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kupenga

1. (noun) net, fishing net.

Pai noa iho te toro o te kupenga e rua tekau mā rima iāri ki tērā taha o te awa, hai hopu kanae i ngā pō (HP 1991:17). / Stretching the net twenty-five yards to the other side of the river to catch grey mullet at night was quite easy.

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kupenga a Taramainuku

1. (noun) stratus cloud - clouds lying in sheets.

Ko te kupenga a Taramainuku: Ko te paparanga hahaka o ngā kapua, he pōuriuri, he papatahi te āhua (RP 2009:241). / The net of Taramainuku: Low-lying clouds that look dark and flat.

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Kupenga o Taramainuku, Te

1. (location) Manukau Harbour bar.

Nō ēnei ngā rā, ka whano ka wareware ki ngā tētē, ki ngā tīwai, ki ngā tāraro i hoea ai Te Moana ki Tīkapa, ki Te Kupenga o Taramainuku, ki ngā tahataha o Tāmaki, o hea, o hea (KO 15/8/1883:6). / These days we are on the verge of forgetting the canoes with a figurehead without arms and legs, the dugout canoes and the canoes adorned with plumes and carving that paddled the Hauraki Gulf, the Manukau Harbour bar, the shores of Tāmaki and other places.

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