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maunga

1. (noun) mountain, mount, peak.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 103; Te Kākano Audio Tapes/CDs (Ed. 2): exercise 47;)

Kei te āta āngia haeretia e te Pākehā, āpōpō ake nei piri mai ana i ngā pari, i runga rānei i ngā keokeonga o ngā maunga (TTT 1/3/1930:1992). / We are slowly being driven out by the Pākehā and soon will be clinging to the cliffs or on the peaks of the mountains.

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tupari maunga

1. (noun) gahnia, Gahnia xanthocarpa - an endemic grass found in the North Island and Nelson, Marlborough, Westland and Canterbury where it is very uncommon.

pae maunga

1. (noun) mountain range.

Huri noa, huri noa i te tuakaihau, he maunga, he pae maunga, he matuaiwi (HM 2/2009:10). / In all directions in the distance were mountains, mountain ranges and rows of hills.

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Maunga-hekea

1. (location) Little Rangitoto (Auckland).

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 107;)

Maungarei

1. (location) Mount Wellington (Auckland).

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 107;)

Maungawhau

1. (location) Mount Eden (Auckland).

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 107;)

Ka tukua ā rātou nei hinu kakara, me ngā remu huia, me ngā hou toroa, me ngā ipu taramea ki te tino rangatira o taua pā nei, o Maungawhau (TAH 44:24). / Their fragrant oils, huia tail-feathers, albatross feathers, and containers of taramea scent were given to the head chief of the pā of Mount Eden.

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Maungauika

1. North Head (Auckland).

Maungakiekie

1. (location) One Tree Hill (Auckland).

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 107;)

Mahuika, Apirana Tuahae Kaukapakapa

1. (personal name) (1934-2015) Ngāti Porou; leader, orator, expert in Māori language and customs. Ordained as a minister in the Anglican Church in 1964. Gained a BA from the University of Auckland, and an MA from Sydney. Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Waikato in 2004. Chairman of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Porou and oversaw the vesting of the legal title of Hikurangi Maunga and the Ngāti Porou settlement with the Crown. Member of the Council and Te Rōpū Manukura of The University of Waikato.

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