1. (noun) channel.
Nō te tau 1891, ka whakaaetia e Marshall tētahi kirimana ki te minita mō ngā mahi nunui ki te whakaatea haere i ngā korou, ki te tangotango ake i ngā taitā kia pai ake ai te rere o ngā waka ki runga atu ki Pipiriki (TTR 1994:55). / In 1891 Marshall agreed to a contract with the minister for public works to clear the channels and to remove the snags to improve the movement of the vessels as far upstream as Pipiriki.
2. (noun) desire, wish, yearning, aspiration.
Ka pātai atu a Ngarue ki a Whare-matangi, “E tama! Kōrero rā ki a au i te korou a tō ngākau i tukua mai ai koe e tō whaea, e ō mātua, e ō tīpuna, i te ara i haerea mai nei e koe.” (JPS 1925:318). / Ngarue remarked to Whare-matangi, “Lad! Tell me the desire of your heart on whereby you were sent here by your mother and elders along the path that you have traversed."
2. (noun) listlessness, lethargy, apathy, reluctance, lacking spirit.
Ka whakapuakina e Taingākawa i reira te korou kore o Waikato ki te tuku i ā rātou rangatahi kia haina hei tūao, nā te mea, mai i 1861 kāore anō kia anganuitia ngā whakamau a Waikato (TTR 1996:243). / There Taingakawa declared the reluctance of Waikato to send their youth to sign up as volunteers because their grievances dating from 1861 had not yet been addressed.