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tāhuna

1. (noun) sandbank, shoal.

Koia te tāhuna e takoto nā i te taha raki o te pūaha o Mānuka (JPS 1946:32). / This is the sandbank that lies to the north of the Manukau Harbour entrance.

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2. (noun) seaside, beach, sandy shore.

Ko te tāhuna: He onepū te papa o tēnei nōhanga i te takutai moana. Ko te nōhanga tēnei o te toheroa, te tuatua, ētahi momo pāpaka, me ētahi atu rauropi e kai ana i te meroiti o roto i te wai tai (RP 2009:294). / The sandy shore: The bed of this habitat on the sea coast is sandy. This is the habitat of toheroa, tuatua some species of crabs, and some organisms eating the plankton in the sea water.

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Tāhuna

1. (location) Queenstown waterfront.

tōtara tāhuna

1. (noun) pātōtara, dwarf mingimingi, Leucopogon fraseri - a very small shrub up to 15 cm high. The small leaves are very close-set with a sharp stiff point at the apex. The fruit are yellowish-orange when ripe.

riro te tāhuna i

1. the victory rests with.

I Tīhema o te tau 1928, i ohotata tonu te whakatūnga i a Ngata hai minita Māori i te rironga ohoreretanga o te tāhuna o te pōti whānui, i te Rōpū Unaititi (TTR 1996:107). / In December 1928 Ngata was suddenly appointed native minister when the United Party unexpectedly won the general election.

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Tāhuna o Tama-i-ea, Te

1. (location) Boulder Bank (Nelson).

tahu

1. (verb) (-na) to set on fire, light, set alight, burn, ignite, combust.

Ko ngā otaota hoki o ngā pāmu kua maroke rawa atu, ānō he mea tahu ki te ahi (KO 15/1/1886:3). / And the grass of the farms has dried off completely as if it was burnt with fire.

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2. (verb) (-na) to cook.

He mea hohore rawa ētahi o ngā manu, he mea tahu, he manu hou ētahi (JPS 59:283). / Some of the birds were plucked, some were preserved in fat and some eaten fresh.

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3. (verb) to perform karakia for the wairua.


4. (noun) brewing.

Ki taku mahara me whakatupu koutou i te hāpi, te taru e meatia nei e te Pākehā he tahu pia (TWMNT 2/12/1871:20). / In my opinion you should grow hops, the plant used by the Pākehā in brewing beer.

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