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takiwā

1. (noun) district, area, territory, vicinity, region.

Me whakatū he poari whenua Māori mō ia takiwā, mō ia takiwā (TJ 12/4/1898:1). / A Maori land board should be set up for each district.

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2. (noun) time, period, season.

Ā pau noa ngā rā tekau mā tahi me ngā pō hoki e tinei ana i te ahi, kore rawa e taea, i tēnei takiwā kua tata tonu te ahi ki te wāhi e takoto ana ngā pāka paura (HTK 8/7/1893:7). / And for eleven days and nights we were fighting to extinguish the fire without success and at this time the fire was quite close to the place where the boxes of gunpowder were lying.

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3. (noun) space.

I te wā i oti ai ngā mea katoa te hanga i runga i te mata o te whenua i roto i te whenua, i te takiwā, i roto i ngā wai, ka ui atu rātou me pēwhea te whakaputa i te ira tangata ki te ao (TTT 1/6/1924:63). / At the time all things were being created on the face of the land and in the earth, in space and in the waters, they asked how should the human element be created in the world.

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4. (noun) setting.

Ko te takiwā o te whakaari, ko te Pakanga Tuarua o te Ao ki Karipori (RMR 2017). / The setting of the play is the Second World War in Gallipoli.

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takiwā pārū

1. (noun) tropics.

Nā te rerekē o te huarere, kīhai te kūmara i tipu i te roanga o te tau pērā i ngā takiwā pārū (Te Ara 2012). / Because of the difference in climate the kūmara would not grow year-round as it does in the tropics.

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hau takiwā

1. (noun) air.

Ka piki ake te hau takiwā mahana, ka tōtā te wairehu o roto, ka huihui hei kapua (RP 2009:193). / When warm air rises, the water vapour in it condenses and collects together as cloud.

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Kairēhita Takiwā Whenua

1. (loan) District Land Registrar.

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