The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 12 (March 2, 1936)
South Island Lines. — Picton-Blenheim-Wharanui
South Island Lines.
Veronica flowering plant.
Numerous meanings, including frostfish (pāra); fragments; dust, remains; a tuber; a large edible fern-root; a kind of cordyline (ti-para); to make a clearing in the bush, etc.
Correctly Tuamarino. Tua = beyond; marino, clear or open, or smooth, referring to the Maori explorers’ view of the plains from the hills.
To make muddy or dirty, etc. Also, paru = thatch of roupo leaves for a house.
A mollusc; a kind of haliotis.
Dead water, stagnant water; salt pool blocked off from the tide.
A variety of flax, phormium tenax; also a mat spread out, a broad expanse.