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1. (verb) (-hia,-ia,-ngia,-tia) to gather together.

Mai i te tīmatanga o te tekau tau mai i 1820, ka ngana a Tāraia rātou ko tana iwi ki te apo pū, hei ārai atu i ngā takatakahanga mai a Ngā Puhi (TTR 1990:154). / From the early 1820s Taraia and his people were eager to arm themselves with guns to protect themselves from being trampled on by Ngā Puhi.

See also tauapo


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2. (verb) (-hia,-ia,-ngia,-tia) to grasp greedily, grab, appropriate, acquire greedily.

Ka whakatakotoria te aukati kia kaua e uru mai ngā Pākehā me ā rātou haumi o Te Arawa ki te apo whenua (TTR 1990:198). / The boundary was set so that the Pākehā and their Te Arawa allies could not enter to grab land.


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3. (modifier) greedy, avaricious, grasping, acquisitive, covetous.

Nā te kōti whenua ka puhake ngā kino katoa—: te kōrero parau, te tāhae, te hae, te whakamauāhara, te whanokē, te aroha-kore, te ngākau apo (TTT 1/8/1925:278). / Because of the land court all the evils became apparent: telling lies, stealing, envy, hatred, erratic behaviour, lack of compassion and greed.


Synonyms: kaiponu, hao, haohao


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4. (noun) greed, avarice.

Kāore i roa te whakaratanga ka parea ake e te Pākehā ki rahaki, kua apohia anō he whenua. Ka waiho tonu hei mahi, te apo whenua (TTR 1990:354). / It wasn't long after compromise was reached when it was pushed aside by the Pākehā, and land was again being grabbed. Greed for land continued to be the occupation.


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