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pūtea

1. (noun) finely woven bag.

Ka kohia atu hoki e mātou, e ngā wāhine me ngā tamariki, ngā kōhatu noa, ngā tarutaru noa, ka hoatu ki aua tupua, he kōhatu i paingia, ā, ka kohia ki ā rātou pūtea, he mea i makaa ko ngā tarutaru me ngā peka rākau i hoatu (Wh4 2004:135). / We, the women and children, collected stones and vegetation randomly and gave them to those strange beings. They liked the stones and put them in their finely woven bags, but the grasses and branches of trees that we gave them were thrown away.

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2. (noun) fund, finance, bank account, sum of money.

Hei penapena i te pūtea, i kī atu ia he pai kē ake tana haere mā runga waka ā-mahi i te haere mā runga tekehī (TTR 1998:102). / In order to save money, she said that it would be better if she travelled by service car rather than by taxi.

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Synonyms: pūtea pēke

pūtea kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) government grant.

pūtea moni

1. (loan) (noun) sum of money, fund, account.

E kī ana ia ka nui te moni kei Niu Tīreni. Kei te puhake ngā pūtea moni katoa o te motu (TTT 1/8/1929: 1037). / He is saying that New Zealand has plenty of money. All the country's accounts are full to overflowing.

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Synonyms: kaute, kōrero, whakamārama, pire

kaitiaki pūtea

1. (noun) accountant.

He mea whakatū anō hoki a ia hei tumuaki mō te pekanga ki Pōneke o te Rōpū Wāhine Toko i te Ora, ā, hei tumuaki tuarua, kaitiaki pūtea atu hoki mō te kaunihera ā-rohe o te rōpū nei ki Pōneke (TTR 2000:253). / She was also appointed as president of the Wellington branch of the Māori Women’s Welfare League, and vice president and treasurer of the Wellington district council.

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Synonyms: kaikaute

pūrongo pūtea

1. (noun) financial statement.

tauākī pūtea

1. (noun) financial statement.

Ka whakaatuhia ēnei tauākī pūtea i ngā tāra o Aotearoa (Te Taura Whiri 2007). / These financial statements are shown in New Zealand dollars.

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tau pūtea

1. (noun) financial year.

Ko ngā kupu whakataki ēnei o te Pūrongo-ā-Tau a Te Taura Whiri mō te tau pūtea i mutu i te 30 o Pipiri 1995 (HM 4/1995:1). / These are the introductory comments of the the Māori Language Commission's Annual Report for the financial year ending on 30 June 1995.

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pūtea iti

1. (noun) petty cash, family budget.

Hāunga anō, i runga tonu i tana pai ki te whakahaere i te pūtea iti a te whānau, ā, ahakoa ngā uaua o tērā wā, tokowhitu rawa āna tamariki i tae ki te kura tuarua (TTR 2000:89). / Yet she managed the family budget so well that, despite difficulties of that time, seven of her children went to secondary school.

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arotake pūtea

1. (noun) audit, financial review.

Kimihia he tikanga arotake pūtea e rite ai ki ngā hiahia o te hunga pāho Māori (RT 2013:4). / Look for an audit process to suit the wishes of Māori broadcasters.

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mahere pūtea

1. (noun) budget (finance).

Ko te whāinga matua o tā te pakihi whakamahere pūtea, kia toe mai he moni hua i te paunga o te tau. Mēnā ka nui ake ngā whakapaunga i ērā ka matapaehia i te mahere pūtea, tērā pea ko te moni ngaro te otinga, ā, ka raru pea te pakihi (TRP 2010:159). / The main objective of a financial business plan is that there is a profit at the end of the year. If expenditure is greater than was predicted in the budget, then it is likely that it will result in a financial loss, and the business might be in trouble.

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pūtea pēke

1. (noun) bank account.

Ko tā te ripanga kaute, he whakarārangi i ngā moni tango me ngā moni kuhu o tētahi pūtea pēke, me te whakaatu anō i te tapeke pūtea (TRP 2010:215). / The purpose of a balance sheet is to list the withdrawals and deposits of a bank account, and to show the account balance.

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tapeke pūtea

1. (noun) account balance.

Ko tā te ripanga kaute, he whakarārangi i ngā moni tango me ngā moni kuhu o tētahi pūtea pēke, me te whakaatu anō i te tapeke pūtea (TRP 2010:215). / The purpose of a balance sheet is to list the withdrawals and deposits of a bank account, and to show the account balance.

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pūtea tāpiri

1. (noun) subsidy.

Ka whiwhi pūtea tāpiri te hunga iti nei ā rātou moni whiwhi, mō ā rātou utunga hauora (Te Ara 2012). / Those on low incomes receive subsidies for medical costs.

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pūtea taurewa

1. (noun) loan, financial loan.

I whakamahia taua pūtea taurewa nei hai hanga i te wheketere miraka o Te Kaha (TTR 1996:185). / That loan was used to build the Te Kaha Dairy Factory.

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pūtea penapena

1. (noun) savings fund, nest egg, provision for a rainy day, reserves, investment.

E kainga korekikotia ana ngā moni a te pūtea penapena, ā, kua matekiri ngātahi haere a Te Rata rāua ko tana matua ki tō rāua māngai (TTR 1996:225). / The investments were losing money and both Te Rata and his father were becoming disillusioned with their agent.

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pūtea tārewa

1. (noun) financial loan.

Nō te mutunga o 1928, ka noho ko Ngata te minita mō ngā take Māori, ā, nā tana ture e tuku ana i ētehi pūtea tārewa a te kāwanatanga ki ngā kaiahu whenua Māori (TTR 1996:47). / At the end of 1928 Ngata became native minister, and his legislation providing for state loans to Māori farmers.

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whiwhinga pūtea

1. (noun) income.

Heoti, nā te mea ko ngā whaina me ngā tāke kurī anake te whiwhinga pūtea a te kaunihera, he wāhanga noa iho i utua ki a ia (TTR 1996:95). / However, because the council's only income was from fines and dog-taxes, he was only paid a proportion.

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pūtea penihana kāwanatanga

1. (loan) (noun) Government Superannuation Fund.

Pūtea Whakatupu, Te

1. Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust.

tangata whai pūtea

1. (noun) capitalist - tāngata whai pūtea (plural).

Ki tā ētahi tāngata me mātātaki tātou i te āhua o te tangata whai pūtea me tōna kūware ki ngā tirohanga me ngā tikanga a te Māori. / Some people say that we should challenge the nature of the capitalist with his ignorance about the views and customs of Māori.

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