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kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) government, dominion, rule, authority, governorship, province.

Ka mea a Te Wōkera, he tini ngā pukapuka kua tae mai, he tini anō hoki ngā whakaaro tangotango i ngā tikanga o taua ture whakawā whenua Māori, kua tae mai ki te kāwanatanga (TW 5/8/1874:3). / Vogel said that much documentation had arrived and that many submissions on the provisions of that Māori Land Court law had also reached the government.

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mana kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) political power, official status.

Nā te kaha o te ātetenga a te kāwanatanga kei riro i te Kīngitanga te mana kāwanatanga, kāwanatanga ā-rohe rānei, me te kore huruhuru tonu hoki o te Kīngitanga, koia ērā ngā take i hinga ai aua kaupapa (TTR 1996:86). / The strength of the government's resistance to the King movement's political power or local governance, and also through lack of means, were the reasons that those plans foundered.

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māngai kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) ambassador, government representative, high commissioner.

Hopu atu a Tā Hāmi Ārena, te māngai kāwanatanga, ka whakahokia atu aua koha nei me tētehi reta mārō e whakamārama ana, arā, mehemea kīhai i tukua atu aua koha nei mā te ara tika, ā, i runga anō i te tūtohu a te kāwanatanga o Aotearoa, kāti, tē taea e te Piriniha te tango (TTR 1996:243). / These were returned to the high commissioner, Sir James Allen, with a stiff note explaining that if those gifts were not given in the correct way and with the consent of the New Zealand government the Prince was not able to take them.

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pukapuka kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) government documents.

pūtea kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) government grant.

takawaenga kāwanatanga

1. (noun) diplomat.

Kāore i mahue i a ia te āhua o te takawaenga kāwanatanga, ka mau tonu tana whakahaere hākari, whakatū mahi whakangahau, mahi inuinu mō ana hoamahi o mua me o nāianei hoki (TTR 2000:21). / He did not abandon the lifestyle of the diplomat but continued with receptions and cocktail parties for present and former colleagues.

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ture kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) constitutional law.

Nā te hiahia o ngā tāngata whai kia whakatū kāwanatanga mō rātau ake, i te tau 1852 ka whakamanahia e te paremata o Ingarangi te ture kāwanatanga mō Niu Tīreni (Te Ara 2013). / When the people sought self-government, in 1852 the British Parliament passed the New Zealand Constitution Act for New Zealand.

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wāriu kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) government valuation.

Riro atu ana i taua waka taua 1348 eka whenua, te wāriu kāwanatanga o tēnei wā mō taua whenua £6,333 (TTT 1/11/1922:1). / That juggernaut (war canoe) is taking 1348 acres of land, for which the current government valuation is £6,333.

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Rūnanga Kāwanatanga

1. (loan) Executive Council, Cabinet.

Nō te rīhainatanga mai o tana hoa, o Āpirana Ngata i te rūnanga kāwanatanga i te tau 1934, tonoa ana a Parore ki te mau atu i te kōrero tautoko a te Rōpū Māori o Ākarana ki a ia (TTR 1998:137). / When his friend Āpirana Ngata resigned from cabinet in 1934, Parore was sent to take him the testimonial of the Auckland association.

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kaimahi kāwanatanga

1. (noun) civil servant.

pūtea penihana kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) Government Superannuation Fund.

Pūtea Penihana Kāwanatanga, Te

1. (loan) (personal noun) Government Superannuation Fund Department.

rūnanga o te kāwanatanga

1. (loan) cabinet - the committee of senior ministers responsible for controlling government policy.

Nā te pirimia ngā minita o te rūnanga o te kāwanatanga i whiriwhiri. / The prime minister selected the ministers of cabinet.

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Synonyms: kāhui minita

kāwanatanga ā-kāinga

1. (loan) (noun) local government.

kāwanatanga ā-rohe

1. (loan) (noun) regional government.

Komihana o ngā Tari Kāwanatanga, Te

1. (loan) State Services Commission.

Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, Te

1. (loan) Archives New Zealand.

Tari o Te Rūnanga Kāwanatanga me te Pirimia

1. (loan) Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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