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whakawātea Play

1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to clear, free, dislodge, purge, get rid of.

E pai ana i te wā e ora tonu ana a Te Urukehu, nō tōna matenga kua kore he tohunga whakawātea i a mātau. Nō reira ia i haere ai ki a Nīao Ngāheu kia whakawāteatia ērā āhuatanga i runga i a mātau (EM 2002:122). / It was fine during the time that Te Urukehu was alive, but when he died there was no longer a tohunga to clear us . For that reason he went to Nīao Ngāheu to clear us of those things that were afflicting us.


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2. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to excuse, make way for, exempt.

He mea hākiki ki a Te Puea te whakakāhoretanga a te kāwanatanga kia whakawāteatia a Korokī i te whakahau kia rēhita ia i raro i te Ture Penihana o 1938 (TTR 1996:48). / It was offensive to Te Puea that the government would not exempt Korokī from the necessity to register under the Social Security Act of 1938.


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3. (modifier) freeing, removing, clearing.

I roto i ngā tau mai i 1850, i tautoko pea ia i te kaupapa o te Kaingārara, he tikanga whakawātea tēnei i ngā wāhi e mōhiotia ana he tapu (TTR 1990:312). / In the 1850s he probably supported the Kaingārara movement, which aimed to remove tapu from places known to be invested with spiritual power.


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4. (noun) clearing, freeing, expunging, purging, removal.

Ko tētahi hoki o ōna whakaaro ko te whakawātea i te marae i te tapu (EM 2002:207). / Another of his ideas was the removal of tapu from the marae.


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5. (noun) exit, exit song, exit item - a term used for the final item of a traditional performing arts competition during which the performing group retreats from the stage.

Nā Poia Rewi te whakawātea a tō mātou rōpū i tito. / Poia Rewi composed our group's exit item.


tikanga whakawātea whare Play

1. (noun) evacuation drill.


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