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Waikato

[wahy-kah-toh] /waɪˈkɑ toʊ/
noun
1.
a river in central North Island, New Zealand, flowing NW to the Tasman Sea: longest river in New Zealand. 264 miles (425 km) long.
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  • This phenomenon of course excited no surprise in those that had just traveled among the hot springs of the Waikato.

  • The heart of the army was the fierce Waikato tribe under William Thompson.

  • Thompson, the king-maker, coming down from the Waikato, negotiated a truce.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • The Waikato passes through this lake and then flows on for 120 miles.

  • In village after village the fire blazed up, and a rising equal to that in the Waikato seemed imminent.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
  • They both ruled the Waikato tribes, and were equal in authority.

  • They worked vigorously, and the boat ascended the current of the Waikato with remarkable swiftness.

  • These people were returning from Waikato by canoe via Manukau and Tamaki.

  • Born near the picturesque inlet of Kawhia, he first won fame as a youth by laying a clever ambuscade for a Waikato war-party.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves
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Waikato

/ˈwaɪˌkɑːtəʊ/
noun
1.
the longest river in New Zealand, flowing northwest across North Island to the Tasman Sea. Length: 350 km (220 miles)
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