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tūranga

1. (noun) stand, position, situation, site, foundation, stance.

I eke a Matiu ki te tūranga haihana, engari ka hē kē atu te mate o ana kanohi i ngā kirikiri o Īhipa (TTR 2000:208). / Matiu reached the rank of sergeant, but the problem with his eyes worsened from the sands of Egypt.

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piki tūranga

1. (noun) successor.

I a ia ka pakeke ka noho ko ia te uri tuku iho me te piki tūranga mō tana pāpā (TTR 1996:83). / When he was becoming an adult he was his father's heir apparent.

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whakawhiwhinga tūranga

1. (noun) fellowship.

Nō te tau 1974 i mau i a ia he whakawhiwhinga tūranga nā te whare wānanga kia whai ia i tāna i hiahia ai, he mea hoatu e te kaunihera mahi toi a Kuīni Erihāpeti Te Tuarua o Aotearoa (TTR 2000:75). / In 1974 she received a fellowship to pursue whatever she wanted which was awarded by the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand.

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tūranga hauropi

1. (noun) ecological niche.

puri tūranga

1. (noun) place holder.

Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa

1. (location) Gisborne, Poverty Bay (sea).

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 4;)

I kuraina tuatahitia ia i te kura o Te Waerenga-a-Hika i kō mai o Tūranga (TTR 1998:205). / He was educated initially at Waerenga-a-Hika school near Gisborne.

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