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waharoa

1. (noun) entrance to a , gateway, main entranceway.

Ka patua e ia tētehi wahine i te huarahi e ia e oma ana ki te waharoa, te kūwaha o te pā (JPS 1943:60). / A certain woman was slain by him on the pathway as he was running to the gateway or entrance of the pā.

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2. (noun) horse mussel, Atrina pectinata zelandica - a large bivalve common from low tide to 45 m with a thin, dark, wedge-shaped shell. The shell is thin, covered with hollow spines.

See also hururoa

pūpū waharoa

1. (noun) brown bubble shell, Bulla quoyii - a round univalve found between tides under eel grass on mudflats of the North Island.

Waharoa, Te

1. (personal name) (?-1838) Ngāti Hauā; warrior chief who led his people of central Waikato in a series of battles and alliances with neighbouring tribes to preserve their lands.

Waharoa, Wiremu Tāmihana Tarapīpipi Te

1. (personal name) (?-1866) Ngāti Hauā; second son of Te Waharoa and leader, diplomat, teacher and supporter of the establishment of the Kīngitanga.

(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 1-35; Te Kōhure Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 1;)

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