūtia tae noa ki ngā tū āhua katoa o te taramukā (TP 10/1909:3). / The streets of that town are full of all sorts of vehicles of the Pākehā, from the horse carrying the butcher’s meat to all sorts of tramcars.
2. long narrow receptacle, box (for feathers).
Ka tata ki te rau tau mai ki 1900, ka tahuri a Ānaha ki te whakairo taonga itiiti nei, hei hokohoko ki ngā Pākehā. He ipu, he kumete, he waka huia, he paipa hei kai tōrori, he pouaka māti, me ētehi taonga hei whakaahua i ngā mea o te ao tawhito (TTR 1990:262). / Around the turn of the century Anaha was involved in the production of smaller carvings for sale to Europeans. These were containers, bowls, carved jewellery boxes, tobacco pipes, tinder boxes and replicas of traditional artefacts.
See also waka huia
3. (noun) water trough.
Ka whakakīia te waka ki te wai, ka haramai ngā kererū ki te inu. Ka whakairia he tāhere ki ngā taha o te waka, kia tau mai he manu ki te inu kua mau (Te Ara 2013). / The trough was filled with water, and kererū would come to drink. Snares were set on either side of the trough, and when the birds landed to drink they were caught.
4. (noun) allied kinship groups descended from the crew of a canoe which migrated to New Zealand and occupying a set territory.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 48; Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 27-31; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 210-219;)
1. (noun) ferry.
Nō te 19 o Tīhema i te tau 1981 i hinga ai a Pāora, kua tae noa ōna tau ki te 90, nuku atu rānei; i tika tonu, mā runga waka tere ia whakawhiti ai i te koko o te Whitianga ki te urupā o Tokatā, nehua ai (TTR 1998:27). / Pāora died on 19 December 1981, aged in his 90s, and fittingly was taken by ferry across the bay of Whitianga to Tokatā cemetery to be buried.
1. (noun) ambulance.
Nō ngā tau 1937 me 1938 i puta anō hoki ia i ana whakamātautau mō te Kāhui o Hoani, ā, e ruarua nei ngā tau e tūmau tūao mai ana ia i ngā waka tūroro o te rohe o Tūtaenui (TTR 2000:6). / He also passed St John Ambulance Association exams in 1937 and 1938, serving as a volunteer ambulance attendant in the Marton area for several years.
1. (noun) burial chest, coffin, canoe for a corpse.
I te ūnga ki uta o ngā waka tūpāpaku rā ka peke atu ngā uri o Toroa-ihurua ka haria ngā tūpāpaku rā ka kainga hei whakaea i tō rātou mate (NIT 1995:253). / When the canoes of bodies came ashore Toroa-ihurua's descendants took those bodies and ate them to avenge their defeat.
1. (noun) jet boat.
I te tekau tau atu i 1980 ka puea ake ngā hākinakina ‘mutunga mai’ – te eke kōhuka, kōreti, waka kōpana, pahikara kake maunga; te reti huka mā runga papa, te eke papawīra, te kake maunga, te rereangi, te tiripou (Te Ara 2016). / In the 1980s a variety of ‘extreme’ sports emerged - rafting, kayaking, jet boating, mountain biking, snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain climbing, gliding, paragliding and skydiving.