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pākura Play

1. (noun) pūkeko, purple swamp hen, Porphyrio porphyrio - a deep blue-coloured bird with a black head and upperparts, a white undertail and a scarlet bill that inhabits wetlands, estuaries and damp pasture areas.

He manu hauwarea noa te pākura (pūkeko ki ētahi) (TTT 1/9/1927:657). / The swamp hen (called a pūkeko by some) is a lean bird.

See also pūkeko


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2. (noun) red glow (in the sky).


taringa pākura Play

1. (modifier) stubborn, obstinate, inflexible, hard-nosed, intractable, obdurate.

He tangata taringa pākura te tangata nei (W 1971:256). / This man is a stubborn person.


2. (noun) stubborn person.

Mēnā he tangata upoko mārō koe kua kīia koe he taringa pākura (Te Ara 2016). / If you are an obstinate person you are said to be a 'taringa pākura'.


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