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rāhui

1. (noun) flock, herd, mob, swarm, cluster.

Nō muri ka rongo rātou ki ētahi tāngata he rāhui maki kūao nāna rātou i epaepa ki te kōwhatu i a rātou e hī ana (TWM 2/7/1868:4). / Later they heard from some people that it was a mob of young monkeys that pelted them with stones while they were fishing.

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2. (noun) bundle.

Nō te hoenga mai i Ahuahu ka whanakotia e tētahi te rāhui aruhe, whakapekea ana, ka utaina ki runga o te waka (TWMNT 11/9/1872:113). / When they paddled here from Great Mercury Island someone stole a bag of fern root, hid it and placed it onto the canoe.

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rāhui

1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to put in place a temporary ritual prohibition, closed season, ban, reserve - traditionally a rāhui was placed on an area, resource or stretch of water as a conservation measure or as a means of social and political control for a variety of reasons which can be grouped into three main categories: pollution by tapu, conservation and politics. Death pollutes land, water and people through tapu. A rāhui is a device for separating people from tapu things. After an agreed lapse of time, the rāhui is lifted. A rāhui is marked by a visible sign, such as the erection of a pou rāhui, a post. It is initiated by someone of rank and placed and lifted with appropriate karakia by a tohunga.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 226-227;)

Ka rāhuitia ngā pipi, ka oha (W 1971:237). / When the cockles are protected from being harvested they become plentiful.

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Synonyms: whakakati, whakatapu, tūrāhui


2. (modifier) reserved, restricted access, restricted.

I pā ā-tinana tonu a Īhāia ki ngā whakahaere a te kōti whenua i te wā o ngā huihuinga autō mō te poraka o Waikōpiro me ētahi atu, nō mua kē atu he whenua rāhui i kōwhakina mai i te poraka o Waipukurau (TTR 1994:30). / Ihaia had personal experience of the operations of land court during the protracted hearings concerning the Waikōpiro block and others, which were originally reserves separated off from the Waipukurau block.

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3. (noun) warning sign that a rāhui is in place, sanctuary, resource reserve, temporary prohibition.

Ko te pou rāhui te tohu o te rāhui, he mea pani ki te whero. Hei ētahi wā ka whakairia he kākahu, he hukahuka, he rarauhe rānei hei tohu i te rāhui. He wā ko te rangatira tonu ka whakatau i te rāhui (Te Ara 2013). / A rāhui was often indicated by a post painted red. Sometimes clothing, a lock of hair, or bracken fern might be hung to signal a rāhui. Sometimes a chief would place the rāhui.

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whenua rāhui

1. (noun) reserve, reserve land - land set aside for a special purpose.

Tata ki te katoa o ngā taitara mō ngā whenua rāhui nei i te herea ki ngā rīhi mutunga kore, utunga paku (Te Ara 2014). / Nearly all of the titles for these reserve lands are tied to low-yielding leases in perpetuity.

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pukapuka rāhui

1. (noun) reference book, desk copy (library).

Rāhui Pōkeka

1. (location) Huntly (Waikato).

I Waahi, i te kaokao tonu o Rāhui Pōkeka, a Korokī rātou ko tōna whānau e taki noho ana (TTR 1998:87). / Korokī and his family lived at Waahi, near Huntly.

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wāhi rāhui

1. (noun) no entry.

pou rāhui

1. (noun) rāhui post - a post marking a temporary prohibition.

Ka whakatauhia te rāhui i ngā wā e tūpuhi ana te kaimoana, inā rānei ka toremi he tangata. I ō mua wā ka tokona te pou rāhui hei whakaatu i te wāhi. Ka whakairia ki runga i te pou nei he rimurimu, he kākahu rānei nō taua tangata i toremi (Te Ara 2014). / Rāhui are imposed at times when the seafood was depleted, or when a person drowned. In earlier times a rāhui post was stuck in the ground to indicate the area. Seaweed was hung on the post, or a piece of clothing of the person who had drowned.

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rāhui haere pō

1. (noun) curfew.

kohikohinga pukapuka rāhui

1. (loan) (noun) reference collection.

Kōmihana Whenua Rāhui Māori

1. (loan) Native Reserves Commissioner.

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