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pāhekoheko

1. (verb) (-hia,-tia) to combine, co-operate, join, join together, unite, interact, associate, integrate, mix.

E pāhekoheko ana ngā tamariki i waenganui i a rātau anō i ngā wā katoa (Ng 1993:234). / The children interact amongst themselves all the time.

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2. (modifier) combining, co-operative, joint, united, interactive, associated, integrated, mixed.

I muri mai i ngā pakanga a te kāwanatanga me ngā iwi Māori i te wāhanga tuarua o te rautau 1800, ka kaha ake ngā mahi pāhekoheko i waenganui i ngā kāinga Māori me Tauiwi (Te Ara 2017). / After the wars between government forces and Māori tribes in the second half of the 1800s, cooperative activities between Māori communities and Pākehā became stronger.

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3. (noun) connection, relationship, association, interaction, combination.

Ko te tangata whenua ka noho ki te wāhi i whānau ōna mātua tūpuna, taka rawa iho ki a ia. Ka puea ake tōna tuakiri i āna pāhekoheko me te whenua, te rangi, te moana (Te Ara 2016). / An indigenous person lives in the place where her parents and ancestors were born, down to the herself. Her identity springs from her connection with the land, sky and sea.

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