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Pārāwai

1. (location) Thames - a town on the south-east shore of the Hauraki Gulf.

I a Haunui ka pakeke ka hiahia ia ki te moe i a Meri Tāmihana, he wahine nō Ngā Puhi, arā i te hōhipera o Pārāwai e ako ana hei nēhi (TTR 1996:233). / When Haunui grew up he wanted to marry Meri Thompson, a Ngā Puhi woman who was training to be a nurse at Thames Hospital.

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parawai

1. (noun) scum.

parawai

1. (noun) superior type of cloak made of flax fibre.

Nō te taenga mai ka takoto ngā taonga, te parawai, te kaitaka, te kākahu-kura, he nui te taonga, he nui hoki te kaitaka harakeke nei, me ngā patu e rua, kotahi te patu he mere, he akerautangi tētahi, he ōnewa tētahi, ko Oneone te ingoa; ko te Haemata te mere akerautangi rā (JPS 1927:254). / On arrival the gifts were laid out, the fine cloaks of flax fiber and red-feather cloaks, many articles, including many mats and two weapons, one being a wooden mere of akerautangi wood, the other a dark grey stone weapon, the name of which was Oneone, that of the wooden weapon being the Haemata.

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