1. (noun) South Island takahē, notornis, Porphyrio hochstetteri - rare, flightless endemic bird that looks like a large pūkeko with a greenish back. Lives in tussock grasslands of Fiordland.
1. (noun) basket of knowledge of aroha, peace and the arts and crafts which benefit the Earth and all living things - one of the three baskets of knowledge. This basket relates to knowledge acquired through careful observation of the environment. It is also the basket of ritual, of literature, philosophy and is sometimes regarded as the basket of the humanities.