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taurekareka

1. (verb) (-tia) to be enslaved.

Nō muri mai i tō rātou whakarerenga i tērā kāinga i te tekau tau atu i 1850, ko te āhua nei, i noho kē mai ia ki Te Ara-a-Kiwa, kia kore a ia e whakahokia ki Wharekauri, taurekareka ai (TTR 1976:172). / After their abandonment of that home in the 1850s, it would seem that she settled in Foveaux Strait to avoid returning to the Chatham Islands, to slavery.

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2. (modifier) dastardly, shameful, low, base, dishonourable.

Kātahi te mahi taurekareka rawa atu a ngā kaimahi Pākehā i kitea ko tēnei! (TTR 2000:122). / This was the most dastardly action ever committed by Pākehā workers.

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3. (noun) captive taken in war, slave, prisoner of war.

He tikanga hē te whakatupu ake i ngā kōtiro hei pononga, hei taurekareka mā te tāne (TTT 1/12/1929:1955). / It is wrong to raise girls as servants and slaves for men.

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4. (noun) scoundrel, idiot, rascal, rogue.

Ko wai te taurekareka nāna nei i waiho te hō ki konei takoto ai? (HW 1969:59). / Who was the idiot who left the spade lying here?

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mate taurekareka

1. (noun) terrible death, cancer.

Henare, Taurekareka (Tau)

1. (personal name) (1877/1878-1940) Ngāpuhi; Raised by Wī Pere, but later returned north. Elected to Northern Māori for the Reform Party and remained in Parliament until 1938.

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