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rūnanga

1. (verb) (-tia) to discuss in an assembly.

Ka mutu tā rātou tangi, ka rūnangatia anō e rātou kia haere ki te tārai haumi mō tō rātou waka (TWMNT 11/9/1872:113). / When they had finished weeping, the consensus was that they should go and fashion an extension for their canoe.

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2. (modifier) holding counsel.

I ngā rā o mua, i te wā o te Pākehā kīanō i noho i ngā motu nei, he iwi rūnanga te Māori ki te rapu tikanga mō rātou, ā he iwi āta rapurapu i ngā mea e ora ai, e toa ai, ā e noho mana ai te Māori, ā he iwi rongo ki ō rātou rangatira, ā e ui ana mātou, kei hea te mea o ā te Pākehā kōrero e kōrero nei i te pāremata i rerekē atu i ā te Māori rūnanga o mua (TW 28/9/1878:479). / In former times, at the time when the Pākehā had not yet settled in these islands, the Māori were a people that held counsel to seek processes for themselves, and they were a people that carefully investigated the things whereby they would live, succeed and maintain their status, and they were a people who listened to their leaders, and we ask, what is it that Pākehā say in parliament that is different from what Māori did in councils in former times.

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3. (noun) council, tribal council, assembly, board, boardroom, iwi authority - assemblies called to discuss issues of concern to iwi or the community.

Nā te rūnanga i Pēria i whakahaere te kāwanatanga o te rohe, me te whakawā ina te wānangatia ki roto i te whare rūnanga (TTR 1990:321). / The council at Pēria provided local government and also dispensed justice, after discussion in the meeting house.

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4. (noun) legislative assembly.

Ko Te Mākarini te tangata nāna i whakapuaki tēnei whakaaro i roto i te Rūnanga o te Kāwanatanga, ā, whakapaingia ana e ngā Pākehā katoa o taua Rūnanga (TWM 26/9/1867:1). / Mr McLean was the person who expressed this view in the Legislative Assembly of the Government and it was approved by all the Pākehā members of that Legislative Assembly.

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Rūnanga Kāwanatanga

1. (loan) Executive Council, Cabinet.

Nō te rīhainatanga mai o tana hoa, o Āpirana Ngata i te rūnanga kāwanatanga i te tau 1934, tonoa ana a Parore ki te mau atu i te kōrero tautoko a te Rōpū Māori o Ākarana ki a ia (TTR 1998:137). / When his friend Āpirana Ngata resigned from cabinet in 1934, Parore was sent to take him the testimonial of the Auckland association.

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rūnanga hūri

1. (loan) (noun) jury.

Ko ō rātou hoa whakarongo i ngā kōrero o te whakawākanga, ko taua rūnanga hūri, tekau mā rua nei (MM.TKM 1858:v). / They are assisted by the jury, of the twelve.

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Whare Rūnanga

1. House of Representatives, Parliament.

whare rūnanga

1. (noun) meeting house.

Nā te rūnanga i Pēria i whakahaere te kāwanatanga o te rohe, me te whakawā ina te wānangatia ki roto i te whare rūnanga (TTR 1990:321). / The council at Pēria provided local government and also dispensed justice, after discussion in the meeting house.

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See also wharenui

Rūnanga Ariki

1. (noun) Legislative Council, Upper House.

Kua kite iho au i te nūpepa kua whakaaro te Rūnanga Ariki o te Whare o Runga kia tirohia he rīwhi mō Mahuta (TP 1/1907:2). / I have seen in the newspaper that the Legislative Council of the Upper House is considering looking for a replacement for Mahuta.

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rūnanga hanga ture

1. (loan) (noun) legislature.

Nō te tau 1893, i pōti kē a Tūnuiārangi mō te kaupapa a Hōne Heke Ngāpua ina te mutunga mai, e mea ana kia wehea mai te rūnanga hanga ture a te Kotahitanga kia tū wātea mai i te mana o te Kāwana (TTR 1996:259). / In 1893 Tūnuiārangi had voted for Hōne Heke Ngāpua's proposal which sought independence for the Kotahitanga legislature from the governor's authority.

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rūnanga o te kāwanatanga

1. (loan) cabinet - the committee of senior ministers responsible for controlling government policy.

Nā te pirimia ngā minita o te rūnanga o te kāwanatanga i whiriwhiri. / The prime minister selected the ministers of cabinet.

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Synonyms: kāhui minita

rūnanga ā-iwi

1. (noun) tribal council.

Ka waihangatia hoki ngā rūnanga ā-iwi engari auare ake, kāore i whai mana ki te titiro a te kāwanatanga (Te Ara 2017). / Tribal councils were created, but these were not official in the eyes of the government.

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Rūnanga Ruānuku o te Kuīni

1. Queen's Council, Privy Council.

Kua mōhiotia nuitia te kino, kino, kino rawa o te tupeka, koia i whakaarahia ai e te Runanga Ruānuku o te Kuīni ngā ture hei patu i tērā taru kai a te kuri (KO 15/7/1884:7). / It is generally known how extremely bad tobacco is and that's why the laws have been raised by the Privy Council to destroy that damn weed.

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Rūnanga Nui o Niu Tīreni

1. (loan) House of Representatives, Parliament, General Assembly of New Zealand.

Kua oti te whakamana he Ture e te Rūnanga Nui o Niu Tīreni (TKM.MM 1/5/1863:23). / The General Assembly of New Zealand has passed an Act.

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Rūnanga Whakakotahi i ngā Iwi o te Ao

1. United Nations.

Tari o Te Rūnanga Kāwanatanga me te Pirimia

1. (loan) Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Komiti Ture o te Rūnanga Tohutohu a te Karauna

1. (loan) Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Whakapuakitanga o te Rūnanga Whakakotahi i ngā Iwi o te Ao mō ngā Tika o ngā Iwi Taketake

1. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

taura here

1. (noun) binding ropes, urban kinship group, domestic migrants, kinship link - a term sometimes used for tribal members in the city who join taura here groups to help to retain their identity and links back to their tribal homelands. These link back to iwi organisations and often taura here representatives have a place on iwi boards. For example, Te Runanga nui o Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Upoko o Te Ika is the Wellington taura here group for Ngāti Kahungunu. There are two taura here groups in Auckland for Ngā Puhi – Te Taura Here ki Manurewa (South Auckland) and Te Taura Here o Ngāpuhi ki Waitākere (North and West Auckland).

Nō te tau 1925 i whakatūria a ia hai kaikaunihera whakahaere mō te Kotahitanga o ngā Tāngata Mahi o Niu Tīreni mō te rohe o Tūranga, ka noho nei ia hai tino taura here mō te uniana nei me ngā Māori o te taiwhanga o Tūranganui-a-Kiwa (TTR 2000:121). / In 1925 he was appointed as the New Zealand Workers’ Union’s executive councillor for the Gisborne district, and he became a key link between the union and Māori of Poverty Bay.

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2. (noun) leash.

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