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kura Play

1. (verb) (-ina,-ngia) to be educated, schooled, attending school.

He aha te pai kia kurangia ko ngā tāne anake, ā kia kura kore ngā taitamāhine? (HKW 8/1898:2) / What’s the good in only teaching the boys and letting the girls be uneducated?


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2. (noun) school, education, learning gathering.

E kīia ana e haere ana a Marietoa ki Poihākena ki te whakaoti i tōna kura (TP 8/1899 suppl:2). / They say that Maliatoa is going to Sydney to complete his education.


wharekura Play

1. (noun) house of learning - traditional place where tohunga taught esoteric knowledge to selected men.

Wharekura: Ko te whare kōrero i te wānanga, i ngā kōrero tūpuna (M 2006:272). / House of learning: The house where knowledge of esoteric lore was taught and also ancestral lore (M 2006:273).


2. (noun) school, school house.

Ko tēnei wharekura nā te Hāhi i utu ngā mea katoa (TP 11/1900:5). / For this school the Church paid for everything.


3. (noun) secondary school run on kaupapa Māori principles - these schools use Māori language as the medium of instruction and incorporate Māori customary practices into the way they operate.

E haere ana āna mokopuna ki te wharekura o Rākaumangamanga kia mōhio ai rātou ki te kōrero Māori. / Her grandchildren are attending the Rākaumangamanga wharekura so that they know how to speak Māori.


kura tuarua Play

1. (noun) secondary school, high school.


Aho o Te Kura Pounamu, Te Play

1. The Correspondence School - provides distance education from early childhood level to Year 13. Originally called Te Kura-ā-Tuhi.


whare kura Play

1. (noun) school - traditionally the place where esoteric lore was taught. In modern Māori it is written as one word.

Ko te ‘whare maire’ hei kura ako i ngā mahi mākutu-whaiwhaiā, i ngā kōrero o nehe me ngā kōrero pūrākau matua, ko te ‘whare pōrukuruku’, hei ako takitahi i te tangata i tōna kotahi anake; ko te ‘whare kura,’ te kura ako o te ira tangata; me te ‘whare takiura’, he kura ako i te pō (Rewi 2005:31). / The 'whare maire' was a school teaching the art of witchcraft, the history and the superior oral narratives; the 'whare pōrukuruku' was for individual teaching; the 'whare kura' was the school teaching the human element; and the 'whare takiura', a school teaching at night.


kura hourua Play

1. (noun) partnership school - a controversial way of delivering public education which brings together the education, business and community sectors to provide new opportunities for students to achieve education success. Partnership schools receive public funds on a per-pupil basis, like regular state schools, but have more independence in things like curriculum, operating hours, employment and leadership structure. Opponents see provision of education as the responsibility of government for the public good and not a commodity to be traded, with democratically elected Boards of Trustees who are accountable to the community. The involvement of third parties is seen to introduce unwelcome motives to the provision of education, often a profit motive. Fully qualified and registered teachers are seen to be essential. It is suggested that flexibility for alternative approaches has been possible under the existing legislation and that more could be made of this instead of introducing a new model for which the evidence of results is unclear.

E rima ngā kura hourua ka whakatūria i te tau 2014. / Five partnership schools will be established in 2014.


Tīpene Play

1. (loan) (personal name) Stephen, Stevens, Stephenson, St Stephen's School (Bombay, Auckland).

Ki ngā kura o Tīpene, o Waerengahika, o Hukarere… (HKW 2/1899:3). / To the schools of St Stephens, Warengahika, Hukarere…

See also Tēpene


tope Play

1. (noun) school shark, Galeorhinus galeus - a pale brownish-grey shark similar to a bigger version of a dogfish, having a double tail and pointed nose. Teeth small, pointed and sharp. Found in coastal and ocean waters from shallow depths to 1100 m.

See also mangō


Tumu, Te Play

1. (personal noun) School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies (University of Otago).


kura kaupapa Play

1. (noun) primary school operating under Māori custom and using Māori as the medium of instruction.


tūtarakauika Play

1. (noun) leader of a school of whales, personification of whales.

Kei Te Māhia he mauri nō Tūtarakauika, arā nō te wēra, he māpou (TP 10/1912:7). / At Te Māhia is a mauri of Tūtarakauika, that is of whales, and it is a māpou tree.


2. (noun) southern right whale, Eubalaena australis - a baleen whale with a large head and curved jaw found in temperate waters.


kuranga Play

1. (noun) schooling, education.

…ko ētahi tamariki o Tīpene i whakatutukiria tō rātou kuranga ki Te Aute (TP 8/1899:2). / …some of the children of St Stephen’s School finished their education at Te Aute College.


Wikitōria Play

1. (loan) (location) Victoria.

Nō te whenua i Wikitōria te rākau e tino pai ana tōna tapeha hei mea i te kiri kurī hei mahi mea hū (TW 14/9/1878:6/458). / The tree whose bark is very good for tanning shoe leather comes from state of Victoria.


2. (loan) (personal name) Victoria, Queen Victoria School.

Ko te rā whānautanga tēnei o Wikitōria, te Kuīni o Ingarani (Ma 1841:6). / This is the birthday of Victoria, the Queen of England.


whare kōrero Play

1. (noun) school of learning - a place where traditional narratives and knowledge are taught.

Ko ia tētahi o ngā tino tohunga o roto o Tūranga, nō te whare kōrero e kīia nei ko Whare-hinana. Ko te tūnga o taua whare e tata ana ki te urupā i Waerengaahika (M 2006:222). / He was one of the notable tohunga of the Gisborne area and was from the house of learning called Whare-hinana. The site of that building was near the burial ground at Waerengaahika.


kura rata Play

1. (noun) medical school.


whare pora Play

1. (noun) house of weaving, weaving school.

Ko Hineteiwaiwa te tupuna wahine nāna ngā mahi katoa e pā ana ki te whare pora, te raranga me te whatu (PK 2008:666). / Hineteiwaiwa was the female ancestor from whom all the arts of the house of weaving originated, including plaiting and weaving.

See also ngā mahi a te whare pora, pora


kapetā Play

1. (noun) school shark, Galeorhinus galeus - a pale brownish-grey shark similar to a bigger version of a dogfish, having a double tail and pointed nose. Teeth small, pointed and sharp. Found in coastal and ocean waters from shallow depths to 1100 m.

See also mangō


mangō Play

1. (noun) shark, dogfish, gummy shark - a general name for sharks. Word following mangō identifies the species (e.g. mangō-ururoa, white pointer shark).

Kakū ana tana ngao i ngā kai papai a te Pākehā, engari ko tēhea atu hoki i te kānga kōpiro, i te toroī, i te kōura mara, i te kina i rāua ki te wai māori mō ngā rā e toru, i te kōuka, i te mangō me te kererū huahua, he mea kōtutu katoa i roto anō i ōna hinu (TTR 1998:206). / He enjoyed the finest of Pākehā foods but relished fermented corn, pickled pūhā and mussels, crayfish fermented in fresh water, sea-urchins steeped in fresh water for three days, inner baby fronds of the cabbage tree, shark, and wild pigeons preserved entirely in their own fat.

See also mangō tuatini, mangō ururoa, mangō taniwha, mangō ripi, mangōpare


2. (noun) spotted dogfish, rig, smooth-hound, Mustelus lenticulatus.


3. (noun) school shark, Galeorhinus galeus - a pale brownish-grey shark similar to a bigger version of a dogfish, having a double tail and pointed nose. Teeth small, pointed and sharp. Found in coastal and ocean waters from shallow depths to 1100 m.


tupere Play

1. (noun) school shark, Galeorhinus galeus - a pale brownish-grey shark similar to a bigger version of a dogfish, having a double tail and pointed nose. Teeth small, pointed and sharp. Found in coastal and ocean waters from shallow depths to 1100 m.

See also mangō


whare pūrākau Play

1. (noun) school of learning where tohunga taught esoteric knowledge, rituals, karakia, history and creation narratives. A term used particularly by Ngāi Tahu for the whare wānanga.

Ka tōna riteka o te whare pūrākau, hei whakaako i kā tamariki rakatira kia mātau ki te taki tāhū, ki te karakia mō ruka i kā taumata whakaariki, karakia ruruku manawa mō te tūpāpaku ki te moe, ka hemo (MT 2011:81). / The purpose of the house of learning was to teach the chiefly children to know how to recite the direct lines of ancestry through the senior lines, to recite incantations to weaken approaching war-parties, and for restoring life to someone who is ill and has fallen unconscious.


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