hei aha [tāu] Play
1. I don't care what you say, never mind that - used to emphasise that the speaker will take no notice of a suggestion because it has no value.
Kāore au e pai ki a Timi, he pākira rawa nō tōna rae. Hei aha tāu, he tangata hūmārie ia. / I don't like Tim. He's too bald. I don't care, he's a handsome man.
(Te Pihinga Teachers' Manual (Ed. 2): 126;)