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tiaki

1. (verb) (-na) to guard, keep.

I tētahi pō, ka whakaritea ko au tētahi o ngā hēteri tiaki i ngā herehere (HP 1991:113). / One night I was appointed to be one of the sentries guarding the prisoners.

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2. (verb) (-na) to look after, nurse, care, protect, conserve, save (computer).

I runga i te kupu a Henare Parata, ka tukua mai e te Tari Māori i Pōneke he nēhi, arā, he wahine tiaki tūroro (TP 2/1903:11). / On the word of Henare Parata, the Native Affairs Department in Wellington sent a nurse, that is, a woman who cares for sick people.

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3. (verb) (-na) to have custody of.

Me haere tonu rātou ki te kōti, arā te Kōti Whānau, ki te tono mō tētahi pepa ki te hiahia rātou ki te tiaki tonu i ngā tamariki mō ngā rā katoa (RT 2013:80). / They must go to court, that is to the Family Court, to request a form if they wish to have full-time custody of the children.

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4. (verb) (-na) to hold in trust, administer for others.

Ka kaha kē nei te āwhina a Meihana i te whānau o tana wahine, o Kahu, tiaki hoki i ō rātou pānga whenua i te poraka o Reureu, me tana tiaki, whakanui atu hoki i te marae o Te Hiiri (TTR 1998:32). / Mason unstintingly assisted members of his wife, Kahu's, family in managing their interests in the Reureu block and in maintaining and extending Te Hiiri marae.

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5. (verb) (-na) to wait for, watch for.

Kei tātahi ia e tiaki ana i te waka o Karihi kia ū mai (W 1971:414). / He is at the beach waiting for Karihi's canoe to land.

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6. (noun) looking after, protection, safeguarding.

Ko te tino kaupapa a Te Whiwhi ko te tiaki i ō rātou whenua (TTR 1990:345). / Te Whiwhi's primary focus was the protection of their lands.

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tiaki

1. (loan) (noun) cheque.

Ka rere te mahi a te nōti, a te tiaki, a te hiriwa, a te kapa, kīhai i roa, kua eke ki £218 (TJ 8/2/1898:5). / Lots of notes, cheques, silver and pennies flowed in and it wasn’t long before it had climbed to £218.

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Tiaki

1. (loan) (personal name) Jack, Jackie.

He mea whakaatu mai nā Tiaki Hōka, teina o Hōka, rōia o Whanganui (TJ 18/1/1900:11). / As described by Jack Hogg, the younger brother of Hogg, the Whanganui lawyer.

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tiaki

1. (loan) (noun) jack (playing card).

tiaki

1. (loan) (noun) Union Jack (flag).

Ka whakatūria tana pou haki. Ka whakatarengia te tiaki o Ingarangi (TTR 1990:196). / His flagstaff was erected, and the Union Jack was flown.

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tiaki hei

1. save as (computer).

pēke tiaki moni

1. (loan) (noun) savings bank.

Ko ngā painga o te pēke tiaki moni, kua oti te whakarite (TKM 10/5/1849:4). / The advantages of the savings bank that has been established.

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whakaaetanga tiaki tamariki

1. (noun) parenting agreement, protection of children agreement.

Ka whakarārangi mai i tētahi whakaaetanga tiaki tamariki i ngā whakatau kua whakaaehia (Ministry of Justice MOJ0560M 2014:2) / It outlines a protection of children agreement and the decisions that have been agreed upon.

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Tari Tiaki Pūngao, Te

1. (loan) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Tari Tiaki Iwi, Te

1. (loan) Public Trust.

tiakanga

1. (noun) circumstance of guarding, protection, preservation - nominalised form of tiaki.

Me tono ia ki ngā mema kia āta whakaaro rātou ki tēnei tikanga nui, arā te tiakanga o ngā ngāherehere, me ngā hē e tupu mai ana i runga i te mahi whakapau kau i aua ngāherehere (TWMNT 28/7/1874:183). / He must ask the members to think carefully about this important issue, that is the preservation of the forests, and to the injurious effects of destroying them.

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