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uri

1. (adjective) be dark in colour, dark green.

He uri te tae o ngā rau pakari o te kawakawa (PK 2008:1035). / The colour of the mature leaves of the kawakawa is dark green.

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uri

1. (noun) offspring, descendant, relative, kin, progeny, blood connection, successor.

E ora tonu ana i te rā nei ngā uri o te hikahika a Māhanga (TTR 1994:41). / The line of direct descendants of Māhanga continues today.

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karoro uri

1. (noun) kākā of dark plumage.

whakaputa uri

1. (noun) reproduction.

Mō te wāhi ki te whakaputa uri, kāore te kākāpō e mahi poka noa. He mōhio ia he pai ake te tau humi hei whakapakeke uri, nō reira ka tatari kia matomato rā anō te tupu o te kai, ā, hei reira tahuri ai ki te whakaipoipo (HM 4/1998:4). / With regard to producing offspring, the kākāpō does not do it randomly. It knows that years of abundance are better to raise offspring and so it waits until the growth of food is lush and then sets about courtship.

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tongatonga uri

1. (noun) rash (on the skin).

pepe ao uri

1. (noun) common blue butterfly, Zizina labradus labradus - common in gardens and farmland in the North Island and north and west of the South Island.

whakaputa uri tōrua

1. (noun) sexual reproduction.

Ko te whakaputa uri tōrua he tukanga o ngā rauropi, e hono tahi ai ngā pūtau hema o ngā mātua e rua (te toa me te uwha) hei whakaputa uri (RP 2009:445). / Sexual reproduction is a process in organisms where the gametes of two parents (male and female) are combined to produce off spring (RP 2009:445).

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Uri Māroa, Te

1. (location) Gondwanaland.

He wā i piri tahi ai ngā paparahi o te ao, ka kīia ko Pangaea hei ingoa mō taua whenua rahi. Kotahi rau toru tekau miriona tau ki mua, ka tīmata te wehewehe haere o ngā paparahi e whitu. Ka tapaina te paparahi nui o te tonga ko Te Uri Māroa (RP 2009:313). / There was a time when the continents of the world were together and Pangaea was given as a name for that great land. One hundred and thirty years ago the seven continents began to separate. The great continent of the south was named Gondwanaland.

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whakaputa uri tōtahi

1. (noun) asexual reproduction.

He tere te tukanga whakaputa uri tōtahi nā te mea kāore he wāhi ki te kimi hoa whakaputa uri (RP 2009:446). / The process of asexual reproduction is fast because there is no need to look for a partner for reproduction.

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pūnaha whakaputa uri

1. (noun) reproductive system.

Kāhui Tau, Te

1. refers to Rau-kata-uri and Rau-kata-mea who sing, play on instruments, or do posture dances.

Te Kāhui Tau, Rau-kata-uri, Rau-kata-mea: Ki ētahi kōrero ko te pūtake mai rāua o ngā mahi ngahau, o ngā mahi o te rēhia, o te harakoa. Ki ētahi kōrero he tuāhine nō Tinirau. Ko rāua ētahi o ngā wahine nāna i whakangahau i kitea ai te niho o Kae (Ngae, Kaunihoniho ki ētahi). Koia Te Kāhui Tau, mō te waiata, mō te whakatangi, mō te haka (M 2006:232). / Te Kāhui Tau, Rau-kata-uri, Rau-kata-mea: According to some accounts the latter two were the origin of the arts of amusement, entertainment, and pleasure. According to some they were sisters of Tini-rau. They were among the women who entertained and caused Kae to show his teeth (Ngae, Kau-nihoniho according to some). The term Kāhui (a tribal designation) Tau pertains to these two, and those who sing, play on instruments, or do posture dances (M 2006:233).

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Tūwhare, Hone

1. (personal name) (1922-2008) Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Korokoro, Ngāti Tautahi, Te Popoto, Te Uri-o-Hau - Renowned Poet and socialist who was born at Kokewai, Mangakāhia but spent most of the second part of his life at Kaka Point on the Catlins coast. Poetry collections include No Ordinary Sun and Come Rain Hail. Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago in 1969 and again in 1974. At the end of his two year term he published Piggy Back Moon which was shortlisted in the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. Awarded the University of Auckland Literary Fellowship in 1991. Named New Zealand's second Te Mata Poet Laureate in 1999. Among ten of Aotearoa/New Zealand's greatest living artists named as Arts Foundation of New Zealand Icon Artists at a ceremony in 2003. In 2003, awarded one of the three inaugural Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement.

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