2. (noun) tattooing instrument - named after Mataora, who received his moko from Uetonga in the underworld, and brought the art back to earth.
3. (noun) life cycle.
E whā ngā whanaketanga i te mataora o te hīhue: ka tīmata i te hua, ka whanake ki te anuhe, ki te tūngoungou, tae rawa ki te hīhue (Te Ara 2015). / The four stages in the development of the life cycle of the convolvulus hawk moth are: beginning with the egg, then the caterpillar develops, then the chrysalis or pupa, and finally the convolvulus hawk moth.
1. (noun) live performance, live stage production.
Ko te mahi a te pūkenga oro, he hopu, he rāwekeweke, he whakanikoniko, he whakaputa i te puoro. He wā anō, ko tāna mahi he whakarite, he whakahaere i ngā oro mō tētahi whakaaturanga mataora ki te atamira o te whare whakaari. Ko te āhua o ngā oro hei whakaū i te wairua o te whakaaturanga (RMR 2017). / The role of a sound engineer is to record, manipulate, embellish and reproduce music. Another role is in arranging and controlling the sound for a live stage production. The nature of the sound helps establish the mood of the production (RMR 2017).