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Kawariki - meaning and korero  

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ourboy07 OWC
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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?

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Posted : 19 July, 2007 1:08 pm
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