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Rakiura

1. (location) Stewart Island.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 78;)

Ka mutu te patu, ka kore he tāngata o taua takiwā, ka heke katoa ki Murihiku, ka rere atu ki ngā moutere noho ai, arā ki Ruapuke, ki Rakiura (TP 3/1913:8). / When the killing ended people no longer existed in that area, they all migrated to Southland and fled to the islands to live, that is to Ruapuke and Stewart Island.

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reperepe

1. (noun) elephantfish, Callorhinchus milii - a silvery grey fish with brownish-grey blotches on the back and sides and no scales. Snout with fleshy trunk-like appendage. In Aotearoa/New Zealnd waters it occurs from East Cape to Rakiura.

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1. (noun) elephantfish, Callorhinchus milii - a silvery grey fish with brownish-grey blotches on the back and sides and no scales. Snout with fleshy trunk-like appendage. In Aotearoa/New Zealnd waters it occurs from East Cape to Rakiura.

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