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Ngāmotu

1. (location) New Plymouth - an extension of the name of the steep peak to the south-west of the wharves at New Plymouth.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 4;)

Ngāmotu: He hiwi tūpoupou kei te taha hauāuru-mā-tonga o te wāpu i Niu Paremata (M 2005:242). / Ngāmotu: A steep hill to the south-west of the wharves at New Plymouth.

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Nū Pāremata

1. (loan) (location) New Plymouth - the largest town in Taranaki.

Tae rawa atu te ope a Taranaki kua kore he tāngata, kua wera hoki te pā i te ahi. Ko ngā tūpāpaku e pūkai ana ko Te Waitere, ko tētahi āpiha Pākehā me tana wahine me ngā tamariki tokotoru, me ētahi atu Pākehā tokorua. Heoti haria mai ana ki Nū Pāremata tanu ai (TP 5/1904:8). / When Taranaki's party finally arrived the pā had been burnt. The bodies that were lying in a heap were Te Waitere, a Pākehā officer and his wife and three children with another two Pākehā. And so they were brought to New Plymouth to be buried.

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Niu Paremata

1. (loan) (location) New Plymouth.

Ngāmotu: He hiwi tūpoupou kei te taha hauāuru-mā-tonga o te wāpu i Niu Paremata (M 2005:242). / Ngāmotu: A steep hill to the south-west of the wharves at New Plymouth.

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Āti Awa, Te

1. (personal noun) tribal group to the north-east of Mount Taranaki including the Waitara and New Plymouth areas. A section of Te Āti Awa moved to parts of the Wellington area and the northern South Island in the 1820s.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 89, 113;)

Taranaki

1. (personal noun) tribal group to the west of Mount Egmont (Taranaki) and south of New Plymouth.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 89;)


2. (location) Mount Egmont.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 103;)


3. (location) the region in the west of the North Island in the vicinity of Mount Taranaki.

Ko ngā kupu o te waiata, ko ngā whakamārama hoki he mea kohikohi mai e ia i ngā iwi o te rohe o Taranaki, i a Ngā Rauru, i a Ngāti Ruanui (M 2006:418). / He collected the words of the song and the explanations from the tribes of the Taranaki district, from the Ngā Rauru and Ngāti Ruanui tribes.

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Poutūtaki

1. (location) Fitzroy - now a suburb of New Plymouth.

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