1. (verb) (-a) to be in difficulty, perplexed, troubled.
1. (noun) minor problem - a problem that can easily be remedied.
Tamaiti (me te pōuri anō): Māmā, kua mīia e au taku moenga. Māmā: Kei te pai e te tau, he raru ki uta. He māmā noa iho te horoi i ngā hīti (HJ 2012:22). / Child (very upset): Mum, I wet my bed. Mother: That's alright my love, it's a minor problem. It quite easy to wash the sheets.
1. (noun) serious problem - a problem that can not be easily remedied.
He punua raru noa iho tērā - he raru ki uta. Tēnā ia ko tēnei, he raru ki tai. Kāore he putanga, kāore he rerenga e ora ai te tangata (HJ 2012:22). / That was just a small problem - a minor one. But this one, it's a serious problem. There's no way out, no escape for a person to recover.