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