Hawaiki


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Hawaiki

NZ a legendary Pacific island from which the Maoris migrated to New Zealand by canoe
References in periodicals archive ?
As per the report, Hawaiki Cable announced that it is contriving to construct a 14,000km cable system between New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii and the US west coast and plan could run within two years.
The craft and spirit behind SEVEN TIKI is rooted in the tradition and adventure of South Pacific legend, which tells of Polynesian navigators, known as The Great Fleet, who set out from their homeland of Hawaiki in search of the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa.
As an instance, the English translation of Oamaru is 'place of the god Maru'--brought from Hawaiki to Aotearoa by Kupe on the Aotea, and whose spirit resided in a carved stick--while Waiheke is translated as ebbing or dripping water.
Thus, when in their ceremonial speeches (whaikoorero) Maori elders pay respect to their ancestors in `Hawaiki-nui, Hawaiki-roa, Hawaiki-paa-mamao' (Great Hawaiki Long Hawaiki, Distant Hawaiki), or when they attribute the discovery and settlement of New Zealand to Kupe, Toi and later the Great Fleet, they, in fact, echo the legendary voice of Smith.
the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that one of its International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in Sydney has been selected by Hawaiki Cable Limited as the site of the company s landing station in Australia and prime interconnection point.
Pearl Resorts & Spa will offer complimentary breakfast and dinner for two, at five of their eight properties in the islands of Tahiti including Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa, Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Manihi Pearl Beach Resort, Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort and Raiatea Hawaiki Nui Hotel.
Lifting up his karakia, or spell, he addressed Papa, the earth mother, and Tangaroa, god of the sea, asking for sand to be brought to him from Hawaiki.
The Equinix SY3 data centre has been chosen by Hawaiki Cable as the Australian landing station for its 14,000 kilometre cable system.
Todd Corporation is the equity partner all set to spend in Hawaiki Cable's proposed US$300 million cable between New Zealand, Australia and the United States.
A contract has been finalized between Hawaiki and submarine cable vendor TE SubCom, which would lay the US$350 million cable in 2015 if the financial commitment gets approval.
Hawaiki is precisely an essay in historical anthropology; a formidably documented and challenging work, its flowingly clear prose vibrantly optimistic (if occasionally somewhat repetitive) in its claims that the state of research now makes possible the writing of the historical anthropology of what Polynesians perceive as their homeland.
TE SubCom, leading supplier of undersea communications systems and services will plan and install Hawaiki Cablea s 14,000km trans-Pacific system connecting Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the US west coast.