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Kawariki - meaning and korero  

ourboy07 OWC
Active Member

Tena tatou katoa! Recently (a week to be exact!) my partner and I had a baby boy who is such a blessing including the fact that he has 8 older sisters!Anyway I am from Ngati Porou and my tane is from Tainui and of Ngati Whawhakia hapu. He is from the Morgan/Rangi whanau of Huntly. Part of our baby's name is Kawariki-being his Tainui link. I did some research on this beautiful name while I was carrying and know that Tawhiao referrred to the kawariki plant in his korero which starts, "Maku ano toku nei whare e hanga...". I thought it was a type of flax but looks like it may be a type of buttercup "that is strong and flourishes" in it's natural environment. We liked that the name denotes strength. Can anyone help me with any other korero relating to Kawariki?

Posted : 19 July, 2007 1:08 pm