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awa Play

1. (noun) river, stream, creek, canal, gully, gorge, groove, furrow.

Ahakoa te kino o ngā rā o te hōtoke o tērā tau, e 40 anake ngā hōkete i toromi i te waipuketanga o te awa (TRA 1/1/1929:914). / Despite the bad weather in winter last year, only 40 hoggets drowned when the river flooded.


Ngāti Awa Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group of the Whakatāne and Te Teko areas.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)


awa kōpaka Play

1. (noun) glacier.

He putunga tio te awa kōpaka e āta pōturi te heke whakararo i ngā maunga. / A glacier is a body of ice slowly moving down from the mountains.


Āti Awa, Te Play

1. (personal noun) tribal group to the north-east of Mount Taranaki including the Waitara and New Plymouth areas. A section of Te Āti Awa moved to parts of the Wellington area and the northern South Island in the 1820s.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 89, 113;)


Awa-whakatipu, Te Play

1. (location) Dart River (flows into the northern end of Lake Whakatipu).


Awa-kairangi, Te Play

1. (location) Hutt River.


hiko ā-awa Play

1. (modifier) hydro electric.

Ko tētahi wāhi mahi anō ōna ko tērā i te kaupapa hiko ā-awa o Waikaremoana (TTR 2000:170). / Another place he was employed was on the Waikaremoana Hydro Electric Power Scheme.


awa o te atua Play

1. (noun) menstrual cycle.


Awa-nui-a-rangi Play

1. (personal name) ancestor of both Ngāti Awa of the Bay of Plenty and Te Āti Awa of Taranaki.


Awa-i-taia, Wiremu Nēra Te Play

1. (personal name) (?-1866) Waikato, Ngāti Māhanga; chief, missionary, assessor and mediator from the Ngāti Māhanga tribe who opposed the setting up of the Kīngitanga.


ngutuawa Play

1. (noun) river mouth, estuary.

Ka hoe mātau ki te ngutuawa (HP 1991:16). / We paddled to the river mouth.


Mead, Hirini Moko Play

1. Ngāti Awa; carver, writer, professor and leader of Ngāti Awa. Educated at Te Teko, St Stephen's School, Te Aute, University of Auckland and the University of Southern Illinois from which he graduated with a PhD. Lecturer at the University of Auckland and then founding Professor of Māori at Victoria University of Wellington. Establish Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi at Whakatāne. Chief negotiator for the Ngāti Awa claims settled in 2005. He was appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal in 2003.


Rūhī-te-rangi Play

1. (personal noun) star in the constellation Te Waka o Mairerangi. According to some, Rehua (Antares) married Pekehāwini and they had Rūhī and Whakapae-waka. According to others, Rūhī and Pekehāwini were the wives of Rehua.


2. (personal noun) ninth lunar month of the Māori lunar calendar - approximately equivalent to February and traditionally used by Ngāti Awa.

Ko te putanga mai o Matariki te tohu mō te marama tuatahi, ko ngā ingoa hoki ēnei o ngā marama katoa: Te Tahi o Pipiri, Te Rua o Takurua,Te Toru Here o Pipiri, Te Whā o Mahuru, Te Rima o Kōpū, Te Ono o Whitiānaunau, Te Whitu o Hakihea, Te Waru o Rehua, Te Iwa o Rūhī-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru o Poutū-te-rangi, Te Ngahuru mā tahi, Te Ngahuru mā rua (TP 1/3/1901:6). / The appearance of Pleiades is the sign for the first month and these are the names of all the months: The first is Pipiri, the second is Takurua, the third is Here o Pipiri, the fourth is Mahuru, the fifth is Kōpū, the sixth is Whiti-ānaunau, the seventh is Hakihea, the eighth is Rehua, the ninth is Rūhi-te-rangi, the tenth is Poutūterangi, the eleventh and twelth months.

See also Huitanguru


Toru o Hereturikōkā, Te Play

1. (personal noun) third lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to August and traditionally used by Ngāti Awa.

See also Hereturikōkā


āti Play

1. (noun) offspring, descendant, clan - used in tribal names, e.g. Te Āti Awa.

He wahine ia nō Te Āti Awa, i kuraina i Hukarere Kura mō ngā Kōtiro Māori (TTR 1996:4). / She was a woman from Te Āti Awa who was educated at Hukarere Native Girls' School.


kōngutu Play

1. (noun) mouth (of a river, etc.) - often as kōngutu awa.

Whakamahia anō ngā angaanga hei kanohi mō ngā whakairo. Ko te kōngutu o te angaanga ka auahatia hei mahi pā kahawai (Te Ara 2012). / The shells are used for the eyes in carvings, and the mouth of the shell was fashioned into a fishing lure.


Rua o Takurua, Te Play

1. (personal noun)  second lunar month of the Māori year - approximately equivalent to July and traditionally used by Ngāti Awa.

See also Hōngongoi


Rangitāke, Wiremu Kīngi Te Play

1. (personal name) (1795-1882) Te Āti Awa; leader who fought a long battle against land loss, culminating in the invasion by British forces in the first Taranaki war in 1860, after which Taranaki lands were confiscated.


Tohu Kākahi Play

1. (personal name) (1828-1907) Taranaki, Te Āti Awa; leader and prophet who helped establish Parihaka and a passive resistance movement against Pākehā land confiscation.

I te 11 o ngā hāora o te pō o te Mane, 11 o Pepuere 1907 ka mate a Tohu Kākahi, ki Parihaka, Taranaki (TP 3/1907:6). / At 11 pm on Monday, 11 February 1907 Tohu Kākahi died at Parihaka, Taranaki.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 89-99; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 3;)


Whiti-o-Rongomai, Erueti Te Play

1. (personal name) (?-1907) Te Āti Awa, Taranaki; leader and prophet who helped establish Parihaka and a passive resistance movement against Pākehā land confiscation.


(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 89-99; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 3;)


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