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oranga

1. (noun) survivor, food, livelihood, welfare, health, living.

Nā, i mua ake rā he oranga nui e puta ana mai ki te tangata i te kiri rāpeti (TP 1/12/1900:5). / Now, there used to be a good living for a person from rabbit skins.

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moni oranga

1. (loan) (noun) benefit (money), maintenance.

Ko tēnei e mea ana te whakaaro kia waiho ētahi o ngā moni e puta mai ana i runga i ngā whenua o te hāhi hei moni oranga mō tētahi whare whakaakoranga i ngā Māori (TWMNT 25/1/1876:13). / It was proposed to devote some of the funds derived from the church's properties as maintenance of an educational institution for the Māori.

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oranga ngākau

1. (noun) comfort, relief, solace, reassurance.

He oranga ngākau te kite iho i te tokomaha o te hunga kei te whai kupu mō tēnei take (TAH 26:4). / It is reassuring seeing so many people speaking about this matter.

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oranga tonutanga

1. (noun) continued wellbeing, survival, sustenance.

Ko te awa o Whanganui te puna o te kaha, te ora, te tuakiri, te wairua, te oranga tonutanga mō ngā iwi e noho ana ki ōna tahatika (Te Ara 2017). / The Whanganui River is the source of the strength, life, identity, spirit and sustenance for the tribes living along it's banks.

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