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morepork

NZ
1. a small spotted owl, Ninox novaeseelandiae, of Australia and New Zealand
2. slang a slow or lugubrious person
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Potential predators of wetapunga on Little Barrier Island include tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), lizards (geckos and skinks), kingfishers (Halcyon sanctus), kaka (Nestor meridionalis), North Island brown kiwi (Apteryx australis), morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae) and the North Island saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus; Richards 1973).
But while And and Splash are a part of the genre of zines, their origins are more easily traced to the traditions of other literary journals, despite their attempt to side-fine the establishment, such as Parallax, Spiral and Morepork, among others.
Davis's 'Plays' offer a taste of other forms of experience or 'weather': his favourite walk through Victoria Park past the London plane sycamore trees; the flight of a ball thrown in the park; the sound of a morepork at night; the dressing room at the Municipal Pool; young Colin McCahon's excitement at watching a professional sign-writer decorating a hairdresser's window; the Maori prophet Rua Kenana, seen by some as the successor of Te Kooti; and so on.
It was a careful act on my part to dedicate the first issue of Parallax to Graham Lindsay, editor of Morepork; and the six issues produced, three of Morepork, three of Parallax, proved that my understanding was correct.
Glover, Denis, 'Pointers to Parnassus: A consideration of the Morepork and the Muse', Tomorrow 2, no.
Thus Parallax set itself the task of providing a theoretical infrastructure for postmodernism in this country, as its predecessor, Morepork (a Dunedin-based magazine of postmodern poetry edited by Graham Lindsay, who was acknowledged in the dedication to Parallax/1), had failed to do.