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Emoji Map Challenge: New Zealand

Finally, a brain teaser that combines kiwi geography and Maori language with emojis!

Tips:

  • The boxes are colour coded to the regions in the map
  • The black boxes are the names of countries/islands
  • Only Maori and Moriori place names are used, even if a place is better known by its English name
  • All places are listed vaguely in a north to south order

 

 

Keep scrolling for answers

 

 

 

Left Column

1. Aoteroa (New Zealand) – land of the long white cloud
2. Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) – departing place to the underworld
3. Kaitaia – ample food
4. Tāne Mahuta – Lord of the Forest
5. Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) – Tāmaki, desired by many
6. Manukau – wading birds
7. Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) – dirt road
8. Te Rohe Pōtae (King Country) – area of the hat
9. Putaruru – Home of the morepork (owl)
10. Taranaki – shiny peak
11. Hawera – the burnt place
12. Tangimoana – the crying ocean
13. Papaioea (Palmerston North) – It’s beautiful here!
14. Māpua – abundant in fruit
15. Ikamatua – fish parent
16. Hokitika – go straight back
17. Ōtira – place of travellers
18. Harihari – to be joyful
19. Aoraki (Mt Cook) – cloud peircer
20. Tititea (Mt Aspiring) – glistening peak
21. Hauroko – sound of the wind
22. Manapouri – lake of the sorrowing heart
23. Tūātapere – a gathering with singing and games
24. Tokanui – Big rock
25. Motupiu – (Dog Island) – swinging island
26. Te Punga-a-Māui (Stewart Island) – the anchor of Maui (Maui represented by the fish hook)

Right Column

27. Te Ika-a-Māui (North Island) – the fish of Maui
28. Waitangi – Weeping waters
29. Kororareka (Russell) – how sweet does penguin taste!?
30. Whangarei – waiting to ambush
31. Tauranga – safe anchorage
32. Whakatane – man up!
33. Uruwera – burnt penis
34. Raukumara – kumara (sweet potato) leaf
35. Waitangi – weeping waters
36. Tauwhareparae – a house at the back of beyond
37. Ahuriri (Napier) – angry running
38. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu – This is the hill that Tamatea the man with big knees, climber of mountains, who sailed the lands played his kōauau (nose flute) to his loved one
39. Te Kauwae-a-Māui (Cape Kidnappers) – the fish hook of Maui (emoji selection come from the legend that the hook was his grandmother’s jawbone)
40. Eketahuna – to get beached on the sandbank
41. Whakaoriori (Masterton) – shake it
42. Te Waka-a-Māui (South Island) – the canoe of Maui
43. Waitohi (Picton) – ritual of water
44. Wairau – many waters
45. Kaikoura – eat crayfish
46. Takapō – leave hastly during the night
47. Timaru – shade of the cabbage tree
48. Waitangi – weeping waters
49. Waimate – dead water
50. Moerangi (traditional spelling of Moeraki) – drowsy day
51. Aramoana – pathway to the ocean
52. Otakau – red earth

Far Right Column

53. Rēkohu – misty sun (Moriori language)
54. Waitangi – weeping waters

References

100% Pure New Zealand (various pages)
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
Tauwhareparae Empowering Bill
Te Ara
Wikipedia (various pages)

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