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tikanga Play

1. (noun) correct procedure, custom, habit, lore, method, manner, rule, way, code, meaning, plan, practice, convention, protocol - the customary system of values and practices that have developed over time and are deeply embedded in the social context .

Ko ngā pereti kai he rourou; kāore he paoka, kāore he naihi, arā i tino whakaritea katoatia ki tā te Māori tikanga (TP 1/12/1900:14). / The eating plates were flax food baskets; there were no knives and forks, that is everything was organised according to Māori custom.
Ko ngā tikanga pai e tika ana kia puritia kia mau, hei tikanga mau tonu mō ngā whakatupuranga, ahakoa tikanga whenua, taonga rānei, mahi ā-ringa, whai kai rānei, ngā whakahaere o te pakanga, ōna tūwaewae rānei, ehara anō hoki i te tikanga kino ngā tikanga Māori (TPH 30/8/1902:3) / It is right that the beneficial customs should be retained as lasting practices for future generations, whether they be customs relating to land or property, crafts or procuring food, the procedures for conducting war or for visitors, and Māori practices are not bad ones.


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2. (noun) correct, right.

Kei te tautoko te iwi Māori i tēnei pire, nō te mea e kite ana rātou mā tēnei pire ka oti he tikanga e taea ai e rātou te rīhi i ō rātou whenua (RT 2013:81). / The Māori people are supporting this bill because they can see that with this bill they have a right whereby they will be able to lease their lands.

See also kei a [koe] te tikanga, (ko) te/tōna tikanga


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3. (noun) reason, purpose, motive.

He houhanga rongo te tikanga o te haere (TH 1/4/1861:2). / Peacemaking was the reason for the trip.


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4. (noun) meaning.

He aha te tikanga o taua kupu a Te Wharehuia i roto i tana whaikōrero? / What is the meaning of that word that Te Wharehuia used in his speech?


whai tikanga Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to be formal, handy, important, meaningful, have importance.

Kāhore ia i tino whakapono e whai tikanga ana te whakaminenga o ngā rangatira (TTR 1990:58). / He did not believe that the confederation of chiefs was a serious prospect.


2. (verb) (-tia) to have a right, have an interest.

Ki te whakaaro o te Komiti kāhore i whakaaturia mai he tino take kia whai tikangatia ai te Ture Whakatikatika i te Ture Ārai i ngā Tuku hē i ngā Whenua Māori, 1873 (TWMNT 17/4/1877:107). / This Committee is of opinion that no sufficient cause has been shown for interfering with the provisions of The Native Lands Frauds Prevention Act Amendment Act, 1873.


3. (modifier) important, meaningful, pivotal.

Nā Paurini Te Whatarau, he rangatira ahurei nō Ngāti Pūkenga, te mahi whai tikanga i riro mai ai he wāhi noho mō tōna iwi i Maketū (TTR 1994:143). / Paurini Te Whatarau, a prominent Ngāti Pukenga chief, played a pivotal role in securing living space for his people at Maketū.


4. (noun) importance, value.

Ka kite a Tirarau i te whai tikanga o te mahi tahi me te kāwanatanga (TTR 1994:166). / Tirarau saw the importance of co-operating with the government.


tikanga whakahaere Play

1. (noun) management practices.

Nō te hokinga tuarua o Hōri Kerei hei kāwana, ka whakahē a Taratoa i tana tikanga whakahaere i te motu (TTR 1990:160). / During George Grey's second term as governor, Taratoa opposed his system of management of the country.


whakahaere tikanga Play

1. (verb) to direct, superintend, govern, reign, lead, control, manage, administer, oversee, supervise.

Ko ia te Kīngi Māori tuatahi ki te tūtaki ki te Kīngi e whakahaere tikanga ana mō Peretānia i taua wā (TTR 1996:226). / He was the first Maori King to meet the reigning British King.


2. (modifier) directing, governing, reigning, leading, controlling, managing, administering, overseeing, supervising.

Noho tonu tēnei āhua, hei tauira ki ngā rangatira whakahaere tikanga i roto i a Ngāti Porou - arā, te māia, me te ū ki te whakapono (TTR 1990:375). / This pattern would be characteristic of Ngāti Porou leadership during the 1860s - that is militancy and Christianity.


tikanga reorua Play

1. (noun) bilingualism.


tikanga rua Play

1. (noun) biculturalism.

I whāia nuitia ngā rangatira tikanga rua e pūkenga ana ki te whakatakoto kaupapa ki te ao Pākehā (TTR 1994:180). / Biculturally competent leaders who were skilled in managing the relationships with the Pākehā world were in high demand.


tikanga ture Play

1. (loan) (noun) legal system.


tōna tikanga Play

1. supposedly, it would seem, strictly speaking, by rights, it's supposed to be like this - an idiom used to make an assertion or to state that something was supposed to take place or have taken place.

Tōna tikanga kia papā te whatitiri, kia hikohiko te uira, kia pōrukuruku te rangi i tō wehenga atu, engari i rangi paihuarere, i tau ko pakiwaru, ko te paki o Atutahi, te whetū tārake o te rangi (HM 1/1995). / The thunder is supposed to resound, the lightning flash and the sky be clouded over at your departure, but it's a fine day, the fine weather has settled and it's the fine weather of Canopus, the star that stands out in the sky.


tikanga matatika Play

1. (noun) code of ethics, ethics.


te tikanga Play

1. supposedly, it would seem, strictly speaking, by rights, it's supposed to be like this - an idiom used to make an assertion or to state that something was supposed to take place or have taken place.

I te mea he hararei tūmatanui te Paraire, ko te tikanga ka tīkina mai ngā rāpihi i te ata o te Rāhoroi (HKK 1999:152). / Because Friday is a public holiday, the rubbish is supposed to be collected on Saturday morning.


tikanga akuaku Play

1. (noun) hygiene rules, hygienic practices.

Kei roto e mau ana te tohe a Te Pōpi, arā, kia mōhio rā anō te Māori ki ngā tikanga akuaku, ka pāpāngia tonutia rātou e te tahumaero (TTR 1996:137). / Contained in it was Pope's argument that until Māori understood the rules of hygiene they would continue to be vulnerable to disease.

See also akuaku


Komihana Tikanga Tangata Play

1. (loan) (noun) Human Rights Commission.


(ko) te/tōna tikanga Play

1. supposedly, it would seem, strictly speaking, by rights, it's supposed to be like this - an idiom used to make an assertion or to state that something was supposed to take place or have taken place.

Ko te tikanga kua tae kē mai te waka rererangi i te hāpāhi i te rima karaka i te ahiahi. / The plane was supposed to have arrived at 5.30 p.m.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 140;)

See also te tikanga, tōna tikanga


mātauranga tikanga tangata Play

1. (noun) anthropology.

Ka haere tonu ngā mahi a Te Rangi Hīroa ki te whai i te kaupapa i kaingākautia nei e ia, arā, te mātauranga tikanga tangata (TTR 1996:14). / Buck continued to pursue the discipline that was dear to him, which was anthropology.


tohunga tikanga tangata Play

1. (noun) anthropologist.

Ko tōna mana i roto i te ao Māori, pērā i tōna mana hei tino tohunga tikanga tangata rā, e pā ana ki ngā taonga ā-iwi o Poronihia, ka tū tonu, ka tū tonu (TTR 1996:18). / His standing in the Māori world, as is his mana as an anthropologist, particularly of Polynesian material culture, remains undiminished.


Kōmihana Tikanga Tangata Play

1. (loan) (noun) Human Rights Commission.


Tikanga Pōti Whirirua Play

1. (loan) (noun) Mixed Member Proportional electoral system, MMP.

E kore pea e riro ki tētahi rōpū kotahi te mana kāwanatanga i raro i te tikanga pōti whirirua (Te Ara 2013). / Under MMP it is unlikely that a single party will have the authority to be the government.


tikanga tuku iho Play

1. (noun) customary law, tradition, lore, custom.

Ko Tukumana te tino kaiwhakamārama o ngā tikanga tuku iho a ngā iwi o Marutūāhu whānui tonu, tēnā rawa ia, a Ngāti Whanaunga ake (TTR 1996:232). / Tukumana was the exponent of the traditions of the tribes of Marutūāhu generally, but of Ngāti Whanaunga in particular.


tikanga ā-iwi Play

1. (noun) cultural practice, social science, tribal custom.

Nā runga i tōna pūkenga ki ngā tikanga ā-iwi me ngā kōrero tuku iho i tū teitei ai tōna mana i waenga i te kāhui ariki o Ngāi Tahu (TTR 1994:39). / As an expert on tribal custom and traditions his standing among Ngāi Tahu aristocracy was of the highest.


tikanga o te marae Play

1. (noun) marae custom.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 122-128;)


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