1. (location) the sea, coast (as opposed to uta when referring to the hinterland) - a location word, or locative, which follows immediately after particles such as ki, i, hei and kei.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 15-16, 29;)
1. (personal noun) tribal group in the area around Tōrere and also at Clevedon near Auckland.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)
E kī ana a Te Tūtere, kei te whakaae a Ngāi Tai o Tōrere ki tā Hēnare Ruru, engari i kī a Te Wētini Taku o Ngāi Tai, i titoa te waiata nei e taua wahine ki Tōrere (M 2006:108). / Te Tūtere said that Ngāi Tai of Tōrere agrees with Hēnare Ruru, but Te Wētini Taku of Ngāi Tai claims that this song was composed by that woman at Tōrere.
1. (noun) slack water, slow-moving water - a time at the turn of the tide when it is neither ebbing nor flowing.
1. (noun) spring tide, king tide, tidal wave, huge tide.
1. (noun) high tide.
Ko te wāhi e tārewa ana ko ngā roto kei waenganui i ngā whenua, ko ngā parumoana, arā ko ngā whenua e pā ana ki ngā moana, e ngaromia ana e te tai pari. Ki te Māori he whenua ēnei nōna (TTT 1/8/1922:13). / The part still unresolved relates to lakes within the land and the seabed, that is the land associated with the sea which is covered by the high tide. To the Māori this land belongs to them.
1. (noun) reef heron, Egretta sacra - a slaty-grey heron with a long, heavy, grey to yellowish bill. Legs relatively short, yellow-green. Hunched and almost horizontal when feeding. Found in mangrove inlets, rocky shores, wave platforms and intertidal mudflats.
See also matuku moana